On January 9, the "top 300" scholars were announced in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, a program of the Society for Science & the Public. Included in this group of talented student scientists are two Plano West Senior High students. Congratulations to:
Sharon Jiang, Plano West Senior High School, Project: Inactivating Mutations in the Tumor Suppressor Gene STAG2 Identify the Cohesin Complex as a Potential Target for Endometrial Cancer Therapy
Michael Yuanchao Ma, Plano West Senior High School, Project: New Results on Permutation Pattern-Replacement with a Generalization of Erdős-Szekeres
The "top 300" scholars were selected from among 1,818 entrants from 555 high schools in 45 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and six American and international high schools overseas. Scholars are selected based on their exceptional research skills, commitment to academics, innovative thinking and promise as scientists. Each scholar in the "top 300," receives a $2,000 award with an additional $2,000 going to his or her school. From the "top 300," 40 finalists will be chosen to compete in Washington, D.C in March. Announcement of the finalists will be made on January 23.
The Regeneron Science Talent Search is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. The competition overall awards $3.1 million to provide the opportunities and resources that students need to become the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs and STEM leaders. For more information and to see the complete list of "top 300" scholars see the Society for Science and the Public website.