Vincent Huang, Named as Top 40 Finalist in the Regeneron Science Talent Search
On January 23, Vincent Huang of Plano West Senior High School was named a "Top 40" finalist in the 2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS), the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. His project is titled: Modeling Refugee Migration: Mathematical and Algorithmic Models of Refugee Crises. "Top 40" finalists were selected based on their project's scientific rigor and their potential to become world-changing scientists. Earlier in January, the "Top 300" scholars were selected from the nearly 2,000 contest entrants. Plano ISD had four students in this group, which included Vincent Huang. Read more about the "Top 300" scholars in Headline News.
As a finalist, Vincent will travel to Washington, D.C. March 7-13, where additional judging will take place during the selection of the "Top 10" finalists. Finalists have the opportunity to interact with leading scientists, meet with members of Congress and display their projects to the public at the National Geographic Society on March 10. "Top 40" finalists are each awarded at least $25,000, and the "Top 10" finalist awards range from $40,000 to $250,000. The "Top 10" Regeneron STS 2019 winners will be announced at a black-tie gala awards ceremony on March 12. In total, more than $3 million in awards will be distributed throughout the Regeneron Science Talent Search. Read more about Vincent Huang and his research.