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Bronx Science has 11 Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholars

Congratulations to the 11 Bronx Science senior research students who were named Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholars: Jonathan Bar-On, Emily Chan, Jared Lenn, Zhaleh Mahootian, Jonah Massey, Wyatt Morgan, Jeffrey Munsell, Helen Shao, Syed Wahid, Yi Xie, and Kevin Zheng. On January 8, 2020, Society for Science & the Public and Regeneron announced the 300 students named as Scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Bronx Science tied with Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, NJ for the most scholars in the country. For further information, click the headline.

  • Jonathan Bar-On:  Depolarizing Polarity: Data Mining Shared Likes on Twitter to Uncover Political Gateway Groups
  • Emily Chan:  An Examination Into the Relationship between Different National Attitudes Regarding Gender on Student STEM Career Aspirations: An International Study
  • Jared Lenn:  Engineering a DNA Aptamer Nanomachine Platform for T-Cell Detection Based on Cancer Metabolites
  • Zhaleh Mahootian:  Evolution of Communal Living in Synalpheus Snapping Shrimp
  • Jonah Massey:  Lobbying and Corporate Change: Investigating the Role of Political Capital in Turnaround Success
  • Wyatt Morgan:  Creation of a One-Step Method for the Generation of a Tandem-Guide RNA to Improve the CRISPR System
  • Jeffrey Munsell:  Random Forest Classifier-Aided Candidate Selection of Photometrically Variable Milky Way Halo RR Lyrae in the NGVS Data Set
  • Helen Shao:  Predicting Intensity Maps of Cosmic Neutral Hydrogen from Dark Matter Using Convolutional Neural Networks
  • Syed Wahid:  The Effect of Psychological Distancing and Desensitization to Violence by Country on Reactions to Tragedy
  • Yi Xie:  Harnessing the Power of Comparative Functional Genetics: How the Medically Important Enzyme Na+, K+-ATPase Can Advance the Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Kevin Zheng:  Examining the Effects of Alzheimer’s-Associated Gene PLCG2 Using CRISPR-Cas9 Knockout

The 79th Regeneron Science Talent Search is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition for high school seniors.

A listing of all 300 Scholars can be found here, and you can read the press release here. Nearly 2,000 students entered the competition this year from 659 high schools and 49 states.

Each student will receive $2,000, and their school will also receive $2,000 per scholar to use toward STEM-related activities.

Regeneron Scholars could also be named as one of 40 Finalists, who each receive at least $25,000 and are invited to Washington, DC for the final competition in March 2020 where the top award is $250,000.

The top 40 Finalists will be announced on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. 

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