Meet Some Of The Brightest Teenagers Who Could Find A Cancer Cure Or Save The World

By Amanda Moore, Parent Herald February 14, 04:00 am
Some 40 high school students have made it to the finals of the Regeneron Science Talent Search in Washington.
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Forty teenagers across America have been recognized for their talents and ingenuity in this year's Regeneron Science Talent Search, a prestigious competition for high school kids who excel in science and math. These students will be presented in Washington, D.C. during the final judging of their research work and inventions on March 9 to 15.

These teenagers have the potential to be the nation's premiere scientists, mathematicians and engineers. Their works include finding a cure for cancer, or building a computational model to determine carbon tax policies effects, or creating biodegradable batteries for electronic products, among others.

The Washington Post reports that four high school students from D.C. have made it to the finalist lists. These are Prathik Naidu (Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology), David Rekhtman (Walt Whitman High School) and Sambuddha Chattopadhyay and Rohan Dalvi (Montgomery Blair High School).

New Jersey reports Jackson Weaver (McNair Academic High School) is the lone teen from their state who also made it to the 40 finalists among 2,000 students who submitted their work. Mercury News reports five finalists will represent the Bay area. These are Jessika Baral (Mission San Jose High), Laura Pierson (College Preparatory School), and Evani Radiya-Dixit, Manan Shah and Arjun Subramania (Harker School).

Lohud reports three high school students are from Westchester in New York. These are Jonathan Chung (Hendrick Hudson High School), Audrey Saltzman (Byram Hills High School) and Blake Hord (Dobbs Ferry High School). Check out the complete list of finalist for the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search from its official site.

The competition was previously dubbed as the Intel Science Talent Search but it has a new sponsor in Regeneron, the biotech company that will award the winners with cash prizes from $40,000 to $250,000. "These talented young scientists are already exploring life-changing solutions for the world's problems and are poised to lead innovation for future generations," Regeneron President and Chief Science Officer George D. Yancopoulos said, according to Yahoo.

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