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Regeneron Science Talent Search

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The Regeneron Science Talent Search, or simply the STS, is the USA's oldest science competition, begun in 1942, with a top prize of a $250,000 scholarship.


Approximately 1700 American high school seniors enter Regeneron STS annually with self-created projects on various sciences. 300 semifinalists are selected, and then 40 finalists.


The prizes for the finalists are:

  • A chance to interact with famous modern scientists.
  • A trip to Washington, D.C.
  • A new laptop computer with an Intel card.
  • $5,000 from the Intel Foundation.
  • A chance to display research at the National Academy of Sciences.
  • An opportunity to meet with government officials.

The first place winner of STS is awarded a $100,000 four-year scholarship. The second place winner receives $75,000, and the third place winner $50,000. The fourth through sixth place winners each receive $25,000. The seventh through tenth place winners each receive $20,000.


This contest was known as the Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) from 1998 through 2016.

In 2006 Mary Masterman won with her physics project on her inexpensive home construction of spectrographs.

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