3 Greenwich Students Named Scholars In 2021 Science Talent Search

RJ Scofield

Information via Society for Science

GREENWICH, CT — Society for Science (the Society) announced Thursday the top 300 scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2021, the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors, including three students from Greenwich.

The 300 scholars and their schools will be awarded $2,000 each, according to a news release. (To sign up for Greenwich breaking news alerts and more, click here.)

The three scholars from Greenwich were:

  • Hannah Goldenberg (Greenwich High School)

    • Project Title: Linking Continued Exposure to E-Cigarette Vapor Constituents with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

  • Sofia Pronina, (Greenwich High School)

    • Project Title: Carbon Nanotube Lab-on-Chip as a Rapid, Inexpensive, Lyme Disease Detection System

  • Edgar Sosa, (Greenwich High School)

    • Project Title: Metal Oxide Nanoparticle Suppression of Coffee Rust Using an Alternaria, Stomata-Sporulating Model Fungus

The Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars were selected from 1,760 applications received from 611 high schools across 45 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 10 countries.

Scholars were chosen based on their exceptional research skills, commitment to academics, innovative thinking and promise as scientists, and hail from 198 American and international high schools in 37 states, Puerto Rico, Chinese Taipei, and Singapore.

The full list of scholars can be viewed here.

The Regeneron Science Talent Search provides students with a national stage to present original research and celebrates the hard work and discoveries of young scientists who are bringing a fresh perspective to significant global challenges. This year, research projects cover topics from bioinformatics to public health and energy efficiency.

"The remarkable drive, creativity and intellectual curiosity that each one of these scholars possesses represents a hopeful outlook for our future and our collective wellbeing," said Maya Ajmera, President and CEO of Society for Science, Publisher of Science News and 1985 Science Talent Search alum. "At a time when many students’ educational experiences are being disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, I am incredibly humbled to see gifted young scientists and engineers eager to contribute fresh insights to solving the world’s most intractable problems."

"An exceptional group of student leaders and innovators comprise this year's Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars, with an array of projects that demonstrate the power of science," said Hala Mirza, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Citizenship at Regeneron. "We are honored to celebrate the next generation of young scientists and inventors who can elevate the STEM community and our broader society through their high-quality research and novel discoveries. These are the inspiring problem solvers who will help address the current and future challenges facing our world."

On Jan. 21, 40 of the 300 scholars will be named Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists. From March 10-17 all 40 finalists will compete for more than $1.8 million in awards provided by Regeneron.

Learn more at www.societyforscience.org.

This article originally appeared on the Greenwich Patch