Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS)

My Regeneron Achievment

I have recently been named as one of the top 300 Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholars. This worldwide competition selects students for exceptional research skills, commitment to academics, innovative thinking, and promise as a scientist. The Regeneron Science Talent Search provides students a national stage to present original research and novel discoveries of young scientists.

Regeneron's Letter Regarding Top 300 Scholars

Dear Varun Chandrashekhar,

Congratulations! Society for Science and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. are proud to share that you have been named a top 300 scholar in the Regeneron Science Talent Search. Your selection as scholar is a great honor, and signifies your talent and promise in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. You join a distinguished group of alumni that includes Nobel Prize winners, MacArthur Fellows, entrepreneurs and innovators who, just like you, were named among the top 300 competitors in this program as seniors in high school. We know this year has not been easy due to the pandemic and applaud you for your resilience under difficult circumstances.

You are now also part of the Society for Science’s larger alumni family. The alumni team at the Society would like to encourage you to join our Alumni Network, where you can expand your network, reconnect with friends, and discover mentors and peers in your industry or region.

Congratulations again on this great honor. We are proud to support dedicated and talented leaders in STEM like you.


Allie Stifel (she/her)

Director, Regeneron Science Talent Search

Society for Science

What is Regneneron STS?

The Regeneron Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science since 1942, is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Each year, nearly 2,000 student entrants submit original research in critically important scientific fields of study and are judged by leading experts in their fields. Unique among high school competitions in the U.S. and around the world, the Regeneron Science Talent Search focuses on identifying, inspiring and engaging the nation’s most promising young scientists who are creating the ideas that could solve society’s most urgent challenges.

Top 300 Regeneron STS Scholars

The Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars were selected from 1,804 applications received from 603 high schools across 46 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and eight other countries. Scholars were chosen based on their exceptional research skills, commitment to academics, innovative thinking and promise as scientists as demonstrated through the submission of their original, independent research projects, essays and recommendation. The 300 scholars hail from 185 American and international high schools in 37 states, China, Switzerland, and Singapore, including three homeschools.

The Regeneron Science Talent Search provides students with a national stage to present original research and celebrates the hard work and novel discoveries of young scientists who are bringing a fresh perspective to significant global challenges. This year, research projects cover topics from tracking countries’ progress on Sustainable Development Goals to the impact of states’ individual COVID-19 responses, and improving the tools used to diagnose Alzheimer’s to analyzing the effects of virtual learning on education.