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Regeneron Science Talent Search
Celebrating the best and brightest
Founded by the Science Talent Search alumni and deeply committed to STEM education, Regeneron prioritizes the need to support young scientists who are generating ideas and solutions to address global challenges.
The Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS), a program of Society for Science, is the nation’s most prestigious pre-college science and mathematics competition. Established in 1942, it recognizes the best and brightest young scientists for demonstrating exceptional scientific leadership potential.
Each year, approximately 1,800 high school seniors enter the Regeneron STS. Three hundred Regeneron STS scholars are selected and they and their schools are awarded $2,000 each, totaling approximately $1.2 million in awards. From that pool of scholars, 40 finalists receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, where they compete in a rigorous judging process for an additional $1.8 million in awards, with a top prize of $250,000.
Check out the most recent news about the Regeneron Science Talent Search and learn more about Regeneron’s 10-year, $100 million commitment.
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Science Talent Search alumni
How this prestigious competition sparks life-long inspiration.
2016 STS finalist
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Demonstrate your scientific potential
Society for Science, the nonprofit organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education, has owned and administered the Science Talent Search since its inception in 1942.
Entrants must complete a rigorous application process, including a 20-page research report documenting their independent scientific research. After extensive review, 40 finalists are selected to compete each March in Washington, DC.
Our legacy with STS
We are proud to have several STS alumni among our employee base, including Len Schleifer, MD, PhD, Board Co-Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer, and George Yancopoulos, MD, PhD, Board Co-Chair, President and Chief Scientific Officer.
Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair
Expanding our global STEM commitment
The Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), a program of Society for Science (Society), is the world's largest high school STEM competition. Established in 1950, it gives talented and brilliant young scientists around the world a global stage to share their outstanding STEM research and compete for $8 million in awards, prizes and scholarships.
Each year, over 175,000 students compete in the Society's more than 400 affiliated high school science fairs around the world. Top winners earn the right to compete at Regeneron ISEF, where nearly 1,600 finalists are judged in 22 different categories, including Regeneron’s sponsored categories of Biochemistry, Biomedical and Health Sciences, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Robotics and Intelligent Machines, and Translational Medical Science.
Regeneron has sponsored Regeneron ISEF since 2019, welcoming over 5,000 high school students from 64 countries and distributing nearly $22 million in awards, prizes and scholarships to the world’s top young scientists. In 2023, we announced an additional $34 million over five years, a $10 million increase from our previous commitment level. We’re proud that through our sponsorship of Regeneron ISEF, we can support students in transforming their high school research into strong academic pursuits and future innovation.
Learn more about how Regeneron is fostering the next generation of scientists
Supporting the Future of STEM
A closer look at how Regeneron ISEF is providing the world's most promising young scientists and engineers with the tools, resources and a global platform to drive innovation.
Illuminating a Path to Careers in STEM
Regeneron sponsors ISEF with the hope of illuminating the path from passionate high school research to illustrious STEM careers. Our University Relations team actively engages with the Society to bring Regeneron ISEF alumni to our organization as interns, with the aim of setting a similar precedent for others in the industry and research sectors to follow.
We are proud to have a number of ISEF alumni who work at Regeneron, from internships to full-time roles, in areas such as Research and Preclinical Development, Industrial Operations and Product Supply and Global Development. In 2022, approximately one in 10 Regeneron interns had formerly participated in a Regeneron Social Impact program, up more than 50% from the previous year.Learn more about careers at Regeneron