APS News Release

Washington-Liberty Junior Earns Selection to Regeneron Talent Search

STS ScholarsWashington-Liberty High School junior James Licato has been selected as one of the 300 scholars for the Regeneron Science Talent Search. Licato and W-L both will receive $2,000.  In addition, Licato will compete to be of the 40 finalists and the Grand Prize winner.

The Regeneron Science Talent Search is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math research competition for high school seniors. Regeneron STS is a program of Society for Science, the same non-profit organization that owns and produces the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair. Regeneron STS recognizes and empowers the most promising young scientists in the U.S. who are creating the ideas and solutions that solve our most urgent challenges. High school seniors with individual, original research projects are invited to apply online to the Regeneron STS. There are no limits to the number of students who can enter from any school, region or state, and students may submit research from any year of high school.

Each top 300 scholar receives a $2,000 award from Regeneron with an additional $2,000 going to his or her school. The competition overall awards $3.1 million to provide the opportunities and resources that students need to become the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs, and STEM leaders. The 40 finalists each receive $25,000 and the chance to compete for the $250,000 first place prize in a virtual competition in March. Finalists will be announced on January 21, 2021.

To learn more about the 2021 competition and the top 300 scholars visit https://www.societyforscience.org/regeneron-sts/2021-scholars/?utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=