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Nine San Diego County Students Awarded Prestigous Science Honor

Nine San Diego County Students Awarded Prestigous Science Honor

Nine students from San Diego County were among the top 300 scholars in the Society for Science Regeneron Science Talent Search 2023, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors.

The students will be awarded $2,000 each and their schools will be awarded $2,000 for each enrolled scholar.

The Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars were selected from 1,949 applications from 627 high schools across 48 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and four other countries. Scholars were chosen based on their outstanding research, leadership skills, community involvement, commitment to academics, creativity in asking scientific questions and exceptional promise as STEM leaders demonstrated through the submission of their original, independent research projects, essays and recommendations. 

On Jan. 24, 40 of the 300 scholars will be named Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists. The finalists will then compete for more than $1.8 million in awards during a week-long competition in Washington, D.C., taking place March 9-15. 

The Regeneron Science Talent Search recognizes and empowers promising young scientists who are generating innovative solutions to solve significant global challenges through rigorous research and discoveries. It provides students with a national stage to present new ideas and challenge conventional ways of thinking. 

San Diego County Honorees

Hari Hemanth Krishnamurthy, 17

  • Canyon Crest Academy, San Dieguito Union High School District 
  • Project Title: Asylum Indicator: Predictive Modeling of Asylum Adjudications in the USA and in the EU To Help Refugees 

James Hou, 17

  • The Bishop's School
  • Project Title: Near Real-Time Seismic Human Fatality Information Retrieval From Social Media With Few-Shot Large-Language Models 

Anna Lumin Liu, 17

  • Rancho Bernardo High School, Poway Unified School District
  • Project Title: A Selective Removal of Carboxylated Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) via Silver-Assisted Coagulation 

Derek Xintao Liu, 16

  • Torrey Pines High School, San Dieguito Union High School
  • Project Title: Arrangements of Simplices in Fine Mixed Subdivisions 

Ayush Nayak, 18

  • Westview High School, Poway Unified School District
  • Project Title: Development of InSb/Si Quantum Dots for Next-Generation Multivalued High-Transport Transistor Technology 

Bella Rose Marie Schremmer, 17

  • University City High School, San Diego Unified School District
  • Project Title: Point Absorber Wave Energy Converter Devices Applied on Pre-Existing Marine Structures: An Economic and Sustainable Energy Solution

Ellen Xu, 17

  • Del Norte High School, Poway Unified School District
  • Project Title: A Deep Convolutional Neural Network for Kawasaki Disease Diagnosis 

Shirley Xu, 17

  • The Bishop's School
  • Project Title: A Heuristic Solution to the Closest String Problem Using Wave Function Collapse Techniques 

Andrew Y. Zhang, 17

  • Del Norte High School, Poway Unified School District
  • Project Title: A Novel Blood-Based MicroRNA Diagnostic Model With High Accuracy for Multi-Cancer Early Detection 

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