Congratulations to this year’s
Regeneron Science Talent Search top winners!
Teen scientists win more than $1.8 million at the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2019
Regeneron and Society for Science & the Public announced March 12 the top winners of the
Regeneron Science Talent Search 2019, the oldest and most prestigious science and math competition
for high school seniors in the United States. The Regeneron Science Talent Search focuses on identifying,
inspiring and engaging the nation’s most promising young scientists, who are developing solutions that could
solve society’s most urgent challenges.
Ana Humphrey, 18, of Alexandria, Va., won the top award
of $250,000 for her mathematical model to determine the
possible locations of exoplanets — planets outside our solar
system — that may have been missed by NASA’s Kepler
Second place honors and $175,000 went to Samuel
Weissman, 17, of Rosemont, Pa., for his project analyzing
the genetic makeup of HIV in two patients on long-term
antiretroviral therapy to understand why they continued to
have treatment-resistant “reservoirs” of HIV-infected cells.
Third place honors and $150,000 went to Adam Ardeishar,
17, of Alexandria, Va., for his project combining a classic
math problem called the “coupon collector problem” with
extreme value theory.
Fourth Place: Madeleine Yang of Beverly Hills, Mich.,
received a $100,000 award.
Fifth Place: Carolyn Beaumont of McLean, Va., received a
Sixth Place: Samuel Ferguson of West Windsor, N. J.,
received an $80,000 award.
Seventh Place: Brent Perlman of Armonk, N. Y., received a
Eighth Place: Rachel Seevers of Lexington, Ky., received a
Ninth Place: Vincent Huang of Plano, Texas, received a
Tenth Place: Eshika Saxena of Bellevue, Wash., received a