Congratulations to senior Ishan Khare for being selected as one of 300 students internationally in the annual Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholars competition. Not only does Ishan receive $2,000 for his achievement, but so does the Junior/Senior High School to use toward STEM-related activities. “I could not have done it without the support and expertise from Ottawa Hills Local Schools,” Ishan said.
“We are incredibly proud of Ishan and his accomplishments,” said Ben McMurray, principal of the Junior/Senior High School. “Keep up the good work. I know you will continue to make a difference in this world.”
The Regeneron Science Talent Search is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition for high school seniors. Ishan was one of only five students selected from Ohio. He is now eligible to be named one of 40 finalists, who each receive $25,000 and are eligible to compete in the finals. Ultimately, one student is chosen and receives a top prize of $250,000.
The scholars were selected from 1,760 applications from 611 high schools across 45 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and 10 countries. They were chosen based on their exceptional research skills, commitment to academics, innovative thinking and promise as scientists.
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.
In 2017, Regeneronbe came only the third sponsor of the Science Talent Search as a way to help reward and celebrate the best and brightest young minds and encourage them to pursue careers in STEM as a way to positively impact the world. Through its 10-year, $100 million commitment, Regeneron nearly doubled the overall award distribution to $3.1 million annually, increasing the top award to $250,000 and doubling the awards for the top 300 scholars and their schools to $2,000 each to inspire more young people to engage in science.
Program alumni include recipients of the world's most coveted science and math honors, including 13 Nobel Prizes,11National Medals of Science, six Breakthrough Prizes, 21MacArthur Foundation Fellowships and two Fields Medals.