Noah B. Robinson, a senior at Bangor High School, was one of 300 high school seniors nationwide to receive the Regeneron Science Talent Search scholar award. Noah was selected from 1,964 applicants from 601 high schools, based on his exceptional research skills, commitment to academics, innovative thinking, and promise as a scientist. Noah and Bangor High School will each receive an award of $2,000.
In 2017, Regeneron became only the third sponsor (alongside Intel and Westinghouse) of the Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. As part of its 10-year, $100 million commitment, Regeneron nearly doubled the overall award distribution to $3.1 million annually to better reward the best and brightest young minds. Founded and led by two Science Talent Search alumni, Regeneron recognizes and prioritizes the need to inspire more young people to engage in science.
“I’m just glad to get a chance to share my research,” said Noah, who was the 1st Grand Award winner at the 2018 Maine State Science Fair. “Noah did an out of the box behavioral science project that rocked the Maine State Science Fair,” said Cary James, Chair of the Science Department at Bangor High School. Noah is also a member of the 2018 Regional Champion team for National Science Bowl, a member of the second place 2018 Maine Wind Blade Challenge team, and 2018 State Champion in Lincoln Douglas Debate. “Noah is a true renaissance man who is great at whatever he does,” said James. Noah will be attending Yale University next year.
Forty of the 300 scholars will be named Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists, and will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington DC, where they will compete for more than $1.8 million in awards provided by Regeneron.
“Regeneron congratulates this year’s Science Talent Search scholars, who have applied deep curiosity and rigorous research skills to the important scientific questions of today,” said Hala Mirza, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Citizenship at Regeneron. “These students are the future leaders of tomorrow and are using innovative thinking to improve our world. We hope their achievements will inspire other young people to engage with STEM.”
The Regeneron Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public, is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. It recognizes and empowers our nation’s most promising young scientists who are creating the ideas that could solve society’s most urgent challenges.
Science Talent Search alumni have gone on to have world-changing careers in science and earn more than 100 of the most esteemed science and math honors, including 13 Nobel Prizes, 42 National Academy of Sciences Members, 19 MacArthur Foundation Fellows, 13 National Medals of Science and 5 Breakthrough Prize Winners.
Guided by the belief that scientific advances are key to solving global challenges, Society for Science & the Public founded the Science Talent Search in 1942, providing a national stage for the country’s best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized, professional scientists.