January 15, 2024

Three seniors named Regeneron Scholars

Nation’s oldest and most prestigious high school STEM competition awards top 300 high school scientists

Three Phillips Academy seniors have been named Scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2024, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors.

  • Yifan Kang ’24: CNOT-Optimal Circuit Synthesis
  • Arielsie Li ’24: FlexLizard: A Fast-Running Bipedal Lizard Robot With Optimized Lateral Bending
  • Anna Du ’24: Developing an AI-Enhanced Protocol for Simulating Abiogenesis: Novel Nano-Structured Carbon Materials as a Templatizing Surface for Prebiotic Nucleic Acid Oligomer Formation
Arielsie Li ’24,, Yifan Kang ’24, and Anna Du ’24

The Regeneron Science Talent Search recognizes and empowers our nation’s most promising young scientists who are generating innovative solutions to solve significant global challenges through rigorous research and discoveries.

Scholars were selected from 2,162 entrants from 712 high schools across 46 states, Puerto Rico and 10 other countries – the highest number of entrants since 1969 and an increase of over 200 from 2023. Scholars were chosen based on their outstanding research, leadership skills, community involvement, commitment to academics, creativity in asking scientific questions and demonstration of exceptional promise as leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through original, independent research projects, essays, and recommendations.

On January 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 6-13, 2024.

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