WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Thirteen Indian American students have secured spots among the top 40 finalists in the 2024 Regeneron Science Talent Search, a renowned science and math competition for high school seniors. This prestigious recognition highlights their exceptional talents and dedication to scientific inquiry, positioning them as future leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Selected from a competitive pool of 300 scholars, these finalists represent a diverse array of backgrounds and interests, reflecting the vibrant contributions of the Indian American community to scientific innovation in the United States. Their projects, meticulously crafted and rigorously executed, exemplify the transformative power of curiosity-driven research.

The Regeneron Science Talent Search, now in its 83rd year, has a storied history of identifying and nurturing young scientific talent. Sponsored by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in partnership with the Society for Science, this annual competition serves as a platform for young innovators to showcase their groundbreaking discoveries and compete for prestigious awards totaling over $1.8 million.

“These finalists embody the spirit of exploration and ingenuity that defines the Regeneron Science Talent Search,” remarked Maya Ajmera, President and CEO of the Society for Science and Executive Publisher of Science News. “Their research projects demonstrate not only scientific excellence but also a commitment to addressing pressing challenges facing our society. We are thrilled to welcome this inspiring class of finalists and look forward to witnessing their continued contributions to the scientific community.”

The finalists will convene in Washington, D.C., from March 6-13, 2024, for a week-long competition that will test their knowledge, creativity, and problem-solving abilities. During this intensive period, they will undergo a rigorous judging process, engaging with leading scientists and industry experts to present and defend their research projects.

Among the Indian American finalists are:

Saraswathy Amjith, Tesla STEM High School, Redmond, WA
Aarav Arora, Del Norte High School, San Diego, CA
Aditi Avinash, Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch, CO
Harshil Avlani, BASIS Chandler, Chandler, AZ
Arav Bhargava, The Potomac School, McLean, VA
Arnav N. Chakravarthy, Homestead High School, Cupertino, CA
Sarang Goel, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, Denton, TX
Amanrai Singh Kahlon, Sanford School, Hockessin, DE
Alexandra Mahajan, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, Cambridge, MA
Ekansh Mittal, Westview High School, Portland, OR
Achyuta Rajaram, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH
Rhea Rastogi, Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School, Montgomery, AL
Riya Tyagi, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH
Their research projects span a wide range of disciplines, from biomedical engineering to astrophysics, reflecting the depth and breadth of their scientific curiosity. Each finalist brings a unique perspective and set of skills to the competition, underscoring the importance of diversity and inclusion in advancing scientific discovery.

As they prepare to showcase their work on a national stage, these talented students serve as shining examples of the transformative power of STEM education and the limitless potential of young minds to shape a brighter future for all.