The Regeneron Science Talent Search recognizes and empowers the most promising young scientists in the U.S. who are creating the ideas and solutions that solve our most urgent challenges. Three seniors, Claire Andreasen, Arjan Singh Kahlon, and Heran Yang, have entered these prestigious ranks as the 2022 Top 300 Scholars.
Claire Andreasen was recently named a Top 40 finalist which ranks her among the nation’s most promising young scientists or mathematicians. She will participate in the Finals Week competition March 9-16, 2022. Finalists are each awarded at least $25,000, and the top 10 winners will receive awards ranging from $40,000 to $250,000. Claire joins the ranks of 13 Nobel prize winners, 22 MacArthur Foundation Fellows, and many other distinguished alumni of the Science Talent Search.
Meet Claire, Arjan, and Heran below:
Claire Andreasen – Top 40 Finalist
Project Title: Strain-Induced Second-Order Jahn-Teller Reconstruction and Magnetic Moment Modulation
The 300 scholars and their schools will be awarded $2,000 each. The Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars were selected from 1,805 applications received from 603 high schools across 46 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and 8 other countries. Scholars were chosen based on their exceptional research skills, commitment to academics, innovative thinking, and promise as scientists and hail from 185 American and international high schools and homeschools in 37 states, China, Switzerland, and Singapore.
A listing of all 300 Scholars can be found here.
Arjan Singh Kahlon – Top 300 Scholar
Project Title: Remote Gait Analysis as a Proxy for Traditional Gait Laboratories: Utilizing Smartphones as a Wearable Patient-Implemented Solution for Assessment of Gait Across Differing Terrains
Heran Yang – Top 300 Scholar
Project Title: Electronic and Mechanical Properties of Sub-nm Diameter Carbon Nanotubes