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Three GHS Seniors Named Scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2024

Three GHS Seniors Named Scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2024


Society for Science announced that Greenwich High School seniors Lucy Li, Audrey Lin, and Naomi Park were included in the top 300 scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2024, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Each of the three GHS scholars will be awarded $2,000 each and the school will be awarded $2,000 for each enrolled scholar. 

The Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars were selected from 2,162 applications from 712 high schools across 46 states, Puerto Rico and 10 other countries. Scholars were chosen based on their outstanding research, leadership skills, community involvement, commitment to academics, creativity in asking scientific questions and exceptional promise as STEM leaders demonstrated through the submission of their original, independent research projects, essays and recommendations. The 300 scholars hail from 196 American and international high schools in 36 states and China.  

On Wednesday, 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. 

The Greenwich High School scholars and their project titles are:

  • Lucy Li: Footprint Reduction of PET Fiber Waste in Refuse Environments via Non-Toxic Ideonella sakaiensis Degradation
  • Audrey Lin: Eco-Friendly Remediation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Stormwater via Magnesium-Infused Calcite Crystal, Supramolecular Hydrogel Scaffolding
  • Naomi Park: Development and Life Cycle Assessment of a Novel, Multi-Functional Remediation Framework for the Concurrent Removal of Oceanic Carbon Dioxide and Oil-in-Water Contaminants