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Two Dunbar Seniors among Top 300 in Regeneron Science Competition

Varun Hariprasad and Emily HuPaul Laurence Dunbar High School boasts two of Kentucky’s five scholars selected in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2023:

  • Varun Hariprasad, whose project was titled Developing a Novel Autonomous Swarm-Based Beach Cleaning Robot; and
  • Emily Hu, with her entry Structural Dynamic Simulation: Mathematical Modeling of Bridge Deformations Using Analytical Methods.

Society for Science this week announced the top 300 scholars in this year’s program, which is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. They receive $2,000 apiece, and their schools get $2,000 for each enrolled scholar.

These students were selected from 1,949 applications from 627 high schools across 48 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and four other countries. They 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 194 U.S. and international high schools in 35 states and China.  

Forty students will be named finalists on Jan. 24. They will then compete for more than $1.8 million in awards during a March 9-15 gathering in Washington, D.C.

Posted Jan. 12, 2023