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SHS Student Named a Top 300 Scholar in International Science Competition

Pittsford Sutherland High School student Simon Narang has been named as one of the top 300 Scholars in the 79th Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) – the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition for high school seniors. He was among 1,993 students who entered the competition from 659 high schools across 49 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, Guam and eight countries. Regeneron STS awards each of the top 300 Scholars and their schools $2,000 per scholar to use toward STEM-related activities.

Simon was selected based on his entry: “Modeling for Direct Drive Fusion Implosions: Cryogenic Target Filling at Arbitrary Viewing Angles and Yield Prediction.”

The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS), a program of Society for Science & the Public, is the nation’s most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Alumni of STS have made extraordinary contributions to science and hold more than 100 of the world’s most distinguished science and math honors, including the Nobel Prize and the National Medal of Science. Each year, 300 Regeneron STS scholars and their schools are recognized. From that select pool of scholars, 40 student finalists are invited to Washington, D.C. in March to participate in final judging, display their work to the public, meet with notable scientists and compete for awards, including the top award of $250,000.