You Can Help Science Research at Stuyvesant

The Science Talent Search (“STS”), known to many of you as either Intel or Westinghouse, is extremely prestigious and has brought decades of national honor to Stuyvesant High school.

Stuyvesant Experiences Decline

Stuyvesant has experienced a decline in its STS presence for both semi-finalists and finalists. Alumni are invited to help review and mentor current applicants to the (now) Regeneron Science Talent Search.   This partnership has benefited students and alumni alike.  Our students are so thankful for our alumni participation, and for some alumni – this is a great way to be able to give back.

1992 Science Talent Search finalists (all schools, 4 Stuyvesant finalists) on the steps of the Capitol Building, Washington, DC

Letter from Regeneron Research Coordinator

Dear Stuyvesant High School Alumni and Friends,

The school year has begun and we are already in full swing mode with the Regeneron Research program! The returning seniors had a wonderful research experience in their respective laboratories this summer but are now faced with the daunting task of writing a scientific paper about their projects. There are over 40 projects!

Though some of the biology teachers assist me in reviewing these papers, I am still in need of additional individuals who are willing to devote their time to critically review and edit a student’s paper. Our students’ papers should reflect the devotion, sacrifice and quality of effort put into their research projects. We want to give them the best possible chance of performing well in the various upcoming science competitions.

If you are a professional scientist (or were at one time) and would like to volunteer your time to construct a meaningful critique of a student’s research paper, please contact me.

Please provide me with a brief statement describing the type of research paper you are qualified to review; most of papers are biology-based but some are physics-related.

Many of you did an amazing job reviewing and editing the papers last year, and if your schedule permits you to help us out again this year I would really appreciate it.

Thank you in advance for your consideration!


Jason Econome
Stuyvesant’s Regeneron Research Coordinator
T 212-312-4800 ext. 7041
[email protected]


How can Alumni Help?

Don’t have a knack for science but love Stuyvesant?  Help us fund exceptional student research at Stuyvesant by donating to the Stuy Fund today!

Science Talent Search Background

Run by the Society for Science & the Public (Society), a non-profit based in Washington, DC the competition has been going on for over 7 decades since 1942 and Stuyvesant boasts its fair share of participants and winners.  Any high school senior with independent, individual research can enter the competition.  They can complete the research at school, at a research institution, in the field, or at home. Judges look for students exhibiting exceptional research skills, a commitment to academics and to their communities, innovative thinking, and promise as a scientist.

Three hundred semifinalists are awarded $2,000 with an additional $2,000 going to their high schools to support STEM education. All 40 finalists win an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC  to go to the Regeneron Science Talent Institute where they compete for the top 10 awards. The top award is $250,000.

Information concerning the Regeneron STS judging and awards was recovered from the Society for Science & the Public webpage. Photos of the finalists are  from the Society for Science & the Public on Flickr.