Research Mentoring

You Can Help Science and Other 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 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.



If you are a professional scientist or researcher (or were at one time) and would like to volunteer your time to…

  • provide a lab and/or mentorship for a Stuy student’s independent research project (in-person or remote)
  • construct a meaningful critique of a student’s research paper 

…please fill out this form.


Not just STEM

The Stuyvesant Research Program is expanding beyond STEM! The school is interested in hearing from those in the Stuyvesant community (alumni or friend of the school) who are or were involved in research in all fields.


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


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.