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Six Byram Hills High School Students Selected as Regeneron Science Talent Search Semifinalists

Byram Hills is proud to announce that six members of the class of 2021 have been recognized as top scholars in the 80th Regeneron Science Talent Search, one of the most prestigious science and math competitions in the nation.  These students were chosen from a pool of 1,760 students. To date, Byram Hills has 123 semi-finalists, of which 20 went on to become finalists.
 
Regeneron awards each semifinalist and their school $2,000 to support ongoing research. On January 21st, these students will have the opportunity to become one of 40 finalists of the Regeneron Science Talent Search. During these challenging times, their determination and resilience should serve as an inspiration to us all.

Congratulations to Olivia Canter, Mia Dittrich, Bailey Goldstein, Ali Hafez, Jared Ilan, and Raquel Kanner.


Byram Hills Regeneron Science Talent Search Semifinalists Project Titles

Olivia Canter: Birds of a feather age together: Telomere dynamics and social behavior predict lifespan in female Japanese Quail.

Mia Dittrich: Epigenetic editing of Cdk5 leads to sexually dimorphic stress responses.
Bailey Goldstein: Investigating differences in the relaxation of non-photochemical quenching and its implications for crop photosynthetic efficiency.

Ali Hafez: Using artificial neural networks to accurately simulate carbon nanotube field-effect transistors.

Jared Ilan: Modulus of elasticity of the ideal decellularized plant material scaffold for the production of cultured meat.

Raquel Kanner: How do others perceive me? An exploration of the influence of self-disclosure statements on viewer perceptions of emerging adults who stutter.