热烈祝贺Regeneron STS 2018 前十名出炉!有一条小龙

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Carlson
楼主 (文学城)
Regeneron STS 2018 Top Ten The top ten winners of the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search   Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search!

Forty finalists took home $1.8 million in awards at the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2018, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors.

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Winner Listing: Please click on the finalist name to view their photograph, project title, and bio.  First Place: Benjamin Firester Second Place: Natalia Orlovsky Third Place: Isani Singh Fourth Place: Muhammad (Shahir) Rahman Fifth Place: David Wu Sixth Place: Kyle Fridberg Seventh Place: Vinjai Vale Eighth Place: Skyler Jones Ninth Place: Syamantak Payra Tenth Place: Raley Schweinfurth First Place: $250,000

Benjamin Firester, 18
Hunter College High School: New York, New York
Modeling the Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Phytopthora infestans on a Regional Scale

Benjamin Jacob Firester, 18, of New York, N.Y., developed a mathematical model which predicts how disease data and weather patterns could spread spores of the “late blight” fungus that caused the Irish Potato Famine and still causes billions of dollars in crop damages annually. Benjy’s program uses existing blight locations, date, time and detailed local weather data to model the likely routes by which late blight will spread and predict likely future infection sites. Farmers might someday use shared data to assess blight risk and reduce the preemptive use of fungicide.

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Second Place: $175,000

Natalia Orlovsky, 17
Garnet Valley High School: Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
Electronic Cigarette Vapor and the Induction of the Xenobiotic Response in Human Lung Epithelial Cells

Natalia Dmitrievna Orlovsky, 18, of Chadds Ford, Pa., examined the response of lung epithelial cells to fluids used in vaping, a practice promoted as a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes. While exposure to e-cigarette vapors did not change a lung cell’s DNA, as does cigarette smoke, Natalia found that fluids of varying flavors and nicotine content did produce a potent stress response associated with decreased cell viability. Her results may demonstrate a need for greater scrutiny of the composition of vaping fluids.

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Third Place: $150,000

Isani Singh, 18
Cherry Creek High School: Greenwood Village, Colorado
Investigating the Developmental Requirements of Sex Chromosome Genes Affected in Turner Syndrome

Isani Singh, 18, of Aurora, Colo., worked towards determining that women with Turner Syndrome (TS), a genetic abnormality in which the second sex chromosome is missing, do have some cells with two X chromosomes. Knowing that most embryos lacking the second X do not survive, Isani adapted a laboratory protocol to search for and find these normal cells in TS embryos. She also identified genes that are underexpressed in TS, a finding that may help physicians and patients better prepare for the variable medical complications of TS.

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Fourth Place: $100,000

Muhammad (Shahir) Rahman, 17
Westview High School: Portland, Oregon
A Smart Burn/Spill Proof “SAFE” Microwave That Spares the Salad: A Novel Application of Levenberg-Marquardt Algorithms and Machine Learning for Real-time Thermodynamic Modeling

Muhammad Shahir Rahman, 17, of Portland, Ore., engineered an internet-enabled microwave oven capable of simultaneously heating different foods on the same plate to optimal temperatures without requiring user input. Shahir developed controllers and programs to detect a variety of foods, model their temperature and composition characteristics and produce targeted heating, all tested in a used microwave he retrofitted for the project. His patent-pending prototype may lead to microwave ovens that are safer and more user friendly.

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Fifth Place: $90,000

David Wu, 17
Montgomery Blair High School: Silver Spring, Maryland
Nonuniform Distributions of Patterns of Sequences of Primes in Prime Moduli

David Xing Wu, 17, of Potomac, Md., studied the patterns of sequential prime numbers. Irregularities in these patterns often lead to new conjectures, but collecting data on these irregularities and connecting them to existing theory can be difficult. David improved the current methods for gathering data on prime number patterns by several orders of magnitude, and began connecting conjectures in number theory to these irregularities. Understanding how sequences of prime numbers relate to one another could benefit cryptography and cybersecurity research.

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Sixth Place: $80,000

Kyle Fridberg, 17
Fairview High School: Boulder, Colorado
Discovery and Characterization of a Layered Fe(III)/Mn(III) Sulfate Compound: Precursor for New Lithium-ion Battery Cathodes

Kyle Oskar Fridberg, 17, of Boulder, Colo., discovered a new compound that may be useful in improving rechargeable battery technology. He produced the substance in his garage lab while working to identify the composition of a vein of black mineral he had found along the road while bicycling. Kyle developed specialized purification and crystallization procedures to isolate the compound, and he found that it could have potential for creating safer, more cost-effective cathodes for lithium-ion batteries.

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Seventh Place: $70,000

Vinjai Vale, 17
Phillips Exeter Academy: Exeter, New Hampshire
A New Paradigm for Computer Vision Based on Compositional Representation

Vinjai Vale, 17, of Exeter, N.H., created a system that may improve the ability of convolutional neural networks (CNNs) to understand complex scenes. Current CNN-based image analysis programs can struggle to correctly interpret objects. For example, a leopard print sofa could be interpreted s an animal based on its pattern and four legs. Vinjai developed a domain, data set and techniques that might enable modern software to better handle similar tasks, a challenge faced by, among others, designers of self-driving vehicle technology.

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Eighth Place: $60,000

Skyler Jones, 17
Ossining High School: Ossining, New York
Large Polaron Formation as a Charge Carrier Protection Mechanism in MAPbBr3 and CsPbBr3 Perovskite Crystals

Skyler Chloe Jones, 17, of Ossining, N.Y., studied the crystal perovskite and identified key properties of its atomic structure that make it a highly efficient semiconductor, despite its structural defects and low stability. Skyler proposes replicating these properties in a more structurally stable semiconductor crystal, making the new semiconductors less dependent on structural purity, which could lead, in turn, to development of more effective, less expensive solar cells.

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Ninth Place: $50,000

Syamantak Payra, 16
Clear Brook High School: Friendswood, Texas
A Smart Bionic Leg Orthosis: The Design, Development and Evaluation of an Orthotic Device for Comprehensive Restoration of Gait Characteristics Across Everyday Mobility Scenarios

Syamantak Payra, 16, of Friendswood, Texas, created a smart bionic leg brace that bends the knee automatically as the wearer walks. Syamantak’s work began after his math mentor mentioned his severe back pain caused by years of walking with a conventional locked-knee brace. After testing the new brace on his mentor, Syamantak found that it greatly improved eight gait characteristics and significantly relieved his back pain. He also wrote a smart phone/watch app allowing control of the brace using voice commands.

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Tenth Place: $40,000

Raley Schweinfurth, 18
Oregon Episcopal School: Portland, Oregon
Detection and Removal of Dinotefuran from the Environment: A Multi-Year HPLC-MS Analysis

Raley Schweinfurth, 18, of Portland, Ore., studied contamination levels following a 2013 incident of insecticide spraying in Oregon that killed more than 50,000 bees. Over three years, Raley used chromatography techniques to detect contamination in honey, as well as in tree and soil samples from affected sites. She found that insecticides linger in both honey and soil for years after a single spraying event, and she showed that cultivating native greenery and bacteria may help remove accumulated insecticide.

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l
lost2008
赞赞赞!
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mmmwww
不是说可以拼爹吗,拼一下拿摩温就有25万,就不用借债生双胞离婚啥麻烦了!
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violinpiano
你還關注這麼高大上的EC啊

夏云
第一名是二丫学校的!
C
Carlson
还是哈妈厉害,一下看出我的狼子野心。嘿嘿
夏云
祝贺二丫学校!
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Rockeymountain
木有加州国的。
v
violinpiano
牛 NY vs. 加州國 贏了一場

宗阕
教导最近风向大变
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violinpiano
你聽他忽悠什麼利害 死疼

其實是H啊
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lost2008
赢大奖的小孩有拿不出腾校学费的么?奖金除外
宗阕
教导在下一盘疼棋
白兔妈
教导给说说,是不是是拼爹的?

如果不需要拼爹二丫也有戏啊,如果是拼爹你还是歇菜吧
C
Carlson
加州国看不上这些科学啥的,加州国都玩CS上市几个B的
C
Carlson
不认识这帅小伙啊,洋人那拨要等团姐来问
白兔妈
这话问的,这之间有关系吗?当年有个第一名

是拿full ride的,FA。
古代的事物
生双胞胎现在都和借债离婚并列了。。。

容我哭一会。。。

m
mmmwww
准女婿目标有了!
C
Carlson
要等气球妈回了后再考虑
宗阕
问问你闺女不就认识了,团姐是你们的校董吗,她家不是都毕业了,还知道?
C
Carlson
团姐是高端家长,经常和犹太家长聚会的。低端的我一个都不认识。
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lost2008
我以为full ride都是scholarship. 我不是孤陋寡闻么. 我以为这种大奖都是有钱有闲的才玩呢
高山峻岭流水人家
能够进这个前十,可以挑大学。
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backyardfun
LOL 不是看不上,是这奖的评审看不上加州的....

都不带我们玩得嘞....

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lost2008
那是,有名有利的那所学校会放弃
平常心安
这么大的奖,是给个人的现金么?

C
Carlson
高老山有没有去整?他条件独厚,拼爹拼妈都可以的啊。
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Zinfandel
不光要牛娃,还是要有条件

这个第六名号称在家里做实验LOL

l
lost2008
加州旁边的Oregon倒是有俩
白兔妈
肯定整了啊,就是不知道哪个是他:)

高老三早就是有publication滴
高山峻岭流水人家
方圆百里都是玉米地,难整!
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sherryli88
这个小本高大帅啊!教导别转磨磨了,上吧!我批准了!LOL
高山峻岭流水人家
能得这大奖,就不会焦虑了。
C
Carlson
这就是委婉地给我个台阶下了? 我懂的。嘿嘿。
C
Carlson
没在里头,finalists里好像也没有。估计没整。
篱笆08
哈哈哈哈,你死磕到底啊!
C
Carlson
我已被kick out了,就剩你了。
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sherryli88
拉倒吧,咱们坛子了谁敢说做得了孩子的主?这个小本的确不错,气质上有和美二丫相像之处。
篱笆08
啥时被驱逐出境的?

C
Carlson
这栋楼的地下室
C
Carlson
谁说做得了主了?可以创造机会么。比如我们就准备报 POMONA了
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sherryli88
说正经的,Pomona 真是好,你们就都搬过来得了,全年都是踢球的好天气,腊肠也晾干得特别快,LOL
C
Carlson
找不到工作啊,我是一直想去加州的,可以天天,季季踢球。
篱笆08
都发话让你搬过去了,你还想咋样啊?

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baydad
感觉小中溃退了。 小印把这个传统小中的地盘拿去了。
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Enderman
等着二丫过两年做头把交椅啦
近仁1995
前四十名里小中还有1/3,最后十名却只有1/10了
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bms
9,10名感觉有一点真实,其它的Ph.D 都未必能做出来?
纽约客2018
长远看,这奖最好别得。