Packer’s Liam Zuckerman ’23 has been recognized as Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholar. Now in its 82nd year, the Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS) is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition for high school seniors. Liam’s project, titled “Infrared Nova Candidates From the WISE Space Telescope Help Constrain the Global Nova Rate,” was recognized among the top 300 entries from an applicant pool of 1,949 students from 627 high schools across 48 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and four other countries. As a top 300 Scholar, Liam will receive $2,000, and Packer will also receive $2,000 to use toward STEM-related activities.
The Regeneron Science Talent Search “recognizes and empowers our nation’s most promising young scientists who are generating innovative solutions to solve significant global challenges through rigorous research and discoveries,” providing students with a national opportunity to present new ideas and challenge conventional ways of thinking. Throughout its history, the competition’s alumni have been honored with 13 Nobel Prizes, 11 National Medals of Science, six Breakthrough Prizes, 22 MacArthur Foundation Fellowships and two Fields Medals.
Congratulations to Liam on this momentous accomplishment!