The Society for Science & the Public announced Abhijit Gupta a top 300 scholar in the 78th Regeneron Science Talent Search for his research project involving gravitational waves from pulsating compact stars. The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS), a program of Society for Science & the Public (the Society) is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. Since 1942, first in partnership with Westinghouse, then with Intel 1998-2016, and now with Regeneron, the Society has provided a national stage for the country’s best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists.
Abhijit Gupta will receive $2,000, and their school will also receive $2,000 to use toward STEM-related activities. Abhijit Gupta could also be named as one of 40 Finalists, who each receive $25,000 and are invited to Washington, DC for the final competition in March. The top prize for the most promising emerging STEM leader in the United States is $250,000.
Abhijit Gupta, a student at NCSSM, is mentored by Dr. Charles Evans, Agnew H. Bahnson, Jr. Distinguished Professor at UNC Chapel Hill and Reese Boston, Teaching Graduate Assistant at UNC Chapel Hill.