The Society for Science recently named Buchholz senior Anjana Balachandar as one of 300 Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars.
Balachandar was selected from a pool of 1,804 applicants from 603 high schools across 46 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and eight other countries. Scholars were chosen based on their exceptional research skills, commitment to academics, innovative thinking and promise as scientists as demonstrated through the submission of their original, independent research projects, essays and recommendation, according to the Society of Science website.
For her placement as a scholar, Balachandar and Buchholz will each receive a $2,000 prize.
The title of Balachandar’s work is “Extending the Boundaries of 3D Printing of Soft Matter.”
“It’s a really exciting opportunity,” Balachandar said. “I’ve been working on the research for about two years now. It has been a long process and I’m just really excited to potentially present it in the future and show my passion for how excited I am about (the research).”
On Jan. 20, 40 of the 300 scholars will be named Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists. The finalists will compete for more than $1.8 million in awards during a week-long competition that will take place March 10-16.
The Regeneron Science Talent Search, started in 1942 as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search, provides students with a national stage to present original research and celebrates the hard work and novel discoveries of young scientists who are bringing a fresh perspective to significant global challenges.