Armonk Teen Wins $70,000 as a Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalist
Brent Perlman, of Byram Hills HS, broke the top ten in this year’s nation-wide competition.
As 2019’s Science talent Search sponsored by Regeneron comes to a close, one Westchester student in particular is bringing home top marks.
Announcing the top 10 winners of the 2019 #RegeneronSTS! Their projects tackle important global issues like #infectiousdisease, refugee migration patterns & space exploration. Read on for more about the winning projects: https://t.co/Kn2taQgaor CC: @Society4Science pic.twitter.com/roXLi05GeU— Regeneron (@Regeneron) March 13, 2019
From nearly 2,000 entrants, whittled down to 300 semifinalists and then a mere 40 finalists in January, the top ten projects were revealed at a special awards presentation and gala dinner on March 12. Of the four Westchester teen finalists, 17-year-old Brent Perlman of Armonk’s Byram Hills High School has made the final list.
Landing seventh place for his research project Perlman had already earned $2,000 for himself and BHHS. He now will receive an additional prize totaling $70,000, plus the academic acclaim of such a prestigious final ranking.
Perlman’s project involved designing a process by which chloroplasts harvested from spinach could be introduced to human cells and produce oxygen via induced photosynthesis.
Suddenly we’re not feeling too great about our baking soda volcanoes.