North Shore High School Senior Named a Top 300 Scholar in the 77th Regeneron Science Talent Search
The North Shore School District is very proud to announce that Audrey O'Brien, a senior at North Shore High School, has been named a top 300 Scholar in the 77th Regeneron Science Talent Search. The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS), a program of Society for Science & the Public (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.
Science Research Teacher, Dr. Molly Mordechai said, “I am genuinely proud of Audrey for this major achievement and I am excited to see where her insight takes her in the future!” Audrey worked at the Smith Institute for Urology with Dr. Manish Vira, a Sea Cliff resident. Her science research is titled, “THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MICRO-ALBUMIN PROTEIN TO CREATININE RATIO AND SERUMCREATININE CONCENTRATION IN KIDNEY FUNCTION: A NOVEL APPROACH TO PREDICTINGPOST-OPERATIVE KIDNEY FUNCTION.”
Allie Stifel, Director, Regeneron Science Talent Search stated, “This is an extraordinary accomplishment deserving of much celebration. Audrey will receive $2,000, and your school, North Shore High School, will also receive $2,000 to use toward STEM-related activities. Audrey 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 well-rounded emerging STEM leader in the United States is $250,000.”
More than 1,800 students entered the competition this year. The top 40 Finalists will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Congratulations to Audrey O’Brien for this extraordinary accomplishment and best of luck to her going forward in the Regeneron Science Talent Search competition. Additionally, many thanks to her science research teacher, Dr. Molly Mordechai, and the North Shore Science department led by Mr. Steven Menchel.
Article by Shelly Newman
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