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Two Lynbrook High School students named scholars in Regeneron Science Talent Search competition

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Two Lynbrook High School students were named scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search competition.

Juliana Condoleo, 17, and Kaylie Hausknecht, 17, were selected as scholars in the Regeneron STS competition, which is the nation’s most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors, according to its website. The program is part of the Society for Science & the Public, which is a nonprofit founded in 1921 that is a champion for science, dedicated to expanding scientific literacy, effective science, technology, engineering and math education — collectively known as STEM — and scientific research.

Alumni of STS have made many contributions to science and hold more than 100 of the world’s most distinguished science and math honors, including the Nobel Prize and the National Medal of Science.

Each year, 300 Regeneron STS scholars and their schools are recognized. From that select pool of scholars, 40 student finalists are invited to Washington, D.C. in March to participate in final judging, display their work to the public, meet with notable scientists and compete for awards, including the top prize of $250,000.

According to a release, Juliana was selected for investigating the novel role of the activated cdc2-associated tyrosine kinase in learning and memory using a Dack Null Allele in Drosophila melanogaster. Kaylie was honored for disentangling spatial correlations in inhomogeneous materials with shift-invariant artificial neural networks.