Students Compete at Regeneron Science Fair

Students Compete at Regeneron Science Fair

Five University School of Milwaukee students participated in the 2023 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair in Dallas, competing against 1,600 young scientists representing 49 states and 64 countries, regions, and territories across the world. Aidan Wang '24 earned Second Grand Award in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, and the Long Island University Presidential Award, for his project titled “SARS-CoV-2 Variant Analysis Using Discrete Fourier Transform.”

Congratulations to Wang, and the other USM students who competed at Regeneron ISEF, who were amongst the top finishers from the Badger State Science and Engineering Fair and from the USM Regional Fair: 

Jonathan Crawford ’23: “BaymaxGPT: Employing Speech for Early and Automated Diagnosis of Neurodegenerative Disorders”
Anjali George ’24: “Transcriptomic Profiles of NK Cells in Patients With Hepatocellular Disorder”
Aditya Pillai ’23: “Innovative Ion-Exchange Method for Recycling Used LiFePO4 Battery Cell Cathodes”
Krish Vasudev ’24: “MAPing Out the Road for Preserving Donor Liver Viability from Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury”

“Just attending ISEF is quite an honor and the level of dedication required to compete at this level is significant,” said Robert Juranitch, Upper School science teacher. “Each of these students should know that the entire USM community is proud of their work. “Through it all, our students were amazing ambassadors for science, USM, and Wisconsin.”  

“Congratulations to the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair 2023 winners,” said Maya Ajmera, President and CEO, Society for Science and Executive Publisher, Science News. “I am humbled by the creativity and determination demonstrated by these exceptional students and proud of all they have accomplished with their outstanding research abilities. Together, these students from various academic disciplines and geographies are solving the world’s most intractable problems.”

A group of 5 students stand in front of large ISEF letters

From left Krish Vasudev ’24, Aditya Pillai ’23, Aidan Wang ’24, Jonathan Crawford ’23, and Anjali George ’24.

Aditya Pillai ’23

A student stands in front of a poster board about his science fair project

Aidan Wang ’24

A group of 4 students stand on a stage with awards around their necks
A student stands in front of a poster board about his science fair project

Jonathan Crawford ’23

A student stands in front of a poster board about her science fair project

Anjali George ’24

A student stands in front of a poster board about his science fair project

Krish Vasudev ’24