“Stellar” CRLS Scholar Recognized in International STEM Research Competition

“Stellar” CRLS Scholar Recognized in International STEM Research Competition
Posted on 01/29/2024
A. Mahajan

Congratulations to Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Senior, Alexandra Mahajan, who placed in the top 40 in the 2024 Regeneron Science Talent Search for her project: A Novel Method To Determine Precise Stellar Radii and Temperatures of Low Mass Stars Using JWST Transits and Occultations! As a top 40 finalist, Alexandra is awarded a minimum of $25,000, along with an additional $2,000 for herself and her school in recognition of her exceptional STEM research and innovation.

The Regeneron Science Talent Search received a record-breaking 2,162 entries across 46 states, Puerto Rico, and 10 other countries. The projects cover diverse topics, such as artificial intelligence, climate change solutions, and mental health, reflecting the scholars' commitment to addressing global challenges.

Alexandra has the opportunity to compete for up to $250,000 in awards in Washington, D.C., in March. This prestigious competition, now in its 102nd year, continues to identify and support the next generation of scientific leaders.

Alexandra proudly represents CPS as she joins the ranks of 13 Nobel prize winners, 22 MacArthur Foundation Fellows and many other distinguished alumni of the Science Talent Search. This honor identifies Alexandra Mahajan among the nation’s most promising young scientists or mathematicians. We are so proud of Alexandra!
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