By Student Reporter: Emma Grace Benzing
Germantown, Tennessee—January 7th-- Germantown, TN
—Society for Science is thrilled to share that Saksham Saksena has been named a top 300 scholar in the 80th Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS)
—the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition for high school seniors. A total of 1,760 students around the country entered the competition this year, which is owned and produced by Society for Science. To be named a top 300 scholar is an extraordinary accomplishment deserving of much celebration.
Saksham is the only student to receive this year in the state of Tennessee. His research, "Universal Screening Test for Cancer Using Ultrasound Detection and Machine Learning Automation," incorporated biomedical engineering, complex computations, and Computer Programming, besides Anatomy and Physiology and other Medical Concepts, while its presentation and communication involved English and communication skills. Additionally, this project is an extension of the work Saksham presented at the 2020 IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research and Technology Conference and a side shoot of my Honors Academy Capstone project, and last year's Battle of Brains project. Saksham would like to say he is “…indebted to all of you for your incredible teaching and guidance.”
Saksham Saksena will receive $2,000 and Houston High School will also receive $2,000 to use toward STEM-related activities. Saksham could also be named as one of 40 finalists, which will be released on January 21st. Each scholar in the top 40 will receive $25,000 and will participate in the finals week competition in March for more than $1.8 million in awards. The top prize for the most well-rounded emerging STEM leader in the United States is $250,000!