Three MCPS Students Named Regeneron Science Competition Finalists

January 23, 2019

Three MCPS students have been named finalists in the 2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search, one of the most prestigious high school science competitions in the nation. The three students are among 40 finalists nationwide and account for all of the finalists in the state of Maryland.

The three finalists are all from Montgomery Blair High School. The students and their projects are:

Grace Cai
An Urgency Dependent Quorum Sensing Algorithm for N-Site Selection in Autonomous Swarms

Kevin Qian
Heisenberg-Scaling Measurement Protocol for Analytic Functions with Quantum Sensor Networks

Daniel Schäffer
Evolutionary Origins of Animal ER Calcium Signaling and a Proposed Role for the Channelopathy Protein Wolframin

The Regeneron Science Talent Search is administered by the Society for Science & the Public, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education. Each finalist will receive a minimum $25,000 award. The finalists will gather March 9–15 in Washington, D.C., to compete for more than $1 million in awards, including the top award of $250,000.



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