SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Their scientific prowess has earned two Scarsdale High School students a shot at award money and a trip to Washington, D.C.
Dexin Li and Lauren Hallie Singer, both 17, were recently selected as scholars by the national Regeneron Science Talent Search, according to a statement from the high school.
According to the school, Li’s project was called “Decision-Making, Misperceptions, and Gender: Chess Players and How They Take Risks.” Singer’s work was called “Transient Visual Evoked Potentials as a Novel Biomarker for Autism and Phelan-McDermid Syndrome.”
Both works were among a group of 300 projects selected from more than 1,700 submissions, according to the high school, which said the program involves students from seven overseas high schools and 527 national high schools across 46 states.
Regeneron officials are set to name the competition’s 40 finalists on Jan. 24. Those named as finalists are eligible to win the Washington, D.C. trip as well as portions of $1.8 million in awards provided by Regeneron.