Notable Alumni

Innovators. Explorers. Scientists.

From Nobel laureates to entrepreneurs and inventors, the 京东影业影视传媒 has an extraordinary community of alumni who embody the principles of science and engineering research, leadership, innovation and global impact in their careers long after competing in our storied science research competitions.

These alumni underscore the critical importance of the Society鈥檚 programs 鈥 which encourage and celebrate young scientific talent and its potential 鈥 and tell the story of our history.

In celebration of the Society鈥檚 centennial, these impressive changemakers were selected based on their professional accomplishments and lasting contributions to advancing science and improving the world in which we live. We look forward to adding alumni in the years that follow.

We hope you explore this list, draw inspiration from their journeys and share your story as a past competitor.

If you would like to nominate yourself or another alumna/us to be considered for the website, please email alumni@societyforscience.org with the subject line 鈥淣otable Alumni Nomination鈥.

Please visit our Regeneron ISEF,听Regeneron Science Talent Search,听Broadcom MASTERS聽and聽suite of Outreach and Equity programs聽pages to discover the next generation of innovators.

Meet the Changemakers

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Maneesh Agrawala

Science Talent Search
1990's
MacArthur Fellowship
Notable Alumni

Maya Ajmera

Science Talent Search
1980's
Erika Ebbel Angle Notable Alumni

Erika Ebbel Angle

International Science and Engineering Fair Science Talent Search
1990's
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Robert Axelrod

Science Talent Search
1960's
MacArthur Fellowship National Medal of Science
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Jennifer Balakrishnan

International Science and Engineering Fair Science Talent Search
2000's
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Hayley Bay Barna

Science Talent Search
2000's
Notable Alumni Charles H. Bennett

Charles H. Bennett

Science Talent Search
1960's
Breakthrough Prize
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Kelly Benoit-Bird

International Science and Engineering Fair
1990's
MacArthur Fellowship
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Deborah Birx

International Science and Engineering Fair
1970's
Notable Alumi Katie Bouman

Katie Bouman

International Science and Engineering Fair Middle School Competition
2000's
Breakthrough Prize
Notable Alumni Greg Brockman

Greg Brockman

Science Talent Search
2000's
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Frederick Brooks

Science Talent Search
1940's
National Medal of Technology and Innovation

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From the left: Thomas Rosenbaum, Dianne Newman, W.E. Moerner and Elissa Hallem sit on a stage at Regeneron ISEF.
2024 ISEF - Finalists cheering at Regeneron ISEF Opening Ceremony
2024 ISEF - Two finalists pose together at the pin exchange.

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