SHS senior named one of nation’s top scholars in Regeneron Talent Search 2022

Ayaan Bargeer named one of the top 300 Scholars 

Latham, N.Y. (Feb. 10, 2022) – Ayaan Bargeer, a senior at Shaker High School, was recently named one of the top 300 scholars by the Society for Science in the Regeneron Science Talent Search

SHS senior Ayaan Bargeer and science teacher Mr. Nathaniel Covert.

2022, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors.

The Regeneron Science Talent Search provides students a national stage to present original research and celebrates the hard work and novel discoveries of young scientists who are bringing a fresh perspective to significant global challenges. 

The Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars were selected from 1,804 applications received from 603 high schools across 46 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and eight other countries. Scholars were chosen based on their exceptional research skills, commitment to academics, innovative thinking and promise as scientists as demonstrated through the submission of their original, independent research projects, essays and recommendation.

Bargeer’s project, “A New Device for Agricultural Assistance: Crop Prediction Yield Using Satellite Imagery and Soil Data,” allows farmers in developing countries to predict their crop yield. Bargeer hopes this technology will help farmers improve their crop conditions during harsh climate conditions. 

In addition to this honor, Bargeer has also received a Second Grand Prize at the 2021 International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). 

The 300 scholars and their schools will be awarded $2,000 each.  

Program alumni include recipients of the world’s most coveted science and math honors, including 13 Nobel Prizes, 11 National Medals of Science, six Breakthrough Prizes, 22 MacArthur Foundation Fellowships and two Fields Medals. 

Learn more about the STS scholars here.



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