Years of research, experiments and internships has paid off!

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20 local students are Regeneron Science scholars

Twenty students from a dozen high schools in the Lower Hudson Valley found out Wednesday that years of research, experiments and internships had paid off, as they were picked as semifinalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, a prestigious national competition formerly known as the Intel Science Talent Search.

These aren’t potato clock science experiments. Projects included analysis of water contamination, wind turbines, human languages and games of chess. Each project went through a judging process before being selected by the Society for Science & the Public and Regeneron, which took over for Intel last year.

With more than 1,700 applicants, the 20 local students are part of 300 semifinalists, known now as “Top Scholars,” chosen for their innovative research.