Kavya Kopparapu, a summer student in Simons Summer Program of Stony Brook University, mentored by BMI and CS faculty Dr. Fusheng Wang, has been named a top 40 Finalist in the 77th Regeneron Science Talent Search—the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition for high school seniors. Kavya will travel to Washington, DC in March to participate in the Finals Week competition. Finalists are each awarded at least $25,000, and the top 10 awards range from $40,000 to $250,000. The top 10 Regeneron Science Talent Search 2018 winners will be announced at a black-tie gala awards ceremony at the National Building Museum on March 13, 2018.
Kavya joins the ranks of 13 Nobel prize winners, 18 MacArthur Foundation Fellows and many other distinguished alumni of the Science Talent Search. This honor identifies Kavya as one of the nation’s most promising young scientists or mathematicians.
Kavya is currently a senior student in Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Virginia. She joined the Lab of Data Management and Biomedcial Data Analytics in the Department of Biomedcial Informatics and Computer Science last summer to work on digital pathology imaging analytics to understand Glioblastoma with deep learning.
She is among the three finalists mentored by faculty in Stony Brook University.