Buchholz’s Anjana Balachandar Among 300 Scholars in Regeneron Science Talent Search

Press release from Alachua County Public Schools

The Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors, named Buchholz senior Anjana Balachandar as one of 300 scholars.

Balachandar was selected from a pool of 1,804 applicants from 603 high schools across 46 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and eight other countries.

For her placement as a scholar, Balachandar and Buchholz will each receive a $2,000 prize.

The Regeneron Science Talent Search provides students with 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 title of Balachandar’s work is Extending the Boundaries of 3D Printing of Soft Matter.

“It’s a really exciting opportunity,” Balachandar said. “I’ve been working on the research for about two years now. It has been a long process, and I’m just really excited to potentially present it in the future and show my passion for how excited I am about (the research).”

On Jan. 20, 40 of the 300 scholars will be named Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists. The finalists will then compete for more than $1.8 million in awards during a week-long competition taking place March 10-16.