Among the top finalists in the prestigious Regeneron Science Talent Search is Ahmad Perez, a local high school student mentored by Sherif Abdelaziz, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University.
Perez, a student from Brentwood High School on Long Island, has been named among 40 finalists in the Regeneron competition for environmental research involving marsh degradation.
Perez conducted independent research for a project titled “Assessing Marsh Degradation in Two Long Island Salt Marshes and a Method for Restoration,” mentored by Abdelazi and a high school mentor, Rebecca Grella, PhD.
More than 2,000 students entered the competition nationwide. As a top 40 finalist, Perez will receive $25,000 and compete for top 10 prizes, which encompass awards ranging from $40,000 to $250,000. The top 10 winners will be announced at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, on March 10.