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SBU Mentors Regeneron Finalist

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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.

Ahmad Perez
Ahmad Perez

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.

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