Four Los Alamos High School Students Earn Awards In Regeneron International Science And Engineering Fair


Four Los Alamos High School students garnered awards in the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair held virtually May 16 – 21.

The team of Phillip Ionkov and Anthony Lestone were awarded $2,000 and a second place in the Physics and Astronomy category for their project, Nondestructive Analysis of Geological Sites Through Muon Transmission Imaging.

Karin Ebey placed fourth in Animal Sciences for her project on Climate Change on Crocodilians: Modeling the Effects of Phenological Shifts.

Robert Strauss competed in the Robotics and Intelligent Machines category and garnered a fourth place award for his project Neuromorphic Computing: Simulating the Brain’s Visual Cortex for a Faster, More Efficient Computer. He also received an Honorable Mention special award from the Association for the
Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.

The Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF), a program of the Society
for Science for over 70 years, is the world’s largest global science competition for high school. Through a
global network of local, regional and national science fairs, millions of students are encouraged to
explore their passion for scientific inquiry. Each spring, a group of these students is selected as finalists
and offered the opportunity to compete for approximately U.S. $5 million in awards and scholarships.
Regeneron ISEF provides a global stage for future leaders in STEM – bringing together the best and
brightest young minds to present their original research ideas to leading scientists and peers.