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April 2018
Congratulations to 2011 Simons Fellows Sophia Xu and Daniel Lee, recipients of the 2018 NSF-GRFP fellowship awards.

January 2018
2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS). 
2018 Regeneron STS Scholars include    Simons Fellows Mutahara Bhuiyan and Andre Yin who worked with Dr. Benjamin Hsiao in Chemistry; Bethany Chen & Kenneth Stier who worked with Dr. Berhane Ghebrehiwet in Medicine; Brendon Choy who worked with Dr. Iwao Ojima in Chemistry; Hannah Cole who worked with Dr. Vincent Yang in Medicine; Ella Feiner who worked with Dr. Benjamin Martin & Dr. David Q. Matus in Biochemistry & Cell Biology; Kavya Kopparapu who worked with Dr. Fusheng Wang in Computer Science; Chiu Fan Bowen (Leo) Lo who worked with Dr. Mengkun Liu in Physics & Astronomy; Gilbert Spencer who worked with Dr. John Mak of SoMAS; and Sherry Xu who worked with Dr. Jesse Hollister in Ecology & Evolution. We also congratulate Ayush Agarwal, Maggie Chen, Neha Hulkund & Shobhita Sundaram for being named Regeneron STS Scholars, based on STS research projects done elsewhere. Regeneron STS finalists include: Ella Feiner, Kavya Kopparapu; Chiu Fan Bowen Lo; and Maggie Chen. Read more about the Regeneron finalists >> here.

October 2017
2017 Siemens competition. 
 Semifinalists include: Mutahara Bhuiyan who worked with Dr. Benjamin Hsiao of Chemistry;  Brendon Choy and Jessica Li who worked with Dr. Iwao Ojima of Chemistry; Ella Feiner who worked with Dr. Benjamin Martin and Dr. David Q. Matus of Biochemistry & Cell Biology; Alex Ke who worked with DR. Ya S. Wang of Mechanical Engineering; Thomas McGee who worked with Dr. Joshua Plotkin of Neurobiology & Behavior; William Peng who worked with Dr. Abhay Deshpande of  Physics & Astronomy; and Justin Zhang who worked with Dr. Minh Hoai Nguyen of Computer Science.   

March 2017
Jessican Tian, 2016 Simons Fellow, in the News: "Teen invents a dip to keep germs away." See >>

January 2017

Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS). 2017 Regeneron STS Scholars include Simons Fellows Annette Chang who worked with Dr. Carlos Simmerling in Chemistry; Aurnov Chattopadhyay and Jessica Tian who worked with Dr. Benjamin Hsiao in Chemistry;  Veda Murthy who worked with Dr. Dimitris Samaras in Computer Science; Kirti Nath who worked with Dr. Anne McElroy of SoMAS; Emily Peterson who worked with Dr. Marcia Simon of the Dental School and Dr. Miriam Ravailoich of Materials Science & Engineering; Ben Rhee who worked with Dr. Brian Colle in SoMAS; Arjun Subramaniam who worked with Dr. Tom MacCarthy of Applied Mathematics & Statistics; and Ruisi Zhong who worked with Dr. David Talmage of Pharmacological Sciences and Dr. Lorna Role of Neurobiology. We also congratulate Eric Han, Apoorv Khandelwal, Sophia Li, Praharshasai Paladugu, Aakanksha Saxena and Alec Sun for being named Regeneron STS Scholars, based on STS research projects done elsewhere. Regeneron STS Finalists include Apoorv Khandelwal, Emily Peterson, Arjun Subramaniam, Alec Sun, and Jessica Tian.

October 2015

2015 Siemens Competition. 
SB Press Release 10.27.14 - 17 Siemens Competition Regional Finalists mentored at Stony Brook

September 2015
Ruchi Shah, and Ana-Maria Constantin, Simons Fellows '11, make the's 22 under 22 list:

May 2015

Recent Simons Fellows honored at the Intel ISEF competition include: Justin Barish (Systems Software); Scott Mass (Cellular & Molecular Biology); Vaishnavi Shrivastava (Biomedical and Health Sciences); and Glenn Yu (Biochemistry). Glenn will be coming back to Stony Brook to attend the Stony Brook Symposium on Chemical Synthesis in Life Sciences where his mentor, Prof. Ojima, will be honored. 

Vaishnavi Shrivastava, Simons Fellow '14, awarded first place in Bay Area biogenius competition. More>>  here.

March 2015

Saranesh PrembabuSB Press Release 3.11.15- Simons Fellow Wins Second Place Medal in Intel STS. 

Videos of previous Simons Fellows featured on SB website. View "Mentoring Excellence"  here >>.

2015 Intel STS Competition.On March 10, Saranesh Prembabu was presented with the Second Place Medal of Distinction for Innovation at the Intel STS award ceremony. See more >>.

SB Press Release 1.25.13- Four High School Students Mentored at Stony Brook Among 40 Intel STS Finalists

November 2014
Ruchi Shah, Simons Fellow '11, receives SUNY ACT Excellence and Student Initiative Scholarship.

August 2014

Joshua Kantharia, Simons Fellow '09, featured on SB website.  

Dr. Berhane Ghebrehiwet, "A Mentor for Life", featured on Stony Brook School of Medicine site.

March 2014 - SB feature on Intel f inalists and their mentors  (posted 3/4/14)


January 2014

Brian Ralph, Simons Fellow '10, featured on SB website.

October 2013

Drs. James & Marilyn Simons honored with 2013 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy; Edinburgh, October 17. Read more here.


May 2013

Ruchi Shah, Simons Fellow '11, now in her freshman year at Stony Brook University and a member of WISE/Scholars for Medicine, invited to speak at Forbes Women's Summit in Manhattan on May 8-9, 2013. Read more here.

  Ruchi Shah



News - 2012 Simons Fellows

SB Press Release 1.25.13 - SBU Mentors Four Intel Finalists

SB Press Release 1.9.13-  SBU Faculty Mentors 35 Semifinalists in 2013 Intel Science Competition

S012-13 Intel STS Competition. This year's Intel STS Finalists include: Kevin Chen, Mayuri Sridhar, Raghav Tripathi, and Michael Zhang.


Fall 2012 - New online application format posted for students applying to 2013 summer program.




News – 2011 Simons Fellows

Press Release 1.25.12:  Stony Brook's Intel 8

CBS Local: "LI Science Whiz Samantha Garvey Gives me Hope"


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