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These CTYers Each Won $25,000 for Their Research

2019 davidson winners

Here are their tips for getting started, overcoming setbacks, and staying healthy

Three CTYers have been named 2018 Davidson Fellows, each winning a cool $25,000 for completing a significant piece of research before they turned 18. We caught up with Deena Shefter, Eeshan Tripathii, and David Wu to learn some hot tips from these rising stars.

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CTYers are Top Winners in the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search

CTYer Benjamin FiresterCTYers were among the top winners in the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors, held March 13 in Washington, D.C. 

Benjamin Firester, an 18-year-old New York City student who has taken four summer courses and several online courses with CTY, won the first-place prize and a $250,000 scholarship for his project, “Modeling the Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Phytopthora infestans on a Regional Scale.”...Read more about this Awesome CTYer.

Second-place U.S. Puzzle-solving Team Includes 2 CTYers

The U.S. team placed second in the 2017 World Puzzle Championship. Pictured from left to right are Will Blatt, Walker Anderson, Thomas Snyder, and Palmer Mebane.The U.S. team placed second overall in the World Puzzle Championship (WPC) held in Bangalore, India, last month, and two of the team’s four members are CTYers. SET alumnus Palmer Mebane, 27, is a programmer and puzzle writer for Art of Problem Solving in San Diego. Walker Anderson, 16, from Doylestown, Pa., is a member of CTY’s Study of Exceptional Talent (SET) and has taken four CTY online math courses; he’s currently enrolled in Introduction to Abstract Mathematics....Read more about this Awesome CTYer.

CTY Chat with Intel ISEF winner Amber Yang

Amber Yang

CTYer Amber Yang of Windermere, Fla., won the Young Scientist Award and a $50,000 prize at the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles. Her project was titled “Multi-Orbit Space Debris Cloud Tracking Using Iterative Closest Points Registration with Machine Learning.”

Amber has taken CTY Summer Programs courses in physics and chemistry. She recently shared with us what it’s like to be a science star.
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CTYer Gary Leschinsky Invents Wearable Device for Allergies

Gary LeschinskyThird-grader Gary Leschinsky of Mahwah, New Jersey is a problem solver. He’s also an inventor.

To mitigate his own allergies, Gary invented a patent pending wearable device, the A-Watch for Allergies, which detects early symptoms of an allergic reaction and notifies an adult by sounding an alarm as well as via a text message. A-Watch has multiple sensors that can detect early symptoms of an allergic reaction such as itching, skin redness, increase in heart rate, and sweating. Using a GPS receiver, it can locate the child and the EpiPen. It also has a compartment for an allergy medication such as Benadryl so that it can be administered quickly....Read more about this Awesome CTYer.