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Twin Falls High School senior Kylie Hansen is among 300 students named as scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, a prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors, said an announcement from Regeneron and Society for Science & the Public.

Hansen’s project title is An Analysis of Gravitational Microlensing Events Lacking a Baseline Magnitude.

The scholars were selected from 1,818 applicants and were based on their research skills, commitment to academics and innovative thinking. Each of the 300 scholars and their schools will be awarded $2,000.

“Regeneron is thrilled to partner with Society for Science & the Public to celebrate the 300 Science Talent Search scholars,” Hala Mirza, vice president of Corporate Communications and Citizenship at Regeneron, said in a statement. “We are inspired by their curiosity and passion for discovery, and congratulate them on their work and dedication. We hope the Regeneron Science Talent Search shows young people everywhere that they can change the world through STEM.”

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“We are delighted to honor this year’s Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars,” Maya Ajmera, president and CEO of Society for Science & the Public and publisher of “Science News,” said in a statement. “These brilliant students have already made remarkable scientific achievements at a young age, and we are eager to see where their scientific journeys take them next.”

Forty finalists will be chosen to compete for awards in March in Washington, D.C. This year’s scientific research projects include topics from space science to bioinformatics to environmental science.

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