February 13, 2020
Cypress Woods High School senior Govind Chada was named a 2020 Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholar for his project “Machine Learning Models for Abnormality Detection in Musculoskeletal Radiographs.” Chada is one of 300 Scholars named in the country.
Feb. 13, 2020—Cypress Woods High School senior Govind Chada was named a 2020 Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholar for his project “Machine Learning Models for Abnormality Detection in Musculoskeletal Radiographs.”
The Regeneron Science Talent Search, a program under the Society for Science & the Public, recognizes and empowers the most promising young scientists in the United States who are creating ideas and solutions that solve real-world challenges. Scholars are selected based on exceptional research skills, commitment to academics, innovative thinking and their promise as scientists. Chada is one of 300 Scholars to be named in the country.
“It’s an incredible honor to be recognized as a Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholar,” Chada said. “Even though solving real-world problems through research is rewarding, receiving this honor is a wonderful feeling and a validation of all my effort. It’s also exciting to imagine the prospect of increasing STEM awareness and motivating younger students in my school and community to believe in themselves and aim high.”
To be considered for the program, Chada conducted independent research, completed a 20-page original research paper and provided transcripts, recommendations and other application materials. Cypress Woods High School teachers Shelly Solis and Gloria Pickett helped Chada with his application. University of Houston professor Hien Nguyen helped Chada with his research.
In addition to the recognition, Chada received a $2,000 scholarship and Cypress Woods received a $2,000 award from the program.
Regeneron Science Talent Search is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math research competition for high school seniors. The program was created to identify high school seniors who demonstrate an exceptional ability in science, math and engineering.