Newsmakers, the Week of Feb. 2, 2017

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Shai Goldman
Shai Goldman

Kohelet Yeshiva High senior Shai Goldman was named a semifinalist in the Regeneron Science Talent Search. The search is among the major STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) competitions that have taken place since 1942, generating millions of dollars in scholarships. Previous winners have gone on to win the Nobel Prize, Fields Medals, MacArthur Fellowships and numerous other distinctions. The top five entrants will each be awarded a $10,000 scholarship.

Goldman’s project, “Looking for Natural Memory Chunking Using Inter-Response Times,” came about through his research in the neuroscience laboratory of Michael Kahana at the University of Pennsylvania. But it was at Kohelet Yeshiva that he first began exploring STEM.

As a Regeneron semifinalist he’ll receive $2,000, as will Kohelet Yeshiva, which will reinvest its award in its STEM program.


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