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Eish Maheshwari Advances to Regeneron Finalist

Eish Maheshwari Advances to Regeneron Finalist


Herricks High School senior Eish Maheshwari has been recognized as a Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalist after being named a Scholar of the competition earlier in January. As a Finalist, he will travel to Washington, D.C., from March 7-13 to present his work and vie for monetary awards.

Eish is among a pool of 40 Finalists that were selected from the 300 Scholar title recipients. Nearly 2,000 students hailing from 601 high schools in 48 states, two U.S. territories and seven other countries applied for the initial honor.  



According to Regeneron and the event’s sponsor, Society for Science and the Public, Finalists were selected from a pool of highly qualified entrants based on their projects’ scientific rigor and their potential to become world-changing scientific leaders. While in Washington, D.C., they will undergo a rigorous judging process and compete for more than $1.8 million in awards. They will also have the opportunity to interact with leading scientists, meet with members of Congress and display their projects to the public at the National Geographic Society on March 10.

This year, research projects cover topics from bioengineering to environmental science to physics. Eish conducted his Translational Medicine research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He spent two summers studying the properties of curcumin-loaded nanoparticles. His senior research is titled “Design of a Red Blood Cell- Based Drug-Delivery Platform for Improving Curcumin Pharmacokinetics and Bioavailability via Reengineered Silica Nanoparticles.”

Eish is the valedictorian of the Class of 2019 and has numerous science research awards and other distinctions to his name. He was a Grand Prize winner at last year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, also known as World Intel, and is a four-year participant in the Herricks High School Science Research Program, under the mentorship of Mrs. Renée Barcia.

Congratulations to Eish on this outstanding achievement!