Wellington senior Grace Tian was named a finalist in the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors, the Regeneron Science Talent Search. 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. As the only finalist from Ohio, Tian will travel to Washington, D.C. in March where she will compete for more than $1.8 million in awards.
“Linear Upper Bound on the Ribbonlength of Torus Knots and Twist Knots” was the focus of work Tian began during a summer program at MIT and then continued as a Wellington student in The Ohio State University Department of Mathematics. As a finalist in the competition, she will join the ranks of Noble Prize and National Medal of Science recipients. According to Regeneron, “Students are selected based upon their scientific research and also on their overall potential as future leaders of the scientific community.”