3 young scientists from Long Island among top winners at Regeneron competition

Three Long Island students were the top winners in the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair – the world’s largest high school science competition.
Rebecca Cho, of Jericho High School, won two awards – the Robert Horvitz Prize for Fundamental Research and first prize in Earth and Environmental Sciences, worth $10,000 and $5,000 respectively.
Kevin Zhu, also of Jericho High School, took first place in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, worth $5,000.
James Nagler, of Garden City High School, was awarded first place in Embedded Systems, also worth $5,000.
According to Regeneron, more than $8 million were given to finalists from around the world. The competition featured over 1,700 young scientists representing 49 states and 63 countries across the world.