Leo Lee ’25 Wins Top Prize in Elite Science Competition

Regis junior Leo Lee ’25 won first prize in his category last month in the highly competitive New York State Science and Engineering Fair. With his victory in the competition, which draws thousands of student participants from across the state, Lee qualified for the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair. Started in 1942 as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search, the ISEF is the largest international STEM competition for high school students. 

Lee, a student in Regis’s Science Research Project, won in the Biomedical and Health Sciences category for an image segmentation machine learning model that is capable of detecting gastrointestinal polyps in colonoscopies. As part of the state competition, he presented his project in front of a panel of judges at the New York Hall of Science. 

Lee will travel to Los Angeles next month to compete in the ISEF competition against other regional finalists. 

Posted: 4/18/24