Christine Ye, one of the 2020 Washington state delegates for the American Junior Academy of Sciences (AJAS), received the top prize at the 2022 Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious research based science competition for high school seniors. Ye won first place and a $250,000 prize for her analysis of the gravitational waves emitted from collisions between neutron stars and black holes.

Christine joined WSAS on our last in-person AJAS meeting in February of 2020 close to home in Seattle, Washington. She was selected as an AJAS delegate for her project titled “Applications of Helium-4 Doubly Forbidden Singlet-Triplet Transition Lines in Astronomical Spectroscopy.” You can read more about the competition and all finalists, including Christine, here, and you can read more about AJAS and this years delegates here.