A Rising Star: First-Year Medicine Student Yu-Hsien Chang Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair Award Winner

Date:September 16, 2021

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The Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is a science fair in the US administered by the Society for Science & the Public. It is the world’s largest science fair for high school students that attracts more than 1800 competitors yearly. ISEF aims to encourage young students to make science discovery and innovation in the field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Over the years, ISEF is also known as the “Cradle of the Nobel Prize” because many Nobel Prize winners are past ISEF award winners.


Yu-Hsien Chang, now a first-year CMU Medicine student, was recommended by the National Taiwan Science Education Center to compete in ISEF when she was studying in senior high school in 2019. Her research “Morphology effect of electrocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction onto silver and copper/silver bimetallic nanostructures” won the 4th Grand Award.


Yu-Hsien Chang recalled that during the competition in the US, she had the opportunity to meet young friends from all over the world and to learn about the science education in other countries, which are all very valuable experiences. She was also grateful to her parents, teachers, and peers that supported her.


“Winning the award is just a starting point,” said Yu-Hsien Chang. In her future career, Yu-Hsien said she will pay more attention to the new knowledge and experiences learned from the process, strengthen her mind, and strive to make breakthroughs when encountering difficulties. She will focus on the present and always do her best to enjoy every moment of the process.


	Yu-Hsien Chang in ISEF

Yu-Hsien Chang in ISEF