WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills senior Daniel Lee has been named one of the top 300 young scientists in the 76th annual Regeneron Science Talent Search for his project,  Energy Balance in Discharges in Underwater Gas Bubbles. Watchung Hills is one of 183 high schools across the U.S. and one of five comprehensive high schools in New Jersey to have a student selected for this honor.

The scholars – chosen from more than 1,700 applicants – were selected "on the basis of their exceptional promise as scientists, excellent record of academic achievement, and outstanding recommendations from teachers and other scientists," the STS website says.

Lee will be awarded $2,000, and Watchung Hills will receive $2,000 to support excellence in science, math, and/or engineering education.

Previously known as the Westinghouse Science Talent Search, and then as the Intel Science Talent Search, the Regeneron Science Talent Search is a research-based science competition in the United States for high school seniors. It has been referred to as "the nation's oldest and most prestigious" science competition. In his speech at the dinner honoring the 1991 Winners, President George H. W. Bush called the competition the "Super Bowl of science."