Neel Patel is a senior at Oviedo High School in Seminole County, Fla. and a dual enrollment student at the University of Central Florida. He has been involved in science research since sixth grade, winning multiple awards at the national and international levels. As lead author, he’s also published multiple research papers.

Outside of research, Neel enjoys participating in his school’s varsity swimming and varsity water polo teams, as well as surfing and enjoying Florida’s beaches. He is a member of a variety of service and academic clubs including Beta Club and Mu Alpha Theta. Neel has also earned the rank of Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts of America.


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