Chaminade senior Matthew Billings named young 'science scholar'

Matthew Billings has been chosen by the World Science Foundation as one of 45 high school students internationally as "World Science Scholars."

Billings is a senior at Chaminade high school and the son of Matt and Patti Billings of St. Louis.

While the foundation notes in a press release that Billings and his fellow scholars have demonstrated exceptional math skills, they also possess "the kind of sustained motivation, curiosity and passion for solving broader problems."

The scholars will work digitally on courses presented by other mathematics experts, professors and teaching fellows.

The program aims to introduce them to scientific and cultural fields outside of mathematics, such as, interplanetary exploration, neuroscience and molecular biology, the foundation said.