I am currently working in a lab at UC San Diego and have been working on my own project for about 5 months now. We have generated a lot of data, and my boss thinks there is a good chance we could write a paper and get it published before I apply to college (I am currently a junior). We were also thinking of submitting it to a science fair, however in case it does not make it to a high level (such as nationals), would a published paper with my name first be enough to get into Stanford? I have a 4.83 GPA this year (my cumulative is a 4.6 weighted and 4.0 unweighted), and I haven't received my test scores back but i took a practice SAT and got 1490 out of 1600 (before much prep).
Is this enough to get into an ivy league, and if not do you have any recommendations?
Thank you so much,