A middle schooler just won $25,000 for inventing a fire-detection device that works faster than the average smoke detector
link - https://www.businessinsider.com/sha...air-winner-fire-detection-system-2023-11
by Katie Hawkinson
Business Insider
Nov 5, 2023
Originally Posted by article
... she's hoping to take the device to market after judges at the Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge awarded her the top prize out of 65,000 middle schoolers.
Press Release:

All finalists may be seen here:

At age 12, concerned after a neighborhood fire, Shanya developed an early fire detection system based on heat sensors,
as opposed to smoke detectors. More details and a video clip here: