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
Nov 5, 2023
... 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.
All finalists may be seen here:https://www.societyforscience.org/jic/2023-project-showcase/
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:https://www.societyforscience.org/jic/2023-student-finalists/shanya-gill/