Thirty Broadcom MASTERS finalists from around the United States convened in Washington, D.C. in October. The middle school students participated in team challenges and presented their research to judges and the public during the Broadcom MASTERS Science and Engineering Project Showcase.
Ananya Ganesh, from Georgia, was excited to meet other finalists and check out the competition. “Their projects are just impressive,” she said, wearing several electrodes on her face.
Ganesh has bruxism, a condition which causes her to clench her jaw. She built a device that detects signals coming from a muscle when it contracts and provides biofeedback to the wearer. “As soon as you clench, a light comes on and it alerts someone to stop clenching to help lessen the pain,” she said. Ganesh won the 2016 Science Award at the competition.