St. Margaret’s freshman Parisa Khashayar was named one of the top 300 MASTERS in the 2018 Broadcom MASTERS program, a prestigious national STEM competition for Middle School students. Parisa is one of 300 semifinalists out of more than 2,500 entrants across the United States.
Parisa was honored for her “BlazeRunner” project developed last year as a grade 8 student and submitted to the Tartan Tank. It is designed as a “FitBit for firefighters,” working as a wristband with multiple sensors to better monitor the health and safety of first responders.
As a semifinalist, Parisa is eligible to be one of 30 Broadcom finalists, which will be announced later this month. Finalists travel to Washington D.C., in October to present their research and compete for awards, including a $25,000 top prize.