North Creek High student named National STEM Challenge finalist

North Creek High student named National STEM Challenge finalist
Bhavya student photo

Congratulations to Bhavya Navaneetha Krishnan, a 10th-grade student at North Creek High School, for being selected as a finalist in the National STEM Challenge. Bhavya created an app for stroke survivors to support their mental health by increasing social connection with other stroke survivors. The challenge encouraged U.S. students in grades 6-12 to create a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) project in connection to a theme. Bhavya’s project was part of the “Tech for Good” category, which focused on solving problems such as closing the digital divide or ensuring equal access. Bhavya continues to test and work out the bugs in her app, which she hopes to take public soon.

Throughout this process, she shared that she “really fell in love with neuroscience.” She’s interested in securing grant support in the future so she can expand the app to reduce communication barriers for stroke survivors with aphasia, a language disorder. By utilizing machine learning, Bhavya would like to build into the app an inner speech decoder that would use EEG signals to support stroke survivors with aphasia. Congratulations to Bhavya on this recognition!



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