Prize: Each student won a $10,000 savings bond and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington DC for the national awards ceremony on June 3, 2022.
Project abstract: Every year, 7.2 million people die from Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) worldwide. In the U.S, 610,000 die a year from CHD, which is one in every four deaths. According to the World Health Organization, the world’s leading cause of death is heart disease. Our vision is to have a nanobot that can detect and eliminate heart disease before it takes a life. Our nanobot will be equipped with nano-biosensors, ultrasound, and artificial intelligence for early detection. To eliminate any problems within the arteries, we will leverage macrophages to remove plaque. The nanorobot will communicate using electromagnetic radio waves with a smart device such as a smartwatch which will provide information and a display for the user.