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Henrico student named among top middle school scientists in the country

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Posted at 1:19 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 13:24:22-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A Henrico County student has been named one of the top middle school scientists in the nation.

Camellia Sharma is a rising Moody Middle School 8th grader.

She was recently featured on CBS 6's Building Better Minds after she won a $10,000 science fair prize for designing a customizable device that uses artificial intelligence to deliver eye medication.

Now, Camellia has been named among the top 300 middle school scientists in the country.

She has been named to a list of the Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS, the nation's premier Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students.

"These students demonstrate tremendous determination and resilience to engage in science and complete their research projects despite the challenges in the face of the pandemic, including learning remotely," said a competition spokesperson.

Camellia was selected from a pool of 3,476 students from 42 states and Puerto Rico.