Danbury High School freshman Khushi Parikh has been named one of the top 300 students in a national science competition that drew more than 2,500 entrants this year. The 2018 Broadcom MASTERS is a program of Society for Science & the Public. While an eighth-grade student last year at Westside Middle School Academy, Khushi worked on her project, “Image Recognition to Diagnose Lyme Disease.” She designed a software application that can detect Lyme disease from a photo image with 90 percent accuracy. The next step in the Broadcom MASTERS takes place today when 30 finalists will be selected from the Top 300 MASTERS. Finalists and one parent or guardian will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., to attend the Broadcom MASTERS Finals Week competition from October 19 to 24. Finalists will present their research and compete in hands-on challenges for top prizes, including funds to attend a STEM summer camp and the Samueli Prize of $25,000.