Top young Bay Area minds heading to White House Science Fair

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Some of the best young minds in the Bay Area and across the nation, will take part next Wednesday at the 6th annual White House Science Fair.

Bay Area representatives included Hari Bhimaraju, 12, from Kennedy Middle School in Cupertino.

She designed "The Elementor," which is a portable, low-cost device that teaches the scientific periodic table to the visually blind.

Seventeen year-old Maya Varma of San Jose, developed a 3D-printed version of a machine that analyzes the lungs of people with chronic breathing conditions, such as asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis.

Students at James Logan High School in Union City created a solar charging station for electric cars.

They will be represented at the fair, by 18-year-old students, Shaneel Narayan and Jahsene Tongco.

The White House said that perhaps their biggest accomplishment was that they convinced a teacher to test their charging station on his car, and fortunately for their grades, it worked.