Brain Bee 2018

Four Year 11 students travelled to Dunedin this week to compete in the Brain Bee competition, a neuroscience quiz, held at the University of Otago. They competed individually and as a team answering questions about brain physiology and anatomy, neurotransmitters and diseases. In the individual competition, two students made the semi-final, and one continued to the final. Unfortunate not to receive a place, the group was really happy with their success. In the group competition the team took out 3rd place. As well as the competition, the group were treated to a lecture from a professor of neuroscience and a series of laboratory activities in the electrical stimulation labs, which gave them a taste of being first year students at the university.

 

Photo: Students receiving their 3rd place trophy: Katie Fraher, Naomi Beechey, Molly Smallman-Kitto and Henri Liswoyo with sponsors.

Brain Bee