Students Compete in 2015 International Brain Bee
Students from around the world traveled to Cairns, Australia, in August to compete in the 17th International Brain Bee, a neuroscience competition that encourages high school students to learn about the brain and pursue education and careers in the sciences. The winner of the 2015 IBB is Australia’s Jade Pham. The second-place winner is USA’s Soren Christensen, who won the SfN-hosted DC Regional Brain Bee and the U.S. Brain Bee.
Worldwide, about 150 local Brain Bee contests take place, each one involving many schools. The winners of the local competitions compete in their respective national championships, and the national winners then go on to represent their countries in the IBB. This year, a record 23 countries competed in the IBB.
The Society for Neuroscience hosts DC Regional Brain Bee, which supports the U.S. and international contests, and arranges scientific lab internships for the U.S. and international winners. University of Maryland associate professor, Norbert Myslinski, is the founder and president of the IBB.