The MPFI campus was buzzing with excitement on April 7 as Palm Beach County High School students competed for the championship title at the seventh annual Brain Bee. Students in teams of three were challenged on topics such as learning and memory, emotion, sensation, movement, aging, neurobiology, brain anatomy and neural disorders. Sponsored by the Mary and Robert Pew Public Education Fund, each student in the top three teams received a gift card. In addition, the first-place team, made up of Winston Cheung, David Young and Raghu Radhakrishnan from Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach, will shadow an MPFI scientist for a day.
“It is inspiring to see the talent and ability of the young students in our community who are interested in neuroscience,” said Dr. David Fitzpatrick, MPFI CEO and Scientific Director. “We truly enjoy offering programs and activities to our community members to enhance the interest in and foster understanding of bioscience research at all levels of education.”
In second place was Jenna Knobbe, Samantha Clayman and Juliet Mola, from Jupiter High School, and in third place was Ajay Desai, Noor Shirazi and Mohammed Khan, from FAU High School.
The list of schools that participated of the neuroscience competition included:
- Lake Worth Community High School
- Atlantic Community High School
- Santaluces High School
- Boynton Beach Community High School
- FAU High School
- Jupiter High School
- American Heritage School Boca/Delray
- Oxbridge Academy
- West Boca Raton Community High School
For more information about Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, and its community programs, please visit www.maxplanckflorida.org or call 561.972.9000.