Edinburgh Brain Bee 2018
For the first time, high school students from Lothian (Edinburgh) competed against each other on questions relating to the functionality of the brain.
The regional Brain Bee Competition, which took place on the 24 th of February (Saturday) at the University of Edinburgh, encourages participants to explore the diversity and depth of the mechanisms of the brain far beyond standard high school level and to gain experience beyond their classroom. The competition also provides opportunity to be introduced to the vibrant research community and variety of centres that make up the Edinburgh Neuroscience and are well-known for their integrated, cross-disciplinary and quality research.
“We are delighted in sharing our passion for neuroscience with motivated young people, their parents and interested teachers”, say Dr Dorothy Tse and Dr Antonis Asiminas, hub co- organisers and post-docs at the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. “This is an amazing opportunity to promote the next generation of scientists.”
The prestigious competition has further rounds. In April, the National Brain Bee Competition will take place where the first 3-5 winners from each regional hub from all over the UK will be invited,
followed by the International Brain Bee Competition in July 2018, Berlin (Germany).
The winners of the 1st Edinburgh Brain Bee are:
3rd: Rosie Sinden (Castle Douglas High School)
2nd: Olivia O’Neill (George Heriot’s)
1st: Anushka Irodi (St George’s School)