Students Compete in 2016 DC Brain Bee

From Left to Right: Shomik Ghose (Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology) in first place; longtime DC Brain Bee moderator Benjamin Walker; Akshay Balaji (Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology) in second place; Jacob Gerrish (Georgetown Prep) in third place. High school students from the Washington, DC metro area tested their knowledge about the brain and nervous system during the DC Brain Bee on February 3. The competition aims to motivate high school students to learn about the brain and inspire them to pursue careers in neuroscience. Benjamin Walker began the competition by presenting a preserved human brain to the competitors and audience. “This organ,” he said. “All the questions we will talk about today are based on this organ.” The captivated viewers stared wide-eyed at…


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