Washington University students support next generation of brain scientists

Smruti Rath, a junior studying neuroscience in Arts & Sciences at Washington University, helps Gibault Catholic High School student Mark Ma prepare for the annual Brain Bee at  the Taylor Community Science Resource Center. (Photo: Sid Hastings /Washington University) Chemistry Olympiad. Quiz Bowl. Math League. Science fairs.As a high school student, Suhas Gondi could have competed in any of the big academic showdowns. He chose Brain Bee, a neuroscience competition. “It’s a pretty specific topic, yes. But the brain encompasses so much: chemistry, biology, psychology,” said Gondi, a junior in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. “It really is the final frontier. We’ve been to space, but we still don’t understand fully what’s going on inside of our heads.” Gondi and fellow members of Synapse, Washington University’s…


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