2019 Brain Bee at MSU Winners

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High school students from around Michigan traveled to MSU on Sunday, January 27, 2019 to spend the afternoon tackling neuroscience test questions at the seventh annual Brain Bee at MSU. The Brain Bee is a competition that tests students on their neuroscience knowledge with a multiple choice written exam and two oral Q&A rounds. Topics included intelligence, memory, emotions, sensations, movement, stress, neuronal signaling, sleep, and numerous neurological diseases.

The first place winner of the Brain Bee at MSU, Finsam Samson, a junior from Troy High School, will travel to compete in the National Brain Bee April 12-14 at Penn State Medical School. He also received a copy of Mind's Machine, a neuroscience textbook, and a fellowship to MSU if he declares a Neuroscience major. At the National competition, Finsam will compete in oral and written tests, as well as patient diagnostic, neuroanatomy, and neurohistology sessions. 

Sarah Syed, a senior from International Academy Central, and Amogh Angadi, a junior from Troy High School, were the second and third place winners, respectively. 

The MSU Neuroscience Program faculty and graduate students take great pride in their outreach efforts. In addition to the annual Brain Bee at MSU, the program hosts the annual Neuroscience Fair, which will take place on April 13, 2019, and visits local schools during Brain Awareness Week. For more information on the Neuroscience Program and our outreach activities, visit the Neuroscience Program Outreach website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.