Brain Bee Challenge

On 26 June, five Year 11 students (Alisha Gonsalves, Madeline Susanto, Rhianna Balingit, Polly Walker and Yu Na Lim) represented Carmel College in Round 2 of the Brain Bee Challenge at Auckland University Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.  Students who achieved high scores in the Round 1 online quiz were invited to attend.

We participated in many activities including lab tours, meeting scientists and listening to them speak.  It was a very interesting experience and we learnt lots of new things about neuroscience and research.  There was also a team quiz and our team made it into the Teams Finals, placing 4th out of around 45 teams.  We all got a $50 book voucher as the prize.

Yu Na Lim also took part in the Individual Finals for the top 10 students from the Round 2 online quiz.  It was a close competition and after many tiebreakers, Yu Na placed 2nd in the North Island.  She received a speaker, a trophy and an Internship at the Unisversity of Auckland. 

Special thanks to Ms Mistry, Mrs Tippett and the Year 12 helpers who provided us with guidance throughout the challenge. 

The Brain Bee Challenge Team