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Winners of Brain Bee Competition Announced

The University of Scranton hosted the 19th annual Northeast PA Brain Bee for high school students on campus in February. The competition, offered free of charge to participatns, is sponsored by the Neuroscience Program at the University and the Scranton Neuroscience Society.
February 9, 2018

Evan Qiang, a 10th grade student from Wissahickon High School, Ambler, came in first place in The University of Scranton’s 19th annual Northeast PA Brain Bee competition. Jeremy Harman, an 11th grade student from Wyoming Area High School, came in second place, and Matthew Trotter, a 12th grade student from Forest City Regional High School came in third place.

The competition for high school students in grades nine through 12 was held in February on the University’s campus. It was offered free of charge and was sponsored by the Neuroscience Program at the University and the Scranton Neuroscience Society.

All questions for the competition were drawn from “Brain Facts,” a book about the brain and nervous system published by the Society for Neuroscience.

For more information about next year’s Northeast PA Brain Bee competition, contact Robert Waldeck, Ph.D., neuroscience program director and associate professor of biology, at 570-941-4324 or robert.waldeck@scranton.edu.

Visit the University’s Community Relations website for information about other academic competitions and K-12 programming offered at The University of Scranton.

The University of Scranton announced the winners of the 19th annual Northeast PA Brain Bee for high school students, which took place on campus in February. From left: Robert Waldeck, Ph.D., neuroscience program director and associate professor of biology at the University; Jeremy Harman, who came in second place; Evan Qiang, who came in first place; and Matthew Trotter, who came in third place.

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