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    Winners of Brain Bee 2020 Competition Announced

    The University of Scranton hosted the 20th annual Northeast PA Brain Bee for high school students on campus in February. The competition, offered free of charge to participants, is sponsored by the Neuroscience Program at the University and the Scranton Neuroscience Society.
    March 6, 2020

    Veronica Sophia Zhang, an 11th grade student from Hatboro-Horsham High School, Horsham, came in first place in The University of Scranton’s 20th annual Northeast PA Brain Bee competition. Julia Maslinski, an 11th grade student from Pocono Mountain East High School, came in second place, and Wafiza Julkipli, a 9th grade student from Downingtown STEM Academy 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.

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