Dartmouth Neuroscientists Sponsor Upper Valley ‘Brain Bee’


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Local high school students and their families attended the second Upper Valley Brain Bee competition in the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center in May. Co-sponsored by the Neuroscience Center at Dartmouth and the Society for Neuroscience New Hampshire Chapter, this event allows Dartmouth scientists and clinicians to reach out to the local community and teach high school students about neuroscience and neurology. This year, a total of 27 students representing nine different high schools participated.

The second annual Upper Valley Brain Bee competition drew dozens of area high school students to Dartmouth in May to test their knowledge of neuroscience. (Photo by Nadia Cumbal)

The Upper Valley Brain Bee would not be possible without the hard work of Alex Bender and Emily Stephens, both graduate students in the Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine (PEMM), as well as Michelle Sama, manager of the Neuroscience Center at Dartmouth. Dozens of other graduate students, professors, and physicians volunteered to help make this a successful event.

Anthony Spinella from Chelsea High School (Chelsea, Vt.) took first place, earning the opportunity to compete in the National Brain Bee held in Baltimore, Md. Second and third place winners were Carly Langan of Woodstock Union High School (Woodstock, Vt.) and Zoe Yu of Hanover High School (Hanover, N.H.), respectively.

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