|School of Medicine announces regional Brain Bee winners|
Two Grand Forks Central High School students and one Central Valley School, Buxton, N.D., student have been declared winners of the third annual Greater Grand Forks Regional Brain Bee, held earlier this year at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
This year’s winners are:
First place: Pei Zhou, Grand Forks Central High School
Science Club advisor: Jim Whalen
Second place: Michael Holman, Grand Forks Central High School
Science Club advisor:Jim Whalen
Third place: Amy Thoreson, Central Valley High School, Buxton, N.D.
Science teacher/coach: Rick Sondrol
The top three winners each receive a $30 Barnes & Noble UND Bookstore gift certificate and a plaque and the following prizes: first, $125; second, $100; and third, $75. The advisors/coaches of the top three winners receive $100 to be used in the classroom.
The Brain Bee is an annual high school neuroscience competition (oral question and answer format), covering topics such as brain anatomy, development, function, disorders and treatments, and research advances. Organizers and judges are faculty members from the departments of biology and pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics.
-- Karen Cisek, RRV-SFN science outreach coordinator, pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics.