We had a fun time at our 3rd annual Brain Bee. This year, the format was different, with the competition separated into rounds (written paper, board, head-to-head), allowing the students to engage more from their studying and the volunteers and competitors to interact more.
We had an amazing panel comprised of PhD, MD, and undergraduate students that provided tips and tricks on how to apply for college and how to get the most out of undergrad.
We had two speakers, Dr. Andreas Keil and Dr. Hillary Cansler, who shared and inspired the students with some of the work we do at UF, followed by a lab tour where the competitors got to see how the Philips scanner works.
The winners of the competition were as follows:
1st: Grace Harnsberger – Eastside High School
2nd: Audra Sesco – P.K. Young
3rd: Aditi Shukla – Buchholz High School
Now Grace is studying to compete at the national Brain Bee to be held in Ohio in March!