2014 Brain Bee Winner Named During Competition on Dec. 6

Release Date: 
Dec 11 2014

With a record-breaking 20 participants, the fifth annual Indianapolis Brain Bee on Saturday, December 6, at IUPUI was the largest to date, providing a stiff competition for all contestants. In the end, Fishers High School senior Michaela Breach was named the victor. Breach has been directly admitted to the IUPUI School of Science and is interested in studying neuroscience. Michaela Breach

The Brain Bee is a twist on a traditional spelling bee where competitors answer questions about the brain and nervous system until one student remains. Hosted by the Departments of Psychology and Biology, and the School of Science, the bee is open to students in grades 9-12.

As this year’s winner, Breach walked away with a renewable $2,000 scholarship to IUPUI along with an expense-paid trip for her and one parent to attend the National Brain Bee competition in Baltimore, Maryland.

Full results

First place: Michaela Breach, senior, Fishers High School, Fishers, Ind.

Second place: Peter Dun, junior, Canterbury High School, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Third place: Richard Du, senior, Carmel High School, Carmel, Ind.

The Brain Bee was more than a competition this year, with students having exclusive opportunities to meet and discuss exciting neuroscience research with faculty and explore the IUPUI School of Science laboratory and teaching facilities.

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