2016 Brain Bee Winner Announced

Release Date: 
Dec 16 2016

INDIANAPOLIS – Carmel High School junior Amit Kannan was named the victor of the seventh annual Indianapolis Brain Bee at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) on December 10.

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

At the IUPUI Brain Bee, contestants also have exclusive opportunities to meet and discuss exciting neuroscience research with faculty and explore the IUPUI School of Science laboratory and teaching facilities.

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

Full results

First place: Amit Kannan, junior, Carmel High School

Second place: Sepehr Asgari, sophomore, Carmel High School

Third Place: Brian Zhang, freshman, Carmel High School