Boca, Delray Students Take Home Top Finishes In Max Planck Florida’s Brain Bee Challenge


Staff report

Three local teams competing in the 8th annual Brain Bee Challege hosted by the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience swept the competition last month with top three finishes.

Students competed to see what team knew the most about the brain.

Two teams from FAU Henderson High School took the top two spots, with a third-place team coming from American Heritage School of Boca and Delray.

Students in teams of three answered questions about learning and memory, emotion, sensation, movement, aging, neurobiology, brain anatomy and neural disorders.

“We are so impressed with the number of young students in our community who are passionate about science and understanding the brain,” said Dr. Ilaria Drago, MPFI Education Outreach Coordinator. “Brain Bee is one of our signature events that we hold each year to raise awareness of the field of neuroscience and to help inspire the next generation of scientists.”