No nerves for Perth Modern champions
THE Perth Modern School all-girl team has won the WA Australian Brain Bee Challenge.
The challenge, which is a neuroscience competition for Year 10 students, was held at UWA and is designed to increase awareness and dispel misconceptions about neurological illnesses.
After successfully completing round one, an online quiz in school, the team was invited to represent their school in the state final.
Team member Emily Tang also placed second in WA during the individual rounds of the challenge.
The 15-year-old said it was great to be a part of the event.
“We put our knowledge to the test on a wide range of topics, including the nervous system, intelligence, memory, emotions, sleep and neurological diseases against strong competitors from other schools,” she said.
“Immersed in the world of neuroscience, all of us in the team agreed that the Australian Brain Bee Challenge was a valuable and insightful experience.”
The team won a stereomicroscope for their school.
Emily Tang, Swarna Gajendran, Kimberley Tay and Senuri Liyanage took part in the Brain Bee Challenge.