MARYLAND (TIP): Indian American students sweep top three spots at USA Brain Bee Championship hosted by the University of Maryland. The winner of the competition, which took place March 17 through March 19, is Sojas Wagle of Little Rock, Ark. The second- and thirdplace winners, respectively, are Aarthi Vijayakumar of Minneapolis, Minn., and Amit Kannan of Indianapolis.
This is the 10th anniversary of the Brain Bee, a neuroscience competition for high school students that was founded by Dr Norbert R. Myslinski, associate professor in the Department of Neural and Pain Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD).
“Its purpose is to motivate young students to learn about the human brain and inspire them to seek careers in the basic and clinical neurosciences to help treat and cure diseases of the brain and nervous system,” Myslinski said of the Brain Bee. “We build better brains to fight brain disorders.”
As the first-place winner, Sojas Wagle advances to the international competition, to be held in August in Washington, D.C.