International Brain Bee

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The International Brain Bee (IBB) is a neuroscience competition for teenagers. The IBB was founded in 1999 by Dr. Norbert Myslinski, and consists of over 200 chapters in more than 50 regions on 6 continents.[1] Its purpose is to help treat and find cures for brain disorders by inspiring and motivating young men and women to pursue careers in basic and clinical neuroscience.[2]

The IBB governing body is a consortium consisting of the American Psychological Association, Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, Federation of European Neuroscience Societies, International Brain Research Organization, and Society for Neuroscience.[3] Winners of the chapter competitions are invited to compete in their respective region championships, where they vie for the right to compete in the world championship. Past venues for the world championship include Montreal, Canada; San Diego, USA; Vienna, Austria; Washington, DC, USA; Cape Town, South Africa; Florence, Italy; Cairns, Australia; Baltimore, USA; Toronto, Canada; and Copenhagen, Denmark.[4]

Past champions[edit]

International[edit]

Winners at the international level competed against representatives from other nations.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

Year First Place Winner Country Second Place Winner Country
1999 David Alpay Canada
2000 Otilia Husu United States
2001 Arjun Bharioke United States
2002 Marvin Chum Canada
2003 Saroj Kunnakkat United States
2004 Bhaktapriya Nagalla United States
2005 John Liu United States
2006 Jong Park Canada
2007 Melody Hu United States
2008 Elena Perry United States
2009 Julia Chartove United States Kate Burgess New Zealand
2010 Ritika Chohani India Ben Thompson Australia
2011 Thanh-Liem Huynh-Tran United States
2012 Teresa Tang Australia Ionut Flavius Bratu Romania
2013 Jackson Huang Australia Giulio Deangeli Italy
2014 Gayathri Muthukumar India Eva Wang Australia
2015 Jade Pham Australia Soren Christensen United States
2016 Ana Ghenciulescu Romania Nooran AbuMazen Canada
2017 Sojas Wagle United States Milena Malcharek Poland
2018 Piotr Oleksy Poland Giovanni De Gannes Grenada

United States[edit]

Winners at the national level competed against representatives from other states.[13][14][15][16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22]

Year First Place Winner State Second Place Winner State
2007 Melody Hu MN
2008 Elena Perry MD
2009 Julia Chartove MD
2010 Yvette Leung NY
2011 Thanh-Liem Huynh-Tran CA
2012 Aidan Crank PA Sidharth Chand MI
2013 Emily Ruan MN Anvita Mishra CA
2014 Adam Elliot NJ Venkata Macha AL
2015 Soren Christensen DC Abhijeet Sambangi MA
2016 Karina Bao AR Xuchen Wei IN
2017 Sojas Wagle AR Aarthi Vijayakumar MN
2018 Akhil Kondepudi MO Hemanth Asirvatham MN

Location[edit]

Local brain bees take place in their respective states, while the National Brain Bee in the United States is usually held in Baltimore, Maryland. The site of the International Brain Bee[23] changes yearly:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dentistry, University of Maryland School of. "International Brain Bee - University of Maryland School of Dentistry".
  2. ^ Dentistry, University of Maryland School of. "About the International Brain Bee - University of Maryland School of Dentistry".
  3. ^ Brain Bee, International. "Organizing Partners".
  4. ^ Brain Bee, International. "Past Championships".
  5. ^ Dentistry, University of Maryland School of. "International Brain Bee Champions - University of Maryland School of Dentistry".
  6. ^ "NZ Brain Bee".
  7. ^ "Regional brain bee contest held at PGI - Times of India".
  8. ^ "Somerville House — The Landmark in Girls' Education".
  9. ^ "Society for Neuroscience".
  10. ^ "ibb2016".
  11. ^ http://www.nzbbc.ac.nz/en/news/headlines/new-zealand-runner-up-in-international-brain-bee-competition-.html
  12. ^ https://www.adinstruments.com/blog/adinstruments-congratulates-australian-new-zealand-brain-bee-challenge-winners
  13. ^ Dentistry, University of Maryland School of. "International Brain Bee - University of Maryland School of Dentistry".
  14. ^ "Ruan wins National Brain Bee".
  15. ^ "News from Gateways East Bay STEM Network".
  16. ^ http://www.oea.umaryland.edu/communications/news/?ViewStatus=FullArticle&articleDetail=16595
  17. ^ Baltimore, University of Maryland,. "Header".
  18. ^ "SCHOOL Notes". 10 April 2008 – via washingtonpost.com.
  19. ^ "Richard Montgomery student wins National Brain Bee".
  20. ^ "CWP Press Release Aug 30 2010 - Long Island University".
  21. ^ "Cate School's Thanh-Liem Huynh-Tran Wins National Brain Bee".
  22. ^ "Missouri teen wins National Brain Bee, will represent U.S. at world championship".
  23. ^ Dentistry, University of Maryland School of. "International Brain Bee - University of Maryland School of Dentistry".