Over 60 Long Island and NYC students compete in Brain Bee competition at Hofstra University

The students participated in hands-on demonstrations and were quizzed about brain facts with the goal of promoting brain awareness.

News 12 Staff

Mar 3, 2024, 3:19 AM

Updated 41 days ago

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The next generation of neuroscientists put their brains to the test in Hempstead on Saturday to show how much they know about brains.
Over 60 students from more than 25 Long Island and New York City high schools competed in the Long Island Brain Bee competition at Hofstra University.
The students participated in hands-on demonstrations and were quizzed about brain facts with the goal of promoting brain awareness.
This year's winner was 16-year-old Melody Hong, of Levittown.
"It feels very surreal, I can't believe it. I definitely feel very proud how I went from third to first this year, and I'm very thankful for the opportunity to compete in Brain Bee and everything I learned from preparing for it," she said.
For winning the competition, Hong earned a trip to the National Brain Bee competition for a chance to compete internationally.
She will also participate in a summer research project at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research.


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