CHS Neuroscience Students Earn Top Spots at Brain Bee
Sophomore Conrad Schaumburg earned runner-up status at the Brain Bee competition at the University of Pennsylvania on Saturday, Feb. 8, improving his performance from a year ago by two places. Senior Ifenna Amaefuna, who will attend Brown in the fall to study pre-med, finished fourth. Congratulations also to junior Ben Soboloff and senior Serena Sohmen who also reached the semifinals. Cheltenham’s top neuroscience students prepared for the competition by reading the book Brain Facts in order to answer questions related to the brain and neuroscience and reviewing questions together at after school meetings.
A neuroscience competition for students 13-to-19 years old, Brain Bee serves to motivate young men and women to learn about the human brain, apply it to their daily lives and inspire them to enter careers in the basic and clinical brain sciences. Dr. Norbert Myslinski founded the program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 1998 with 12 North American chapters, and in that time, the program has grown to more than 200 chapters in more than 50 regions on six continents.