Brain Bee students a-head of the pack!

On Wednesday 29 June, seven Year 11 students headed to the University of Auckland to represent Westlake Girls in Round 2 of the Brain Bee Challenge for 2022.

These seven students had successfully participated in Round 1 of the competition online, and have been placed in the top 180 students in the North Island.

The day involved a presentation on post-doctoral research into skin cancers spreading to the brain, visiting labs to try out some microscopy of eyes and a PCR to test for Huntington’s Disease, a tour of the anatomy museum, as well as an opportunity to talk with PhD candidates about their research and tertiary education journey.

There were also lots of fun quizzes which allowed the students to complete against other Y11 students in their knowledge of all things neuroscience. It was a enjoyable and inspiring day connecting students with world-class research and everything wonderful about the brain!