Australian Brain Bee Challenge
The Tasmanian state finals of the 2015 Australian Brain Bee Challenge – a national competition based on students’ knowledge of neuroscience – were held at the Menzies Centre, University of Tasmania on Friday 26 June. Four students from Year 10 qualified for the finals from the 1st round of the competition: Thomas Dunbabin, Robert Jiang, James Tucker and Luke West. All students participated in two rounds of individual competition with James Tucker advancing to the individual finals where he achieved 3rd place after being tested with some very difficult questions. In the afternoon’s team competition Hutchins performed magnificently and, in a tense deciding round, closed out the competition over St Mary’s College and Clarence High School to win first place. As well as individual prizes, the students won an Olympus microscope for the School. The students also toured the laboratories and were shown the cutting-edge research and brain imaging performed at the Menzies Centre. Congratulations to all of the boys involved!