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Science Research with Mr. Elkins (9th & 10th Grade)

The 9th & 10th grade work in the phenomenal innovation lab ("The Space") to research today's science & engineering challenges and to submit their projects and findings to various science competitions, expos and fairs. 

Sarah Brisman, David Yagudayev and Shoshana Horn took part in the 2020 Brain Bee!

The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Department of Biology at the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invited high school students to participate in the annual Long Island Brain Bee competition. This event exposes young students to the study of the brain early in their academic careers, and aims to motivate students to pursue careers in neurology, neurosurgery, psychology, or neuroscience.

The one-day competition was open to Long Island high school students (14-18 years of age). About 50 students participated.

The Long Island Brain Bee involved two rounds of competition:

  1. A written test of multiple choice questions based on the book Brain Facts;
  2. A practical test to identify anatomical structures, functions, and disorders in human nervous tissue specimens.

Following the laboratory examination, participants enjoyed a lunch and learned with current undergraduates and medical students, in addition to physicians, scientists and professors who are experts in the neurosciences.

Every student competitor received a certificate of completion for their participation in the Long Island Brain Bee. 

All 3 of our students enjoyed the event and look forward to participating again next year.