Brain Bee Championship: City student emerges victorious

Brain Bee Championship: City student emerges victorious

Nidhi RamrajThe 17-year-old Indian was judged as one of the three toppers at the competition after a gruelling four-round competition on Sunday morning in Toronto. The 4 rounds, on the study of human brain and neurosciences, included oral tests, written tests, a neuroanatomy laboratory exam with human brains, and a patient diagnosis component with medical student actors.

Am joyous

“I am very pleased. She had earlier this year won the National Championship and has now stood third at the international level,” Said Nidhi’s father, Ramraj Srinivasan.

Medical aspirant

Nidhi, a medical aspirant, had earlier won the regional and national level competition as part of the three-level competition for the International Brain Bee quiz competition completely centred around neuroscience.

The competition was open only for 11th standard students with biology as an option.

The competition was founded and directed by Norbert Myslinski, PhD, associate professor in the University of Maryland Dental School.       

The first two places were bagged by Julia Chartove of USA and Casey Linton from
Australia coming a close second.

Nidhi Ramaraj topped in 3 out of 4 rounds and won Canadian $1000.

Tentative sites

It is learnt that the organisers of the Brain Bee competition have discussed the tentative sites for the next two International Championships, in 2010 and 2011 that include India as one of the venues.