On Saturday, Feb. 18, Nidhi Bhaskar ’17 participated in the Missouri Brain Bee Competition at Washington University and won first place. She heads to the USA Brain Bee National event next month. The Brain Bee is a neuroscience Q&A competition for high school students. This year, 55 students from 44 high schools around the St. Louis region participated in the SLABB. The event featured hands-on activities designed to illustrate principles of brain science like communicating with an electric fish.
For the championship, Nidhi received a trophy, sponsorship to attend the National Brain Bee, and MICDS will display the Saint Louis Area Brain Bee Perpetual Plaque over the next year. Wash U’s neuroscience department is also providing Nidhi with training and resources to help prepare for the National event. The national championship will be held March 16 – 19 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Nidhi was also awarded a fellowship to do summer research at Washington University.