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ADInstruments congratulates Australian New Zealand Brain Bee Challenge winners

26 Mar 2012

ADInstruments was proud to sponsor the Australian-New Zealand Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC) of 2011 and would like to extend congratulations to the winner and runner up, Ms. Teresa Tang from Brisbane State High School (QLD), and Ms. Ashly Vu from St. Francis Xavier College (ACT).

Supported by ADInstruments, the University of Queensland, the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) and the Australian Neuroscience Society, the ABBC is a test of knowledge about important facts concerning intelligence, memory, emotions, sensations, movement, stress, aging, sleep, Alzheimer’s disease and stroke.

The competition was created to inspire students interest in neuroscience research careers, and Prof. Linda Richards, ABBC National Coordinator, hopes it motivates young people to learn about the brain. As the only neuroscience competition for high school students, it is well attended by schools from all over the Australia and New Zealand.

International Neuroscience Brain Bee Challenge

ADInstruments donates travel funds for the winner (and their guardian) to represent Australia at the International Neuroscience Brain Bee.

Last year’s representative Ben Thompson travelled to Italy, and placed second in the competition overall -  by only one half of a point. This year, Teresa Tang will represent Australia-New Zealand at the International Neuroscience Brain Bee Challenge in Cape Town, South Africa (2012).

Teresa's success became national news when broadcast on the ABC in 2011. In addition, Brisbane State High School and St. Francis Xavier College have each been awarded a PTB4151 Human Physiology System for use in their biology classrooms. We wish Teresa the best of luck in Cape Town and both girls great success in their future scientific studies.

By Matthew Goddard

Science Manager

Researcher, Dad and motorbike racer.