Mosman Park student Tatiana Kurniawan will represent Western Australia at the Australian Brain Bee Challenge national final to be held in Hobart in December after outsmarting 82 fellow Year 10 students in today’s State final held at The University of Western Australia.
A student at St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls, Tatiana took part in a brain-teasing team challenge and neuroscience quiz to beat Santa Maria College student Eva Cocks, from Attadale and Perth Modern School’s Emily Tang, from Subiaco.
Brain Bee State Coordinator and UWA Senior Research Fellow Dr Jennifer Rodger said the Year 10 students had shown an extraordinary depth of knowledge that was expected of university undergraduates in the UWA Neuroscience Major.
The Australian Brain Bee Challenge is the country’s only neuroscience competition for high school students designed to test knowledge about a range of topics including intelligence, memory, emotions, sleep, Alzheimer’s disease and stroke.
Image caption: Brain Bee winner Tatiana Kurniawan (St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls).
Main image (L-R): Eva Cocks (Santa Maria College), Dr Jennifer Rodger (UWA), Emily Tang (Perth Modern School) and winner Tatiana Kurniawan (St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls).
Dr Jenny Rodger (State Coordinator /NHMRC Senior Research Fellow) (+61 4) 11 844 103
Jess Reid (A/UWA Media and Public Relations Manager) (+61 8) 6488 6876