The Hong Kong Brain Foundation (HKBF) held the first Hong Kong Brain Bee Competition this year, to not only foster neuroscience knowledge in youngsters and promote public awareness of brain health and diseases, but also to enrich STEM education in the city.
Year 11 WIS student Winston Lam won the high distinction and was declared the second-runner up in this nerve-wreaking, challenging neuroscience quiz competition The other Year 11 students who participated in this and won accolades included – Anaya Sirothia, Harshita Shree and Jessica Tsang.
Participants had to compete in two rounds – written test and viva. The written test was based on “Brain Facts”, and “Neuroscience: the Science of the Brain” prepared by the Society for Neuroscience. Winston took the written test in April this year, and was the 2nd highest scorer (of the top 5 scores) in Hong Kong, with a score of 91.40. This made him qualify to attend the “Meeting with Professors” tuition programme in May, and enter the second round of the competition – the FINAL viva contest. Thanks to the support and encouragement from his teachers Ms Sam Kitson-Evans and Ms McAndrew, Winston was able to attend lectures at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Baptist University and the laboratory at Queen Elizabeth Hospital as part of this tuition program.
The Final Viva contest took place in May this year, where Winston won the second runner-up position. The Award Ceremony to felicitate the participants and winners was held on 21 October. Ms Ana Parra from WIS was there to cheer and support the students!
Congratulations to Winston on his terrific achievement!!