The Australia-New Zealand Brain Bee Challenge is a competition for high school students in year 10 to learn about the brain and its functions, learn about neuroscience research, find out about careers in neuroscience and to dispel misconceptions about neurological and mental illnesses. The Challenge provides current and accurate information on the latest advances in neuroscience research, its value to the community, and promote careers in science and technology.

Tim Denson, Neal Rivera, Natasha Wilson and Maegan Johnson are representing Echuca College at the state finals at the University of Melbourne.

Our team will be participating in two rounds of live questioning to determine who will become the state/region champion. Students will spend the day at the Melbourne Brain Centre completing activities to educate them about neuroscience and neuroscience researchers. The day will include, lab tours, demonstrations, lectures, experiments and the opportunity to speak to researchers. There is also a team competition on the day where schools compete against each other to win Zeiss microscopes and other scientific products for their school laboratories. We wish our team all the best in the competition in Melbourne.