Six Sachem High School Science Research students from High Schools North and East attended the 2019 Long Island Brain Bee, held at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell on Feb. 9.
Sachem High School East students Asweel Mehaboob, Zul Norin and Elizabeth Reimer joined Sachem High School North students Nistha Boghra, Amy Delury and Miranda Garcia-Cassani to attend the annual competition that gives interested students a venue to explore multiple disciplines associated with the study of the brain. The bee also exposes them to career opportunities in neurology, neurosurgery, psychology and neuroscience.
The one-day competition is comprised of three components: a written test on brain facts, laboratory demonstrations on normal and pathological human brain and spinal cord specimens, and a test to identify the anatomical structures and functions of a real human brain.
Senior Amy Delury placed third in this year’s competition, her third consecutive top three finish.