North Island Brain Bee 2011 winners and prizes

Almost 1200 students competed in Round 1 of the competition, with 152 students from 44 schools participating in person at the North Island finals at The University of Auckland on 28 July.

Individual competition

Winner: Byung Cheol Cho, Auckland Grammar School, Auckland

  • The Individual Winner's Cup
  • A Trophy
  • Fully paid return airfares and accommodation to the Gold Coast to compete in the Australian - New Zealand Final of the Brain Bee Challenge, courtesy of the Australian Neuroscience Society
  • A Kobo E-Reader, sponsored by the CatWalk Trust
  • A book: The Awa Book of New Zealand Science, courtesy of the Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences, The University of Auckland
  • A text book: The Brain: An introduction to Functional Neuroanatomy, awarded to the winning student on behalf of their school, sponsored by Queensland Brain Institute
  • For your teacher, a book: First Catch your Weka, sponsored by Auckland University Press.

Runner-up: Fuma Naitom, Westlake Boys' High School, Auckland

  • A Trophy
  • A Flip Mino SD Camcorder, sponsored by the CatWalk Trust
  • A book: Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything, courtesy of the Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences, The University of Auckland
  • A laminated Brain Chart, awarded to the second-placed student on behalf of their school, sponsored by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • For your teacher, a book: The Book of Iris, sponsored by Auckland University Press.

Third: Kaustubha Ghate, Auckland Grammar School, Auckland

  • A Trophy
  • A Canon powershot A495 Digital Camera, sponsored by the CatWalk Trust
  • A book, My Stroke of Insight, courtesy of the Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences, The University of Auckland
  • A book: Pocket Neurology Notebook awarded to the school of the third-placed student, sponsored by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • For your teacher, a book: First Catch your Weka, sponsored by Auckland University Press.
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Team competition

Winner: Auckland Grammar School, Auckland

  • The Team Winner's Cup
  • A trophy
  • A Zeiss Primo Star HAL microscope, sponsored by the Centre for Brain Research and a text book: "The Human Brain Book", courtesy of the Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, for their school
  • Each team member received a Philips Mini Hi-Fi System DCM278, sponsored by the CatWalk Trust
  • For your teacher, a book: "Nerli: an Italian Painter of the South Pacific", sponsored by Auckland University Press

Runner-up: Westlake Girls' High School, Auckland

  • A trophy
  • A Zeiss Primo Star LED microscope, sponsored by the Centre for Brain Research and a book: "Mapping the Mind", courtesy of the Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, for their school
  • Each team member received a Philips Micro Hi-Fi System, sponsored by the CatWalk Trust
  • For your teacher, a book: "Nerli: an Italian Painter of the South Pacific", sponsored by Auckland University Press

Third: St Cuthbert's College, Auckland

  • A trophy
  • A Zeiss Primo HAL microscope, sponsored by the Centre for Brain Research and a laminated brain chart from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins for their school
  • Each team member will receive a Dick Smith 7" Portable DVD Player, sponsored by the CatWalk Trust
  • For your teacher, a book: "Frances Hodgkins: Paintings and Drawings", sponsored by Auckland University Press

Fourth: Diocesan School for Girls, Auckland

  • A trophy
  • A "Pocket Study Guide", courtesy of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins for their school
  • Each team member received a 4 gigabyte memory stick, sponsored by the Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences, The University of Auckland and a key ring from the Centre for Brain Research
  • For your teacher, a book: "Frances Hodgkins: Paintings and Drawings", sponsored by Auckland University Press.
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