North Island Brain Bee 2012 winners and prizes

With 1500+ students registered for Round 1 of the competition, selection of the 200+ students from the 52 schools that participated in Round 1 of the North Island Brain Bee Challenge at The University of Auckland on 27 June 2012 was tough.

Individual competition

Winner: Jiantao Shen, Mt Roskill 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: 21 Short Walks around Brain, 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: Volcanoes of Auckland, sponsored by Auckland University Press.

Runner-up: Clair Wang, Westlake Girls' High School, Auckland

  • A Trophy
  • iPod Docking Station, 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 book: Merritt's Neurology, awarded to the second-placed student on behalf of their school, sponsored by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
  • For your teacher, a book: Volcanoes of Auckland, sponsored by Auckland University Press.

Third: Sang ho Kim, Palmerston North Boys' High School, Auckland

  • A Trophy
  • Sony Walkman music player, 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: Volcanoes of Auckland, 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 Zeiss
  • A book: "The Synaptic Self", courtesy of the Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, for their school
  • Each team member received a Music Player, sponsored by the CatWalk Trust
  • For your teacher, a book: "Waihou Journeys", sponsored by Auckland University Press

Runner-up: Westlake Girls' High School, Auckland

  • A trophy
  • A Zeiss Primo Star LED microscope, sponsored by Zeiss
  • A book: "The Man who Mistook his wife for a hat", courtesy of the Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, for their school
  • Each team member received a Voice Recorder, sponsored by the CatWalk Trust
  • For your teacher, a book: "Hostile Shores", sponsored by Auckland University Press

Third: Mt Roskill Grammar School, Auckland

  • A trophy
  • A Zeiss Primo HAL microscope, sponsored by Zeiss
  • A laminated brain chart from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins for their school
  • Each team member received a Music Player Walkman, sponsored by the CatWalk Trust
  • For your teacher, a book: "Hostile Shores", sponsored by Auckland University Press

Fourth: Wellington Girls' College, Wellington

  • A trophy
  • A "Pocket Study Guide", courtesy of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins for their school
  • Each team member received a multi-purpose charger, sponsored by the Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences, The University of Auckland
  • For your teacher, a book: "Digging up the Past", sponsored by Auckland University Press.
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Winner: Auckland Grammar School, Auckland
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