University Hosts Brain Bee for High School Students

The Neuroscience Department of The University of Scranton hosted the 14th annual Northeast PA Brain Bee, a regional competition for area high school students. Pictured with the winners of this year’s competition are, from left, neuroscience major Jamie Bresnahan ’13, president of the Scranton Neuroscience Society; Maitri S. Pancholy, Abington Heights High School (second place); Gregory Cajka, Wyoming Area High School (first place); Daniel A. Shaykevich, Pocono Mountain East High School (third place); and Robert Waldeck, Ph.D., director of the University’s neuroscience program.

Greg Cajka, a senior from Wyoming Area High School, won the 14th annual Northeast PA Brain Bee, held at The University of Scranton’s Loyola Science Center Feb. 16. The regional competition for area high school students tests the participants’ knowledge of neuroscience.

Cajka competed against 16 other students from 10 area high schools for the chance to represent Northeastern Pennsylvania at the National Brain Bee this spring.

This year’s competition followed a new format. Instead of the traditional arrangement of students taking turns standing at a microphone, questions were displayed on a large screen at the front of the lecture hall. Students then had 20 seconds to record their answers on a sheet of paper. Students were eliminated when they answered three questions incorrectly. Cajka, who won after 19 questions, didn’t miss a single question.

To read the full article, available on The, click here. (The article was written by Timothy Tymon, Dunmore, a communication major with a concentration in public relations and a minor in English literature at The University of Scranton.)

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