City boy 2nd in national brain bee championship

Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: Sai Teja Tulluru, a student of Sri Chaitanya Junior College in Narayanguda, came second in the first ever Indian National Brain Bee Championship 2008.

Sai Teja was ahead of all the other participants in Round-1 (verbal quiz), and in the overall scores after Round-2 (Patient-Doctor Simulation), and Round-3 (neuro anatomy).

Krithi C. Sundaram, a 11th grader from Bangalore stood first in the championship and will represent the nation at the International Brain Bee Championship to be held in May at Montreal. Kaushik Senthilnathan from Mumbai claimed third place.

12 finalists

Twelve finalists from six cities across the country participated in the national finals of the championship held at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences on March 29 and 30.

Sai Teja, a top grader in the college, also won second place in a citywide science fair previously for his demonstration of the conversion of frictional force from automobile brakes into electrical energy.

The International Brain Bee is a three level (regional, national and international) quiz competition founded by Dr. Norbert Myslinski, Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The aim of the contest is to motivate youngsters learn about the brain and to inspire them to consider careers in the neurosciences. The contest is aimed at enlightening high school students about cognitive topics such as sensory perceptions, sleep, emotions and intellect; diagnostic techniques like brain imaging; and disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

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