Jupiter and FAU High Schools Combine Forces to Win 11th Annual MPFI Brain Bee 

April 26, 2024
Table of young ladies competing at the 2024 Brain Bee.

Some of the brightest brains in South Florida schools gathered on Saturday, April 20 as MPFI held its 11th annual Brain Bee Challenge. Sixty Palm Beach County students representing 11 schools participated in the competition. 

Covering topics like learning and memory, emotion, sensation, movement, aging, neurobiology, brain anatomy, and neural disorders, three rounds of bracing trivia capped off a busy day at one of the world’s premier scientific centers. 

“The Brain Bee Challenge presents a unique chance for students to engage with our institute, delve into our research, and display their understanding of the brain,” stated Ilaria Drago, Head of Outreach and Advancement  

The teams that emerged victorious were: 

  • “Cerebrus” – Jupiter Community High School and FAU High School (combined team) 
  • “Neuro Ninjas” – American Heritage School, Palm Beach Campus 
  • “Make it Brain” – American Heritage School, Palm Beach Campus 

Other schools represented by teams at the Brain Bee included West Boca Raton Community High School, St. Juliana Catholic School, Saint Andrews School, The Benjamin School, Santaluces High School, Oxbridge Academy, Suncoast High School, and Spanish River High School. The Brain Bee Challenge is generously sponsored by the Mary and Robert Pew Public Education Fund. 


About the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience 

The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, a not-for-profit research organization, is part of the world-renowned Max Planck Society, Germany’s most successful research organization with more than 80 institutes worldwide. Since its establishment, 31 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its scientists including six in the last four years alone. As its first U.S. institution, MPFI provides exceptional neuroscientists from around the world with the resources and technology to answer fundamental questions about brain development and function. MPFI researchers employ a curiosity-driven approach to science to develop new technologies that make groundbreaking scientific discoveries possible. For more information, visit mpfi.org. 

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2024 Brain Bee