Caltech Interaxon Host Pasadena Brain Bee

Published : Monday, February 15, 2016 | 3:02 PM

Interaxon hosted its first annual Pasadena Regional Brain Bee on Saturday, February 6th. The day began with presentation booths where students were able to learn more about neuroscience from booths such as a sheep brain dissection, a Backyard Brains’ SpikerBox experiment, and a booth on the five senses. The day also included a faculty presentation by Professor Michael Dickinson.

The competition was the regional level of the Society for Neuroscience’s National Brain Bee. The students took a written exam and participated in a jeopardy style competition, judged by Professor Henry Lester, to determine the winner. Congratulations to Blair High School 9th grader, Aarti Goswami, for winning 1st place. Aarti will be traveling to Baltimore in March to attend the National Brain Bee. Interaxon wish her the best of luck!

About Caltech Interaxon

Interaxon is an undergraduate neuroscience educational outreach group founded at Caltech. It is affiliated and funded by the Caltech Conte Center. Its mission is to create and foster interest, excitement, and curiosity about the brain. Interaxon travels to local elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools in underserved communities within the Pasadena Unifed School Districts to teach students about various topics in the field of neuroscience. Interaxon hopes to share its enthusiasm for neuroscience by providing these students a chance to learn about the brain and foster interest and understanding of higher education in the sciences. For more information, visit


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