High school students with an interest in neuroscience competed at the first Bay Area Brain Bee at Cal State East Bay on Feb. 4.
The event was modeled like a spelling bee, except with questions related to the brain and nervous system. And it was scored like baseball -- three strikes and you're out.
The event was sponsored by the Tremor Action Network, a Pleasanton-based group dedicated to research on essential tremor, the most common movement disorder.
Smitha Gundavajhala of Monta Vista High School in Cupertino took top place and will travel to Baltimore to compete in a national bee on March 4.