Galway student represents Ireland at International Brain Bee in South Korea

This weekend, the Irish flag was flown at the International Brain Bee competition in South Korea for the very first time. Michael Flaherty, a leaving cert student from St. Enda’s College in Galway city, represented the country at the prestigious event after winning the inaugural Brain Bee competition held at NUI Galway during Brain Awareness week earlier this year.

The International Brain Bee was founded over 20 years ago with the mission to inspire young people to study and pursue careers in neuroscience (read more here).

The International Brain Bee promotes student engagement with neuroscience through a three-tiered competition: students start by signing up for a Local Brain Bee, the winners of which compete in their country’s Regional Brain Bee. Every year, Regional Brain Bees send one representative to compete at the International Brain Bee world championship.

There’s more on Michael’s trip to South Korea in the Galway Bay FM news piece here.


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