Thanks 2019 Organizing Team!

Congratulations to our
2019 France Brain Bee competitors,
winners and volunteers.
You were awesome!

This year,  our team got even stronger and more fun thanks to a partnership between ICM Brain and Spine Institute and Gifted in France. We also had  more schools and students  that joined the 2019 France Brain Bee competition!  Here’s a video of the competition, courtesy of ICM.

Special thanks to all the volunteers who made a world of difference in helping us prepare exams;  create our logo, order T-shirts, tote bags, trophies and other prizes; set up the night before the event; carry out an assortment of duties on the day of the competition including correcting exams, monitoring the rooms, taking photographs, welcoming the students, leading ice-breaking workshops, giving a guest speaker presentation to students during lunch break, managing  Audio Visual duties and a host of small and big contributions in between. Heartfelt thanks to Michelle Wilson for being the liaison with ICM and Gifted in France and helping managing the ICM team.

Thank you ICM Team!
Jacobo Sitt,  Michelle Wilson, Clarrise Marie-Luce, Bassem Hassan, Clara Zourray, Emeric Merour, Corentine Marie,  Manon Ansart, Jana Heneine, Alexander Javier, Marine Euvrard, Jean-Baptiste Hure, Tal Seidel Malkinson, Adna Dumistrescu, Stefania Ficarella, Antoine Mongay.

Thank you Gifted in France & External volunteers:
Laura Ulysses, Julia Connelly, Lilia Evgeniou, Isabelle Garnreiter,
François André and Fabien Sohet,

Thank you to our special guest speaker:
Nicolas Renier, Head of Laboratory of Structural Plasticity,
where he leads research on “Changes and Stability in the Adult Brain.”

Thank you to the American Library in Paris for continuing to support the France Brain Bee by hosting our brain workshops for young children and also donating student membership prizes to our top two winners. Thanks Audrey Chapuis, Pauline Lemasson and Celeste Rhoads

Thank you also to the following teachers
who took on the extra duties to bring the
France Brain Bee to their schools and students:
Mariana Martini of International School; Elodie Likhtart and Christelle Rigal of Lycée Louis-le-Grand; Pratima Srivastava of Ecole International Bilingue Victor Hugo; Karen Frey of Ecole Jeannine Manuel and Laurie Rebut of American School of Grenoble.

Thank you to Lesley McGregor
for introducing the France Brain Bee to Collège Pierre et Marie Curie.

Written by: Helen Sahin Connelly
(Photo credits to Michelle Wilson, Helen Sahin Connelly, François André,  Elodie Likhtart, Julia Connelly, Laura Ulysse, Prat Srivastava. Share your photos with