2021 MBI Trainee Reindeer Games Winners

gingerbread house with a decorative neuron on top

Thank you to everyone who participated in the inaugural 2021 MBI Trainee Reindeer Games! We had a blast and we hope you did too. Check out our list of winners below and click the headers to see photos!

Day 1: Mini gingerbread house decoration contest

Best overall: Nicole Chambers
Most questionably Structured: Ariel Walker
Most creative (tied): Brian Lee and Wonn Pyon

Day 2: Winter lab door decoration contest

Best overall: Drs. Claire DeLucia and Sabhya Rana

Day 3: Grinch-worthy poem about the third reviewer

Best overall: Lauren Kenney
Best POEm: Andrew Moore
Most Grinch-worthy: Samantha Smith
Most unusual rhyming: Kalene Jasso
Best musical poem: Jessica Kraft
Best haiku: Eleana Manousiouthakis

Day 4: Scientific paper snowflake

Best overall: Nicole Chambers
Best use of scientific paper: Alysha Michaelson
Rosalind Franklin-inspired snowflake: Brian Lee
Best snowflake portrait of a scientist: Wonn Pyon

Day 5: Best scientific explanation of how reindeer fly

Best overall (tied):
Ethan Smith & Mackenzie Bolen
Allison Campball & Dr. Eleana Manousiouthakis

Technology and travel grand prize winners ($1,000 each)

Rodrigo Tomas (graduate student, neuroscience)
Allison Campbell (graduate student, biomedical engineering)