The Brain Bee is a program designed especially to stimulate high school students to learn about neuroscience. Like a Spelling Bee, the Brain Bee allows students to compete with each other in their knowledge of neuroscience. The competition involves a written exam which includes a practical component involving neuroanatomy with real human brain specimen. Participants advancing to the next round compete with each other in a Jeopordy style Q and A. The winner of the Local Brain Bee will move on to participate in the National Brain Bee. All participants must register online by January 27th, 2014 in order to be considered. Take a look at our FAQ page to find out how you can prepare for the Brain Bee!
Only currently enrolled high school students (grades 9 through 12) may compete. No student is allowed to participate in more than one Local Brain Bee each school year, and students are only allowed to compete in the International Brain Bee Championship once. (Former International Competitors are, however, allowed to participate in Local and National Bees each year.)
Date and time: Saturday February 1, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: UCLA Brain Research Institute
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