Los Angeles Brain Bee

Thank you for your interest in the Los Angeles 2024 Brain Bee!
We are excited to announce that UCLA and USC will be hosting the Los Angeles Brain Bee Competition on Saturday, February 24th, 2024 from 9AM to 4PM. The event is back in person this year at USC’s Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute. Please refer to our Registration page for more information.

About Brain Bee

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 that includes a practical component involving neuroanatomy. Participants advancing to the next round compete with each other in a game board-style Q&A.

The winner of the Local Brain Bee will move on to participate in the National Brain Bee. Take a look at our FAQ page to find out how you can prepare for the Brain Bee!


Read through our FAQs or contact us. Check the Contact Us page for directions on who to contact with your specific questions

Sponsored by:

UCLA Brain Research Institute
USC Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute
USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute
Los Angeles City College