Local high schoolers invited to register for ‘Brain Bee’

ROOTSTOWN — Local students, ages 14 through 18, have the opportunity to participate in Northeast Ohio Medical University’s second annual Brain Bee, a competition that will test their knowledge of neuroscience.

The Brain Bee will be Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. The overall winner of the competition will be provided airfare, lodging and meal per diem for the trip to the National Brain Bee Competition in San Diego, Calif. for themselves and their support team (chaperone and friend) in March.

The International Brain Bee was founded in 1999 and is the worldwide neuroscience competition for high school students.

The competition motivates students to learn about the brain and inspires them to pursue neuroscience careers to help treat and find cures for neurological and psychological disorders.

Brain Bees test students’ knowledge of the human brain including such topics as intelligence, emotions, memory, sleep, vision, hearing, sensations, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, schizophrenia, epilepsy, depression, addictions and brain research.

Monthly Saturday tutoring sessions are available to help students prepare for the Brain Bee.

Tutoring sessions will be 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14 and Jan. 9 at NEOMED.

“Participating in a regional Brain Bee is a great way for high school students to foster academic relationships with neuroscientists and meet students with similar interests from other local high schools,” said Dana Peterson, Ph.D., M.Ed., assistant professor of anatomy and neurobiology.

“We are excited to offer monthly preparatory Brain Bee sessions. We see these sessions as a way to extend and reinforce the important mentoring relationships between NEOMED faculty and staff and area high school students,” said Peterson.

Students may register at www.neomed.edu/admissions/programs/brain-bee/brain-bee.

For more information about the Brain Bee, contact Peterson at (330) 325-6476 or dpeterson@neomed.edu.

Source: Local high schoolers invited to register for ‘Brain Bee’

Via: Google Alert for Neuroscience

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