Thirty-Five Schools to Compete in New York Regional Brain Bee


February 24, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY
February 24, 2011

      
Contact:
Johanna Goldberg
(212) 223-404 ext. 682
jgoldberg@dana.org
           




 

THIRTY-FIVE SCHOOLS TO COMPETE IN NEW YORK REGIONAL BRAIN BEE

The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives Presents Live Q & A Contest

WHAT: 

Students from 35 New York City-area high schools will participate in the 2011 Regional Brain Bee Competition, judged by Michael E. Goldberg, M.D., David Mahoney Professor of Brain and Behavior at Columbia University. The event is presented by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and co-sponsored by NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community and the Society for Neuroscience.

The Brain Bee is a Q & A competition that tests high school students' knowledge of neuroscience. Students are quizzed on the brain and how it relates to memory, emotions, intelligence, behaviors, and disorders.

The top three winners will receive cash prizes and other awards. During Brain Awareness Week, the first place winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the National Brain Bee, March 18 and 19, at the University of Maryland in Baltimore.

WHEN:

 Tuesday, March 1, 2011
5:00 PM Reception
5:30 PM Brain Bee

WHERE:

New York University
Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY

WHO:

Thirty-five public and private high schools in the Bronx (6), Brooklyn (6), Manhattan (9), Queens (5), Staten Island (5), and Westchester (4) will be represented by up to two students each. A full list of participating schools is available on request.

Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign coordinated by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives. The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives is a nonprofit organization of more than 300 neuroscientists committed to advancing public awareness of the progress and promise of brain research. For more information, visit www.dana.org.

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