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Brain Bee photos: Jacqueline Silberbush 

THE NEW YORK CITY REGIONAL BRAIN BEE COMPETITION

Presented by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, Columbia University Neuroscience Outreach, and the Columbia Neuroscience Society
 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
2018 NYC REGIONAL BRAIN BEE COMPETITION AND FAMILY BRAIN FAIR
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018, 1:00-5:30 PM*
Great Hall at the City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue (at 138th Street), New York, NY 10031
(*Snow Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018, venue to be announced)

Registration Form
Competition Rules
Photo and Media Release Form

WHAT IS THE BRAIN BEE?
In celebration of Brain Awareness Week, the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives coordinates the NYC Regional Brain Bee, a live, written competition that tests the neuroscience knowledge of high school students. Every year, regional Brain Bees are held worldwide as part of the International Brain Bee. Winners of regional Bees in the United States are eligible to compete in the USA National Brain Bee at the University of Maryland during Brain Awareness Week. The USA National Champion is eligible to compete against other national champions in the International Brain Bee. 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
The competition is open to students in grades 9-12 from public, private, and parochial schools throughout New York City and Westchester County. Each school can send two competitors. Students must be registered in advance. 

THE PRIZES:
CASH PRIZES: $500 First Place; $300 Second Place, $200 Third Place
First place winner receives an all-expenses-paid trip for two to compete in the National Brain Bee.

HOW TO REGISTER:
A high school's science administrator/faculty member must register their school by Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Their competitors' names must also be submitted by December 20th using the online registration form or via email to BrainBee@dana.org. After registering, please review the competition rules and contact the Dana Alliance with any questions. A Photo & Media Release Form must be completed for each competitor.  

HOW TO PREPARE:

Brain Facts    Neuroscience Science of the Brain
Download and study the Society for Neuroscience’s Brain Facts and Neuroscience: Science of the Brain from the British Neuroscience Association and the European Dana Alliance for the Brain. All questions for the competition come from these two books. Some sample questions are listed on the  International Brain Bee site.


NYC BRAIN BEE STUDY SESSION
All students registered to compete in the NYC Regional Brain Bee
are invited to a two-part study session on January 13 & 20, 2018 from 11:00 AM-4:00 PM at Columbia University (venue to be announced). Students must attend both sessions. Columbia graduate and undergraduate students will lead presentations and activities based on the Brain Facts and Neuroscience: Science of the Brain books. There will also be lab tours, a career panel, neuroethics discussions, and a practice Brain Bee. Competitors can register for the study session using the online registration form or via email to BrainBee@dana.org. The registration deadline is Wednesday, December 20, 2017.

Questions?
Please email BrainBee@dana.org or call (212) 401-1662.

 

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