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Registration Now Open For 2011 Brain Bee At IUPUI

Release Date: 
Oct 13 2010

The International Brain Bee aims to motivate high school students to learn about the brain and inspire the pursuit of careers in neuroscience research.

Open to students in grades 9-12, contestants in the spelling-bee style event answer questions about the brain and nervous system until a single student remains, having answered all questions correctly.

First place winner will receive a $2500 scholarship to IUPUI and a trip for the student and a parent to participate in the National Brain Bee.

Learn More & Register Today!

The IUPUI Department of Psychology sponsors the Brain Bee as part of the School of Science’s commitment to advancing scientific minds, and fostering community interest in the sciences.

There are currently about 70 Local Brain Bee coordinators worldwide that conduct competitions annually. The winner of each Local Bee is invited to attend a National Brain Bee competition in his or her own country, and the winner of each National Bee is invited to compete in the International Brain Bee Championship.

 

There are many reasons to participate in the Brain Bee competition. Students enjoy meeting teenagers from other schools and cities while they learn more about the science of the brain. The Brain Bee competition is a great opportunity for these students to expose themselves to more difficult reading materials than they may find in their high schools, and thus helps prepare them for college.

The School of Science is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service in the biological, physical, behavioral and mathematical sciences. The School is dedicated to being a leading resource for interdisciplinary research and science education in support of Indiana's effort to expand and diversify its economy. For more information visit science.iupui.edu