Registration Open for Inaugural NEOMED Brain Bee

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Brain-Bee

Local students ages 14 through 18 have the opportunity to participate in NEOMED’s (Northeast Ohio Medical University) inaugural Brain Bee, a competition that will test their knowledge of neuroscience.

The Brain Bee will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at NEOMED. The overall winner of the competition will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the National Brain Bee Competition in Baltimore, Md., for themselves and their support team.

 

giant-brainThe 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 student’s 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 occur from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 25, Nov. 22 and Jan.10 at NEOMED.

Students may register at www.neomed.edu/admissions/programs/brain-bee. For more information about the Brain Bee, please contact Dana Peterson, Ph.D., M.Ed., assistant professor of anatomy and neurobiology at 330.325.6476 or dpeterson@neomed.edu.

Learn about Bio-Med Science Academy, a year-round public STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) high school located on the campus of NEOMED.

*Reprinted with permission from Northeast Ohio Medical University

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