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Long Island Brain Bee Set for Feb. 25 at LIU Post

Teenage neuroscience experts will compete for Long Island title, winner will advance to national Brain Bee; free Saturday morning practice workshops begin Feb. 4

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Morgan Lyle,Assistant Director of Public Relations
C.W. Post Campus,
Long Island University
516-299-4177

Brain BeeBrookville, N.Y. – Dozens of high school students from across Long Island and around the New York metro area will compete in the 13th annual Long Island Brain Bee, a neuroscience knowledge competition at LIU Post on Saturday, Feb. 25.

They will vie to succeed 2011 Long Island Brain Bee winner, Lindsey Lam of Jericho High School, who went on to place fifth in the United States National Brain Bee in Baltimore.

The Brain Bee is open to all high school students who have read "Brain Facts," a 65-page primer on the brain and nervous system. All questions at the Brain Bee come from the book, which is published by the Society for Neuroscience (www.SFN.org) and available for download on the Long Island University Brain Bee Web page at www.liu.edu/post/brainbee.

The first, second and third-place contestants received trophies and prizes. The winner of the Long Island Brain Bee and his/her chaperone receive an all-expenses paid (air fare, hotel and meals) trip to the National Brain Bee on Baltimore March 4-5.

All contestants are welcome to take part in preparatory workshops led by LIU Post professor Dr. Grace Rossi on Saturday, Feb. 4 and Saturday, Feb. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the LIU Post campus. Should one of the workshops be cancelled because of bad weather, it will be held on the rain date of Saturday, February 18.

The competition itself will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at LIU Post.

To register for the Brain Bee or sign up for prep workshops, call (516) 299-2377 or e-mail susan.ansbro@liu.edu. For more details on the 2012 Long Island Brain Bee, visit www.liu.edu/post/brainbee.

Posted 01/23/2012

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