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Brain Bee

The Brain Bee is a not‐for profit neuroscience competition for high school students. Our Brain Bee is a live question and answer competition that tests the knowledge of high school students and attempts to motivate students to learn about the brain, to capture their imaginations, and to inspire them to pursue careers in biomedical brain research. There are currently over 140 Local Brain Bees worldwide that conduct competitions annually and our competition at LIU Post is one of the best! The winner of each Local Bee is invited to attend a National Brain Bee competition at the University of Baltimore on March 14‐15, 2014 and the winner of each National Bee is invited to compete in the International Brain Bee Championship which is held in various parts of the world. LIU Post will provide our local winner and one parent or chaperone with an all expense paid trip to Baltimore to represent our district. The LIU Post Brain Bee is co‐chaired by neuroscientist and professor, Dr. Grace Rossi and Susan Ansbro, who also run 2 free workshops introducing the basics of neuroscience prior to the competition. Dr. Norbert Myslinski founded the International Brain Bee 14 years ago to motivate young students to learn about the brain and inspire them to seek careers in the basic and clinical neurosciences to help treat and cure diseases of the brain and nervous system. Dr. Myslinski is on the faculty of the University of Maryland Department of Neural and Pain Sciences in Baltimore while Dr. Rossi and Susan Ansbro are members of LIU‐Post.

Neuroscience Workshops

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014
Time: 9:30 - noon
Location: Life Science Building, Room 139
LIU Post
720 Northern Blvd
Brookville, NY

Date: Saturday, February 8, 2014
Time: 9:30 - noon
Location: Kahn Hall, Room 119
LIU Post
720 Northern Blvd
Brookville, NY

Long Island University Brain Bee Competition

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Time: 9:30 a.m. SHARP
Location: Hillwood Lecture Hall
LIU Post
720 Northern Blvd

Important: On the morning of each of the above events, students must show their high school ID and provide their confirmation number. Students who do not receive a confirmation number will not be eligible for the event(s).

Application Process

To start the application process, click on the Brain Bee Application located on the left side of the screen or send an email to the following address: Liupostbrainbee@gmail.com (Note: this is not a monitored email address, do not include inquiries or other information in your message.) Once you open the online application form, please make sure you review and complete all sections of the application carefully. All questions require user input before the application form can be submitted for consideration. Applications will only be accepted by this form and finalized if the student agrees to all rules of the competition. A completed application does not constitute confirmation. If the student is accepted, a confirmation number will be sent prior to the date of the first workshop. Note: No more than 10 students per high school will be allowed to enter the competition. If more than 10 students per high school apply, only the first 10 who register will be will be given a confirmation number.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE DATE:

January 15, 2014

Study Material: The 2012 edition of Brain Facts created by the Society for Neuroscience can be downloaded for free from http://www.brainfacts.org/About-Neuroscience/Brain-Facts-book. This book is used as the main reference source for the LIU competition.

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