2006-12-22 / Community

‘Brain Bee’ Seeks High School Students

High School students are invited to compete in a challenging academic contest that tests their knowledge of the human brain at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University’s eighth annual Brain Bee on February 10, 2007.

To help challengers prepare for the bee- a quiz show-style competition- three free preparatory workshops will be offered on consecutive Saturdays: January 20, 27 and February 3, 2007. C.W. Post psychology professors will help familiarize competitors with the format and material.

The 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 and available for download on the C.W. Post Brain Bee web page at www.liu.edu/brainbee.

The winner of the Long Island Brain Bee receives an all expense-paid trip to the International Brain Bee in Baltimore, Maryland on March 16 and 17, 2007. The winner receives $3,000 and an all expense-paid trip to the Society for Neuroscience annual conference in San Diego, California in November of 2007 and a fellowship to work in the laboratory of a neuroscientist during the summer.

The International Brain Bee is part of Brain Awareness Week. Spearheaded by the Dana Alliance, a private philanthropic foundation, and the Society for Neuroscience, its goal is to motivate youth to learn about the brain and pursue careers in biomedical brain research.

For more information on the workshops or to sign up for the Long Island Brain Bee, contact Dr. Paul Forestell at paul.forestell@liu.edu or visit www.liu.edu/brainbee .

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