The Brain Bee is a program designed especially to stimulate high school students to learn about neuroscience; as such, we require our competitors to be currently enrolled in a high school program - grades 9 through 12. No student is allowed to participate in more than one Local Brain Bee each school year, and students are only allowed to compete in the International Brain Bee Championship once. (Former International Competitors are, however, allowed to participate in Local and National Bees each year.)
When and where is the Los Angeles Brain Bee?
The Los Angeles Brain Bee will be held at USC Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute on Saturday January 26, 2013 at 9:00 am.
Entrance to the Brain Bee is open to all high school students residing in the state of California- (note: under special circumstances students from other states may enter)
The winner of the Brain Bee will win a trophy, a monetary stipend and will be sent to the National Brain Bee which is held in March at the University of Maryland. Travel tickets and lodging accommodations for the event will provided for two people- the winner and the companion of their choice.
All participants will get a certificate of participation and a commemorative pin.
How do I register for the Los Angeles Brain Bee?
You will need to download the registration form and send it with 10 dollar registration fee for lunch
Los Angeles City College
Attn: Amy Sweetman Los Angeles Brain Bee
855 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
All registration forms must be post marked by January 15, 2013!!!!!
Who do I contact if I have more questions about the Los Angeles Brain Bee?
Please direct all questions to Amy Sweetman at 323-953-4000 ext. 2931 or firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the format of the Los Angeles Brain Bee?
Individuals give short answers orally on stage to questions about the brain. There may also be neuroanatomy laboratory components, patient diagnosis components, group components, or other forms of testing. It will depend on the number of contestants participating.
What are the benefits of participating in the Los Angeles Brain Bee?
By participating, high school students learn about the brain and its vital function in our lives. They gain an appreciation for neuroscience that might one day lead them to become neurologists or neuroscientists to treat and conquer the very diseases covered in the Brain Bees. Participation could also be included on job and college applications and each participant will receive a certificate and commemorative key chain for their efforts.