Brain Bee Competition for High School Students Slated for February at University

12/16/2014

The University of Scranton will host the 16th annual Northeast PA Brain Bee for high school students in grades 9 through 12 on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. The competition begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Loyola Science Center on the University’s campus.

The 2015 Northeast PA Brain Bee encourages high school students to study the brain and how it relates to intelligence, memory, emotions, sensations, movements, stress, aging, sleep and brain disorders. All questions for the competition will be drawn from “Brain Facts,” a book about the brain and nervous system published by the Society for Neuroscience.

In previous years students competing represented schools from throughout northeast Pennsylvania, including: Abington Heights High School; Central Bucks High School East; Hazleton Area High School; Mountain View High School; North Pocono High School; Pittston Area High School; Riverside High School; Scranton High School; Wallenpaupack Area High School; Western Wayne High School and Wyoming Area High School, among others.

Sponsored by the Neuroscience Program at the University and the Scranton Neuroscience Society, the Brain Bee is offered free of charge, however, registration is required to participate and must be completed on, or before Saturday, Jan. 31.

The winner of the Northeast PA Brain Bee will be invited to participate in the National Brain Bee, which will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, this spring. In 2012, Aidan Crank of Stroudsburg, the winner of the Northeast PA competition, went on to win the national competition that year.

For more information or to register online, visit https://sites.google.com/site/nepabrainbee/or contact Robert Waldeck, Ph.D., program director and associate professor of biology, at 570-941-4324 or robert.waldeck@scranton.edu.

 

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