University of Scranton to Host Competition for High School Students

Jan 19, 2017

The 18th annual Northeast PA Brain Bee for high school students will take place at The University of Scranton on Saturday, Feb. 4. The competition, for students in grades 9 through 12, will begins at 1 p.m. in the Loyola Science Center on campus.

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. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 1.

The competition 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.

Snow date for the Brain Bee is Saturday, Feb. 11.

For more information or to register online, visit or contact Robert Waldeck, Ph.D., neuroscience program director and associate professor of biology, at 570-941-4324 or

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