High School Students Invited to Participate in Brain Bee Competition

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Area high school students can put some of their brains’ approximately 100 billion neurons to the test at the 14th annual Northeast PA Brain Bee at The University of Scranton on Saturday, Feb. 9. The competition is open to high school students in grades 9 to 12. The Brain Bee begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Loyola Science Center on the University’s campus.

The 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 on the brain and nervous system published by the Society for Neuroscience.

Sponsored by the Neuroscience Program at The University of Scranton, the Brain Bee is offered free of charge, however, registration is required to participate and must be completed on, or before, Friday, Feb. 1.

The winner of the Northeast PA Brain Bee will be invited to participate in National Brain Bee, which will be held in Baltimore, Md. Aidan Crank of Stroudsburg, last year’s winner of the Northeast PA competition, went on to win the 2012 national competition.

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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