On March 18th 2017, UCL Neuroscience Society is organising a
neuroscience competition for high school students, the English Brain Bee
The competition aims to teach students about the brain, its structure
and function, and to provide an introduction to scientific research as a
whole. Students prepare by studying a 60-page booklet available on our
website: www.brainbee-uk.com which covers topics such as sleep, stress, how the senses work, and how we move and think.
We would like to invite your students to take part in our
competition. This will be a great opportunity for young pupils to learn
about the brain and apply their knowledge, to meet other students
interested in science, and find their stepping-stone to their future
careers in science.
The competition will involve a live question-and-answer section with
neuroscientists as judges, a neuroanatomy section where students must
identify parts of the brain and their function, and a short written
quiz. We will also arrange activity booths with small
neuroscience-related experiments as well as engaging talks by
neuroscientists during the intervals.
We will provide participants with catering on the day. Prizes will be
awarded to the top five winners of the competition, and the first-place
winner will be invited to participate in the International Brain Bee
World Championship (www.thebrainbee.org) to be held in Washington D.C., United States.
The Brain Bee organizing team is made up of students from the
University College London and the University of Aberdeen. All volunteers
at the event have had DBS checks and have completed the necessary
safeguarding training provided by the UCL.
For your students to register, they will need to fill out a short
online registration form on our website with their parents’ approval
slip confirming that their child may attend the event without
supervision. Once filled, student will receive a registration packet
with the competition program details and study materials.