Using Your Noggin at the Bay Area Brain Bee

On Saturday, January 16, 2016, California State University, East Bay in Hayward hosts the 5th Annual Bay Area Brain Bee, a Q&A competition focused on neuroscience for high school age students. The aim is to motivate kids to learn about the brain and introduce these future pioneers to the wide variety of career opportunities. 

Where to Bee-gin

Learning is something that happens in the brain, and neurosciences tells us how the brain works. That seems like a lot of complex material to cover so it's never too early to start preparing the next generation of Bee masterminds. Here are some suggestions on FUN and educational ways to introduce the vast field of neuroscience early in a child's school years. 

There are currently about 150 Local Brain Bee coordinators in 30 countries worldwide that conduct competitions annually. The winner of each Local Bee is invited to attend the National Brain Bee competition in his or her own country, and the winner of each National Bee is invited to compete in the International Brain Bee Championship

Sign ups for science savvy high school aged scholars are now welcome.

When: Saturday, January 16, 10am-3pm

Where: California State University, East Bay in Hayward, 10a start time meeting in North Science room 120. Tours of the neuron recording lab, magnetic field stimulator, and laser scanning confocal microscope given after the Brain Bee competition.

Cost: Free to all

Website: Bay Area Brain Bee

Study Guide: Read the 2012 edition of Brain Facts as a PDFEPUB or MOBI file, or listen to an audio recording (also available through iTunes U). Other materials at BrainFacts.org.

Contact and Registration: Please register in advance online at Bay Area Brain Bee. Lunch will be provided to registered participants and a guardian.

Awards: 1st place receives a CSUEB hoodie, a check for $150, and expenses paid to participate in the National Brain Bee at the University of Maryland.