On Saturday, January 19, 2019, California State University, East Bay in Hayward hosts the 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. It is entirely free to compete.
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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.
Cooking create an edible neuron from Jell-O or pizza
There are currently about 150 Local Brain Bee coordinators in 30 countries worldwide that conduct competitions annually. The first place winner of the Bay Area Bee will receive an expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. to compete in the National Brain Bee., and the winner of each National Bee is invited to compete in the 2019 International Brain Bee World Championship (IBBWC) in Daegu, South Korea.
Sign ups for science savvy high school aged scholars are now welcome.
When: Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10am-3pm. Check-in is at 9am.
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
Contact and Registration: Please register in advance online at Bay Area Brain Bee. Lunch will be provided to registered participants and a guardian.