Stanford Brain Bee
The Stanford Brain Bee is a local qualifying round of the International Brain Bee (IBB), a neuroscience competition exclusively for high school students ages 14-18. The Stanford Brain Bee involves both a written component and a live oral Q&A session. In addition to the competition, students will have the opportunity to attend a presentation by a Stanford neuroscientist and speak with Stanford professors and students from the medical, biosciences, and neuroscience fields.
The Stanford Brain Bee is co-sponsored and funded by the Stanford Neurosciences Institute.
The IBB motivates students to learn about the brain, captures their imagination, and inspires them to pursue neuroscience careers in order to help treat and find cures for neurological and psychological disorders. 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 (NBB) competition in his or her own country, and the winner of each NBB is invited to compete in the International Brain Bee Championship.
All California high school students ages 14-18 are eligible to compete. Exceptions may be made for students from other states who are unable to attend a closer local Brain Bee. Home-schooled students welcome.
A student may compete in a Local Brain Bee only ONCE per year
Students may only compete in the USA National Brain Bee ONCE
The Stanford Brain Bee will include:
o A Written Test--ALL questions drawn directly from Brain Facts 2012 Ed.
o An Anatomy & Histology Test--NOT graded unless a tiebreaker is needed in the event of a tie for 1st place.
o Oral Q&A Session--ALL questions drawn directly from Brain Facts 2012 Ed.
Contestants with the top five scores from the Written Test will compete in this triple-elimination format session.
To APPLY click "Further official information" below and fill the application form.