High school and home-school science-enthusiasts from grades 9 to 12 are eligible to compete in The Chicago Brain Bee on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan Road in Lake Forest, Illinois.
The Chicago Brain Bee is a competition that tests knowledge in neuroscience, including such topics as cells of the nervous system and how they communicate with one another, neuroanatomy, brain-behavior relationships, and neurological diseases. Students prepare by studying Brain Facts, a resource published by the Society for Neuroscience.
The winners of the local brain bees are invited to participate in the U.S. National Brain Bee competition. The winner of each national bee will compete in the International Brain Bee, which was founded in 1999 and is the world-wide neuroscience competition for high school students.
The Chicago Brain Bee is more than a competition-it is a daylong event designed to expose high school students to primary neuroscience research and introduce students to professors and graduate and undergraduate students actively leading neuroscience research programs. Participants will hear talks from leaders in the field, meet graduate and undergraduate students, and learn of the many different pathways taken to a career in neuroscience. Tours led by Lake Forest College undergraduates and faculty will take participants to see cutting-edge undergraduate science teaching and research in action.
Register for the 2018 Chicago Brain Bee at lakeforest.edu/brainbee. Registration ends Feb. 1.