The Brown University Brain Bee is a competition designed to introduce high school students to the field of Neuroscience. During the competition, students are tested on their knowledge of various aspects of the brain, such as learning and memory, sleep, addiction, movement, and neurological disorders.
Brown Brain Bee: $200, paid trip to National Brain Bee
National Brain Bee: $1500 scholarship, a research internship with a neuroscientist, and a paid trip to the International Brain Bee.
Students learn about a diverse array of topics, including brain anatomy, the neuron, neurotransmitters, brain development, sense and perception; learning, memory, and language; movement, stress, sleep, aging, and neurological disorders.
The Brown Brain Bee is sponsored by Neurology Foundation, Inc., the Brown University Neuroscience Department, and the Biology Office of Undergraduate Education.
Students will be tested on material from Brain Facts, a primer published by the Society for Neuroscience. In addition, several review sessions will be held on campus at Brown University.
Prepared by Brown students, these powerpoints are helpful for studying the material for the Brain Bee.
Our team of undergraduate coordinators helps to plan, teach, and host the Brown Brain Bee!
Concentration: Cognitive Neuroscience, Statistics
Concentration: Cognitive Neuroscience
Concentration: Neuroscience, Science and Society
Concentration: Applied Math/Biology
For five years, Brown has hosted Rhode Island's only Brain Bee. Explore our adventures together through the years!
On March 19th, 2016, in conjunction with Brain Awareness Week and Brain Week RI, the Brown Brain Bee and the Cure Alliance for Mental Illness hosted the first annual Brain Fair, featuring interactive demonstrations about brain science from 28 labs and student groups! Over 600 people from Brown and the Providence community attended!
This year's brain fair will be March 19th, 2017! Learn more about the RI Brain Week.
Check out "Voices of Neuroscience," a podcast about the Brain Fair made by Dorothy Yam!Episode 1 Episode 2
Carin and Mac welcome people from the Providence community to the first annual Brain Fair.
Throughout the program, we have organized several "special events" which students have the opportunity to attend. These events allow students to relate content in lessons to the real world and to interact with graduate students, professors, and researchers within the Neuroscience Department at Brown.
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Brown's state of the art virtual reality theater is the perfect way to view diffusion tensor images (DTI).
Students had the opportunity to see real preserved human brains from the Brown Neuroscience Department.
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