The International Brain Bee is a not-for-profit neuroscience competition for high school students. Directed by founder Dr. Norbert Myslinski of the University of Maryland, the Brain Bee is an attempt to motivate students to learn about the brain, to capture their imaginations, and to inspire them to pursue careers in biomedical brain research. There are currently about 150 Local Brain Bee coordinators worldwide that conduct competitions annually. The winner of each Local Bee is invited to attend a 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.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The USANational Brain Bee Championship
A neuroscience competition for high school students
Building Better Brains to Fight Brain Disorders
The USA National Brain Bee Championship: We have a winner!
After intense competition, the 2012 USA National Brain Bee Champion is Aidan Crank.
The Fifth USA National Brain Bee Championship was held in Baltimore on Sunday and Monday, March 4 and 5, 2012. The Brain Bee is a neuroscience competition for high school students. Winners from 44 regionalcompetitions in 26 states came to test their knowledge of the human brain including such topics as intelligence, emotions, memory, sleep, vision, hearing, sensations, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, addictions and brain research. The competition involved orals, a neuroanatomy laboratory practical with real human brains, neurohistology with microscopes, brain imaging identification and patient diagnosis with nurse actors. Attached are pictures, a list of the competitors and their ranking. The first day was held at the University of Maryland Dental and Medical Schools. The second was at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel at Inner Harbor East in conjunction with the Annual Convention of the American Society of Neurochemistry.
The USA Champion will then represent the United States in the International Championship that will be held in conjunction with the convention of the International Union of Psychological Societies in Cape Town, South Africa in July. Currently there are 150 Brain Bee Chapters in 30 countries in 6 continents. Dr.Norbert Myslinski founded the International Brain Bee fourteen years ago and says “Its purpose is to motivate young students to learn about the brain and inspire them to seek careers in the basic and clinical neurosciences to help treat and cure diseases of the brain and nervous system.” Dr. Myslinski is on the faculty of the University of Maryland Department of Neural and Pain Sciences in Baltimore.
To advance to the USA Championship, Aidan had to win his regional Brain Bee competition in Scranton, PA, coordinated by J. Timothy Cannon and sponsored by the University of Scranton. He goes to Stroudsburg High School.
The Primary sponsor of the USA Championship is the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The Primary sponsor of the InternationalChampionship is S. M. Raj, PhD (Madhusudana Rju Sayyaparaju).
Media can contact Steve Berberich at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Norbert Myslinski at email@example.com, or his cell phone 410-274-4998.