AK Regional Brain Bee

" "Welcome to Alaska’s Regional Brain Bee! Our regional competition is one of over 200 similar events in more than 50 countries across 6 continents. The goal of all of these Brain Bees is to motivate high school students to learn about the brain, captures their imagination, and inspire them to pursue neuroscience careers in order to help treat and find cures for neurological and psychological disorders.

The winner of each Local Chapter Bee is invited to attend their respective Regional Brain Bee competition, and the winner of each Regional Brain Bee is invited to represent their regions in the International Brain Bee World Championship. The World Championship is hosted by a different country every year. Since 2011 we’ve sent a local Brain Bee winner (and their chaperone) to the USA national championship in Hershey, Pennsylvania. 

Brain Bees test one's knowledge of the human brain including such topics as intelligence, emotions, memory, sleep, vision, hearing, sensations, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, schizophrenia, epilepsy, depression, addictions and brain research. The local competitions are in the question-and-answer format based on material from a book that is freely downloadable from the internet. The championship competitions may also involve a neuroanatomy laboratory practical with real human brains, neurohistology with microscopes, brain imaging identification and patient diagnosis with patient actors. 

What is it like to participate in the Brain Bee? 


2018 Alaska Brain Bee Highlights

 

 

2018 AK Brain Bee Winners

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    From left to right Vitalia Strait (Kenai Central High School), Natalia Martynowicz (Robert Service High School), Lara Millette (Wasilla High School), and Dr. Rachael Hannah. Special thanks to GCI for providing tablets to our top three contestants.
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    Congratulations to Lara Millette from Wasilla High School for winning our 2018 Alaska Brain Bee. She enjoyed an all expenses paid trip to Baltimore Maryland to compete in the National Brain Bee in March.

 

 
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Thanks to Our Sponsors!

 

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