AK Regional Brain Bee

The 2024 Alaska Regional Brain Bee will take place on Saturday, March 30 from 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM in the ConocoPhillips Integrated Sciences Building.


The Brain Bee is a fun neuroscience competition for high school students. In addition to competing for prizes, participants will have the opportunity to dissect sheep brains, train live laboratory rats and learn how they are used in research, take a virtual tour of the human brain in the UAA Planetarium & Visualization Theater, and look at real human brains. Lunch will be provided. Do not miss this great event!

UAA has an exciting new Neuroscience Minor! A major is your primary focus for your bachelor's degree whereas a minor is the secondary focus. The neuroscience minor is interdisciplinary and will prepare and make students competitive for neuroscience-related professional, medical, and graduate programs. A goal of this program is to prepare students to meet workforce demands within academia, industry, government, and legal services related to the growing field of neuroscience. 


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View the 2024 Brain Bee Schedule to see the amazing events in store for participants of the 2024 Alaska Regional Brain Bee. 

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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, capture 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 Regional Bee is invited to attend the National Brain Bee competition, and the winner of each National Brain Bee is invited to represent their nation in the International Brain Bee World Championship. The World Championship is hosted by a different country every year. 

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 the Brain Facts 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?


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