LOCAL STUDENTS TO COMPETE IN 2013 DC REGIONAL BRAIN BEE
Washington, DC— Students from 12 area high schools compete today in the DC Regional Brain Bee, a question and answer contest about the brain sponsored by the Society for Neuroscience (SfN).
Teens are challenged with a series of questions on topics such as memory, anatomy, emotions, and brain disorders — all based on SfN’s Brain Facts book. The winner receives $250 and will move on to the U.S. National Brain Bee held March 2-4 in Baltimore.
Along with SfN, the annual DC Regional Brain Bee is sponsored by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The competition is held at AAAS, 1200 New York Avenue, NW, from 5–7 p.m., February 19.
The DC regional includes students from:
• Richard Montgomery High School
• Sandy Spring Friends School
• Takoma Academy
• Georgetown Preparatory School
• Montgomery Blair High School
• Rockville High School
• National Cathedral School
• Paint Branch High School
• Saint Anselm's Abbey School
• Seneca Valley High School
• Washington International School
• Quince Orchard High School
Judging the competition is Benjamin R. Walker, PhD, Pre-Clinical Science Facilitator for the Georgetown Experimental Medical Science program at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Walker has been participating in Brain Awareness Week activities for more than 15 years.
The local, national, and international competition culminates during Brain Awareness Week (BAW), March 12-16.
BAW is an international campaign to increase public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain and nervous system research. SfN proudly partners with the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, which launched the campaign in 1996. For more information about Brain Awareness Week visit www.sfn.org/baw or www.dana.org/brainweek.
About the Society for Neuroscience
The Society for Neuroscience, with nearly 42,000 members, is the world’s largest society of scientists and clinicians working to advance understanding of the brain and nervous system. Learn more at www.SfN.org.