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German National Brain Bee Neuroscience Contest
Wed, 2012-03-28 00:14 — Heidelberg Neur...
The second annual German National Brain Bee is a fun and engaging neuroscience competition for students in grades 9-13. The free event will be held on Saturday, May 12th at Heidelberg University. During the four-hour event, students will identify brain structures, diagnose neurological diseases, and answer questions from the publication, "Neuroscience: Science of the Brain", a 60-page booklet produced by the Dana Alliance for young students. Complete study material is provided upon registration, and the contest will be held in English.
In order to participate, students must register by Monday, April 23rd. The winner of the competition will be awarded a substantial prize package (more than €2.000 in total) and will represent the country at the International Brain Bee in July in Cape Town, South Africa, during the International Congress of Psychology. The event will be reported online and potentially by national and local media outlets.
Organized by PhD graduate students of the Heidelberg University HBIGS Graduate School of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences, the event will consist of plenty of interaction, great food, several gifts to each participant, and friendly scientists to support their interests. For students traveling more than 150 km to Heidelberg, travel grants up to 50 Euro are available to offset the cost of participating. Please visit the website for more information or to contact the German Brain Bee Committee: www.germannationalbrainbee.org.