WNY Brain Bee 2016

Sponsored by Buffalo Neurosurgery

For students in 9 -12th grades
  Feb. 20, 2016

presented by Canisius College Biology Department and the Buffalo Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience


What is the Brain Bee?  The Brain Bee will test your knowledge on human brain topics such as anatomy, sensations, movement, stress, aging, addiction, memory, and neurological diseases. The winner of the WNY Brain Bee is eligible to compete in the National Brain Bee in Baltimore, MD.

What is the format for the Brain Bee? In Round I and Round II, all competitors will be asked the same question and will have 60 seconds to record their answer. Round I questions are multiple choice questions while Round II questions require one word or phrase answers.  In Round III, each competitor will be asked a different question, but at the same level of difficulty. Competitors answer their questions orally. Competitors will be eliminated if they have answered 3 questions incorrectly. A panel of  judges with expertise in neuroscience will make the decision on whether an answer is correct or incorrect.

How can I prepare for the Brain Bee? All questions for the Brain Bee come from the  free primer Brain Facts,.  Sample questions can be found  here.   A Brain Bee Prep Course  will also be held for free prior to the Brain Bee at Canisius College (Date TBA).
Eligibility: Must be a high school student from a WNY High School.

WhereCanisius College, Science Hall 1013B

WhenFeb. 20,2016:   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Registration: Deadline for registration: Feb. 12 ,2016.   For more information, contact Dr. Hogan, at hogane@canisius.edu


·     Cash awards for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place !

·     Winner receives travel stipend  to attend  national competition in Baltimore, MD.

·     Medical and Science Career Panel


Schedule of Events for WNY Brain Bee:

§  10:45 - 11:00: Registration

§  11:00- 11:30:  Medical and Science Career Panel: 

o   This is an opportunity for participants and their parents to ask questions about the experiences the panelists have had as they pursue their careers in medicine or science. Panelists include graduate students from the UB Neuroscience Ph.D Program, medical students at UB, and undergraduate students from Canisius College.

§  11:30 :  Competition begins