Atlanta Regional Brain Bee
2018 Atlanta Regional Brain Bee: The Brain Bee will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Emory University (Snow Date - Saturday, February 10, 2018). Read about the event and preparatory workshops HERE.
High school students representing all of Georgia turn out yearly for the ACSFN-sponsored Georgia Regional Brain Bee. In this elimination-style competition, students answer questions about the functioning of the brain and nervous system one by one until a single winner remains. The winner is sent to the National Brain Bee to represent the state of Georgia, and the top 3 finishers receive monetary prizes. The Bee provides a great chance to show off your impressive knowledge of neuroscience and promotes the development of critical thought.
Eligibility: Georgia students ages 13 - 19 are welcome to participate. Students from neighboring states that do not hold their own brain bees may compete as well.
Format: The Brain Bee will consist of a preliminary written round and a final oral round. All students will participate in the written round, which consists of about 25 multiple choice questions. These exams will be graded on site and registrants receiving the top 50% of scores will go on to the oral round. In the oral round, the students are asked questions one by one and must answer aloud. A student will be eliminated from the competition after answering three questions incorrectly. The last remaining student will be named the Georgia Regional Brain Bee Champion.
Preparation: Preparatory workshops will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 and January 20, 2018, at Emory University. Questions from the written and oral rounds are based on Brain Facts, a primer on the brain and nervous system that is published by the Society for Neuroscience. Brain Facts is available for download as a PDF via the link above. It may also help to look at the sample questions released on the International Brain Bee website. Finally, as any neuroscientist knows, getting a good sleep the night before the Bee is critical for top performance!
The 2017 Atlanta Regional Brain Bee was held on February 4 2017, at Emory University. Read about the event here.
Please contact Jennifer Walcott with questions.
Teachers - please share this downloadable flyer with prospective students:
Brain Bee Flyer 2018