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High School Students: Take Part in the International Brain Bee Next Month

January 19, 2016

Know a local high school student who’s a neuroscience whiz? Then the International Brain Bee is the competition for them.

On February 11, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital will be hosting the 5th annual local championship for the International Brain Bee, an annual, not-for-profit neuroscience competition for high school students that’s designed to encourage them to learn more about the brain while inspiring them to pursue careers in neurology neurological research.

The event  will be held at 4:30 p.m. in Burke’s Rosedale conference room at 785 Mamaroneck Ave., building 4, in White Plains. 

The contest is open to all students in grades 9-12 in Westchester County. At the event, the students will be quizzed on subjects such as human neuroanatomy, neuroscience, types of diagnoses and brain cell identification by a distinguished panel of clinicians and therapists from Burke.

Students will also have the chance to speak with some of the Burke’s neuroscientists to learn more about their careers.

“The Brain Bee is a great opportunity for budding neuroscientists to test their knowledge while also learning more about the brain and nervous system,” says Janet Goodman, LMSW, case manager for Burke’s Brain Injury Program and coordinator for the Brain Bee in Westchester. “These young women and men will be the future of neuroscience and this competition helps expose them to the profession and find out how they can be a part of helping discover cures for injuries and illnesses that affect millions of Americans.”

Local Brain Bees make up the first qualifying round in the International Brain Bee competition. The winners then move on to compete in the national Brain Bee in Washington, D.C. The winner from the U.S. finals will go on to compete in the international championship later in the year.

The study guide for the competition is available at brainfacts.org.

For additional information or to register, contact Janet Goodman at (914) 597-2237 or jgoodman@burke.org.

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