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5th Annual Brain Bee Set for February 11

Published January 8, 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 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.

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 Westchester Brain Bee will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 11 in Burke’s Rosedale conference room, 785 Mamaroneck Ave., building 4, in White Plains. The study guide for the competition is available at brainfacts.org. For additional information, click here.  To register, contact Janet Goodman at (914) 597-2237 or jgoodman@burke.org.

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