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Meet the Next Generation of Neuroscientists

Published February 8, 2016

Want to see some super-smart Westchester high school kids compete for a spot in the International Brain Bee? Now’s your chance!

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 and 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 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.

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

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