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2nd Annual New Mexico Brain Bee

Sponsoring Organization: 
New Mexico Chapter SfN; UNM Brain and Behavioral Health Institute
Description: 

The New Mexico Chapter of the Society of Neuroscience is hosting the second annual New Mexico Brain Bee on Saturday 2/20/16 at the UNM Health Sciences Center.

This exciting event, being held in collaboration with the UNM STEM-H Center for Outreach, Research & Education, challenges students’ knowledge of brain structure and function. Started in 1999, the International Brain Bee is designed to motivate students to learn about the brain and inspire them to pursue neuroscience careers.

The New Mexico Brain Bee is open to NM high school students aged 14-18 and tests knowledge of the human brain including topics such as intelligence, emotions, memory, sleep, vision, hearing, sensations, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, schizophrenia, epilepsy, depression and addictions. The competition format encompasses:

Identification of brain slides and specimens
Diagnosis of neurological disorders from case presentations
Written questions and answer
Oral question and answer portion for finalists

All questions are based on the Society for Neuroscience primer on the brain and nervous system, Brain Facts, which is available to download FREE at the following link:

http://www.brainfacts.org/About-Neuroscience/Brain-Facts-book

The winner of the New Mexico Brain Bee qualifies to compete in the US National Brain Bee Championship.

To register go to: http://neurosciences-cmstest.health.unm.edu/nm-sfn/brain-bee.html

Submission Type : 
Competition/Contest
Eligibility Requirements: 
NM high school students aged 14-18 interested in Neurosciences Register at: http://neurosciences-cmstest.health.unm.edu/nm-sfn/brain-bee.html
Other Location Information: 
The competition will be help on February 20th, 2016 at the UNM HSC.
Ongoing Event: 
Yes
Event Season: 
Winter (December - February)
Event Date: 
02/20/16
Cost to Attend: 
No cost to registrants
Award Stipend Amount to Student: 
Travel Costs for winner to attend nationals.
2nd Annual New Mexcio Brain Bee
Program Contact Information
Program Contact : 
Jonathan L. Brigman
Albuquerque
87131-0001
Phone: 
505-272-2868
Email: 
jbrigman [at] salud.unm.edu
Alternative Contact Name: 
Donald Partridge
Alternative Contact Phone: 
505-272-8815
Alternative Contact Email: 
dpartridge [at] salud.unm.edu
University or College Affiliation: 
The University of New Mexico
Is your program statewide?: 
Yes
State Area Options: 
Northwest Region
North Central Region
Northeast Region
Central Region
Southwest Region
Southeast Region
What types of communities do you serve?(Urban/Rural): 
Both
Categories
General - Science: 
Biology
Health and Medicine
Biology: 
Biochemistry
Cellular, Molecular, and Microbiology
Human Biology
Organizational Type: 
Competitions/Contest
Organizational Focus: 
Education
Training
Resources: 
Competitions/contests
Subject Area: 
General - Science
General - Healthcare
Target Audience: 
9-12th Grade