Join us for the Northern Maine 2014 Regional Brain Bee competition, to be held on Friday, Dec. 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the University of Maine at Presque Isle campus. Simultaneous competitions are being held in Machias and Biddeford. UMPI Biology professor Dr. Rachael Hannah is collaborating with faculty from the University of Maine at Machias and the University of New England in hosting the event.
In addition to the Brain Bee, participants will enjoy a free lunch on the UMPI campus and have an opportunity to take part in brain-themed activities, including sheep brain dissections, fluorescent microscopy demonstrations, and nerve cell stimulation experiments.
What is a Brain Bee?
A Brain Bee is a neuroscience competition designed especially for 8th to 12th grade students that tests their understanding of brains and the nervous system and how they work together. The winner of the Maine Regional Brain Bee competition will advance to the national competition. The winner of that event will take part in the international competition.
Preparing for the Maine Regional Brain Bee
To explore some excellent resources organizers have gathered together to help students prepare for the Dec. 12 competition, please check out the Maine Brain Bee facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MaineBrainBee/.