About the Brain Bee
The St. Louis Area Brain Bee (SLABB) is an annual competition for high school students that tests knowledge in neuroscience. Questions come from Brain Facts, a book produced by the Society for Neuroscience. We pay for our winner to compete in the US National Brain Bee competition.
When and Where
Saturday February 25, 2023, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
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12:30 Sign-in, Room 215, Rebstock Hall, Washington Univ, Danforth Campus
12:45 Welcome and orientation
1:00 Written quiz
1:45 Neuroscience demonstration
2:00 Neuroscience panel
2:45 Oral competition
3:30 Awards ceremony
Tutorial Coordinator: Daleep Grewal
Participants enjoy hands-on activities, learn more about neuroscience, meet area high school and college students and connect with faculty. There are prizes for the school with the largest team and the top 10 finishers. The winner also gets a paid summer research internship and a trip to the National Brain Bee.
Expectations of SLABB Participants. SLABB aims to be a fun, educational, and fair competition that promotes the discoveries and ethics of brain science and scientists. Competitors abide by the rules and ethics of SLABB. All work will be individual with no answers from other sources.
Who can Participate?
Any high school/home student from grades 9-12 is eligible to compete in the SLABB. We encourage family, friends, teachers and classmates to join for the activities planned at the competition.
How to Prepare?
Study Aids that have been helpful for previous Brain Bee participants.
Sample Study Schedule
|Week||Chapters in the Brain Facts Book|
|Week 1||Read, study and/or make flashcards for the Introduction and Chapter 1. Look at some sample problems in the Study Aids to get a sense for the types of questions that are asked.|
|2||Chapters 2 and 3|
|3||Chapters 4 and 5|
|4||Chapters 6, 7, and 8|
|5||Chapters 9 and 10|
|6||Chapters 11, 12, and 13|
|7||Chapters 14 and 15|
|8||Chapters 16, 17, and 18|
|9||Go over any chapters that you are still unsure about. Ask a parent or friend to quiz you or use flashcards.|
|10||Eat and sleep well the night before the Brain Bee. You can do some light review and practice problems. Look through the Glossary if you want to do some extra studying. You got this!|