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Due to the impending winter storm the Brain Bee is POSTPONED until Saturday, February 23.
For updated information, please visit: http://rwjms.umdnj.edu/neuroscience/BrainBee/BrainBee.html
Registration extended to February 20.
NEW JERSEY “BRAIN BEE” COMPETITION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
February 9, 2013, at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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PISCATAWAY, NJ – New Jersey high school students are welcome to prove their brain power by competing in the 2013 Central New Jersey Regional Brain Bee. Modeled after a traditional spelling bee, the Brain Bee is a live question and answer competition in which students are quizzed about the human brain and central nervous system. There is no cost to participate. The contest, which is open to all New Jersey high school students in grades 9 through 12, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, February 9, 2013, at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ.
To become a contestant in the Central New Jersey Regional Brain Bee, visit http://rwjms.umdnj.edu/neuroscience/BrainBee/BrainBee.html for registration information and links to useful information, including event details. Space is limited, so advance registration is required. To ensure adequate preparation time, students are urged to register as soon as possible.
All competition questions are derived from the book Brain Facts, published by the Society for Neuroscience, which can be downloaded for free from the Society for Neuroscience Brain Bee website: http://www.sfn.org . Questions about the event can be directed to Dr. Michael Matise (email@example.com ) or Ms. Joan Mordes (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 732-235-5390.
The Central New Jersey Brain Bee contest is one of many scheduled in the United States and throughout the world leading up to the International Brain Bee. The regional contest is organized and judged by local members of the Society for Neuroscience, an international organization of scientists and physicians dedicated to advancing understanding of the brain and the nervous system. The contest aims to motivate young people to learn about the brain, capture their imagination and inspire them to pursue careers in brain-related fields.
The top three finishers will receive cash prizes and the first place winner will receive an expense-paid trip for two to compete in the National Brain Bee Competition at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. The national competition will be held March 2 – 4, 2013.
The 2013 Central Jersey Regional Brain Bee is being hosted by the Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and supported in part by the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
About UMDNJ-ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON MEDICAL SCHOOL
As one of the nation’s leading comprehensive medical schools, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education, research, health care delivery, and the promotion of community health. In cooperation with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the medical school’s principal affiliate, they comprise one of the nation’s premier academic medical centers. In addition, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has 34 other hospital affiliates and ambulatory care sites throughout the region.
As one of the eight schools of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey with 2,800 full-time and volunteer faculty, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School encompasses 22 basic science and clinical departments, hosts centers and institutes including The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the Child Health Institute of New Jersey, the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, and the Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey. The medical school maintains educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels for more than 1,500 students on its campuses in New Brunswick, Piscataway, and Camden, and provides continuing education courses for health care professionals and community education programs. To learn more about UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, log on to rwjms.umdnj.edu. Find us online at www.Facebook.com/RWJMS and www.twitter.com/UMDNJ_RWJMS.