Brain Bee World Championship 2020

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The 2020 Brain Bee World Championship will be held in conjunction with the 2020 APA Conference in Washington D.C., USA. More information will be posted soon on the official website! International Competition Overview The Brain Bee World Championship is designed to be a high-level and friendly academic competition. The material draws from university and medical school course content and requires …

Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Contest

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Contest closes February 28, 2020 Held by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, the essay submissions must be about how the applicant, their family, and their community is impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. Essays must be between 1,200 to 1,500 words long and include details on how the applicant has learned to cope with the condition’s impacts. Applicants must upload a transcript and …

Summer Research Programs in Neurosciences for school students

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Opportunities for High School Students Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (United States) Application closes March 2, 2020 The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) offers a summer research internship opportunity for students entering their junior or senior year of high school. Students that are invited to take part will receive pay, and will “participate in research projects alongside MPFI scientists, …

DNA Day essay competition 2020

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ASHG DNA Day Essay Contest Submissions Now Open Submissions for the American Society of Human Genetics’ 2020 DNA Day Essay Contest are now being accepted! Bring genetics into your classroom by building this contest into your teaching plans and encouraging your students to participate.  This year, they’re asking students about ancestry testing. 2020 Question Ancestry testing is a form of direct-to-consumer genetic …

STEM writing contest for students who are ages 13-19

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The New York Times Learning Network invites students to choose an issue or question in science, technology, engineering, math or health that interests them, then write a 500-word explanation that will engage and enlighten readers. More information can be found here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/learning/stem-writing-contest-explain-a-concept-in-a-clear-engaging-way.html

Opportunities for High School Students

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Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (United States) Application closes March 2, 2020 The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) offers a summer research internship opportunity for students entering their junior or senior year of high school. Students that are invited to take part will receive pay, and will “participate in research projects alongside MPFI scientists, prepare a written scientific abstract …

What's new in the 2020 USABO?

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Welcome to the 2020 USABO competition! The 2020 changes reflect the continued development and recognition of USABO where students who are passionate about biology find like-minded colleagues in the USA and abroad. USABO has a name change in 2020The USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) officially will be  known as the USA Biolympiad (USABO). Team USA officially be known as the USA Biolympiad Team. …

Molecular Biology of the Cell by Alberts: Comparison of the 6th and 5th Editions

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Are you considering buying Molecular Biology of the Cell by Alberts? Which edition should you go for: 5th edition or 6th edition? Let’s compare them! 5th edition 6th edition Publication Date: November 18, 2014 November 16, 2007 ISBN-10: 0815344325 0815341059 ISBN-13: 9780815344322 9780815341055 Price on Amazon $84.37 $165.48 So what’s new in 6th edition of Albert’s Molecular Biology of the …

Best Coursera courses for the Brain Bee

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Many students are looking for different resources to help them prepare for the Brain Bee, an international prestigious competition about neurosciences. There is a ton of resources out there but what can really help you prepare for the competition? Well, we selected the best courses delivered by Coursera which are related to neuroscience. Check the list below! Medical Neuroscience Medical …

The Big Bang Competition

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Calling all students, teachers/educators and project providers… Online applications for the Big Bang Competition are open until 8 November: https://competition.thebigbangfair.co.uk/enter-the-competition/. The Competition is open to all 11-18-year-olds in full-time education or training in the UK, and we would like to encourage everyone to submit their science, technology, engineering and maths projects to be considered! Why enter? Empower young people to explore an area of interest and develop …

International Brain Bee 2019 winners announced

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Student from China takes victory in 2019 International Brain Bee World Championship Seventeen-year-old Yidou Weng, representing China, placed first in the 2019 International Brain Bee (IBB) World Championship, a neuroscience competition for teenagers. This year, a record twenty-eight national/regional champions from all six continents traveled to Daegu, Korea, to compete in the IBB World Championship, which took place in Asia …

Types of selection

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Charles Darwin was not the first scientist to explain evolution or that species change over time. However, he gets most of the credit simply because he was the first to publish a mechanism for how evolution happened. This mechanism is what he called Natural Selection. As time passed, more and more information about natural selection and its different types were discovered. With the discovery …

International Brain Bee 2019 in Daegu, South Korea

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The 21st edition of the International Brain Bee (IBB) World Championship will take place September 19-23, 2019 in Daegu, South Korea, in conjunction with the 10th World Congress of the International Brain Research Organization. Twenty-eight competitors, each representing their respective nations, will contend for the title of World Champion through a series of five events designed to test their knowledge …

Campbell Biology 10th vs 11th edition

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Campbell Biology, better known as the bible of biology, is a famous book used around the world to prepare for the biology olympiad. Indeed, it contains a good summary of major biology topics and is usually a first book any aspiring young biologist buys to begin an exciting journey to the olympiad! Given its popularity, Campbell Biology has been published …

Paper chromatography of plant pigments

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INTRODUCTION: Chlorophyll often hides the other pigments present in leaves. In Autumn, chlorophyll breaks down, allowing xanthophyll and carotene, and newly made anthocyanin, to show their colors. The mix of pigments in a leaf may be separated into bands of color by the technique of paper chromatography. Chromatography involves the separation of mixtures into individual components. Chromatography means “color writing.” With this technique the components of a mixture …

The International Brain Bee Competition 2018 Winners

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Berlin, 8 July 2018. Today, eighteen-year-old Piotr Oleksy from Crakow (Poland) has won the International Brain Bee World Competition at Europe’s biggest brain research conference in Berlin. Twenty-five young finalists in the competition, aged between 13 and 18 from 25 countries, took part. The judges were all impressed by their knowledge of the most complex organ of all living beings: the human …

The International Brain Bee 2017 winners

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USA Student Wins World Neuroscience Competition Future neuroscientists from 25 countries around the world met in Washington, DC this week to compete in the nineteenth World Brain Bee Championship. The Brain Bee is a neuroscience competition for young students, 13 to 19 years of age. It was hosted by the American Psychological Association. The International Brain Bee President and Founder is Dr. Norbert Myslinski …

The International Brain Bee 2016 Winners

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In its eighteenth iteration, 2016 was a record-breaking year for the Brain Bee World Championship Neuroscience Competition, held from June 30 – July 4, 2016 in Copenhagen, hosted by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) 10th Forum of Neuroscience. It was the largest program to date, engaging twenty-five student National Champion participants from all corners of the globe. For …

The International Brain Bee 2015

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16-year-old wins a ‘nail biting’ international neuroscience competition by only ‘half a mark’ in Queensland A Sydney girl has won an international neuroscience competition Jade Pham, 16, won by half a mark against her United States competitor She scored a total of 126 out of 150 in a five-part final held in Cairns Ms Pham says she will put her …

About the Brain Bee

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The  International Brain Bee World Championship is the highest level in the IBB Competition. Participation in the World Championship is reserved only for Regional Brain Bee Champions (or their runner-up if the Champion cannot make it), and is therefore a very distinguished event. Young men and women from all over the world compete to determine who has the “best brain” on such topics as intelligence, memory, emotions, stress, aging, sleep, neurological and psychological diseases …