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British Brain Bee Charity partnership with Rogue Resolutions

Rogue Resolutions and British Brain Bee announces a partnership Today, Rogue Resolutions and the British Brain Bee announced a partnership to advance neuroscience education in secondary schools across the UK. The organisations will collaborate to raise awareness of brain sciences and a career in medicine and scientific research among teenagers. The initiatives will work on an exciting programme of events and activities to foster an interest of teenagers to consider pursuing neurosciences. In fact,...

Success for Wales Brain Bee 2017

20 December 2017   Almost 60 students battled it out to be crowned top neuroscientist at this year’s Wales Brain Bee competition held at Cardiff University. After months of revision, participants from seven schools across South Wales came together to test their laboratory and written skills during the event at the Sir Martin Evans and Hadyn Ellis Buildings respectively on Wednesday 13 December. Laboratory challenges As part of an International Brain Bee competition initiated by Dr Norbert Myslinski, from the...

An interview with IBB 2016 winner

The International Brain Bee (IBB) is the one and only neuroscience competition for 14-18 year-old students around the world. Currently, about 50,000 students from more than 50 nations participate each year, with more than 600 neuroscientists involved in organizing and judging. Back in July, I participated in the IBB as the English National Champion and spent 5 days with a wonderful group of 25 students in Copenhagen, Denmark. The program consisted of not...

Testimonials from IBB 2016

  “It changed the way I view the world and myself.” Jiantao Shen Australia “My Brain Bee experience was one of the defining experiences of my high school career. It helped my self-confidence to grow enormously. It was a fantastic academic challenge and sparked an interest in neuroscience, allowed me to meet people with whom I still maintain valuable connections”. Rachael Wiltshire New Zealand “Before the Brain Bee, I wanted to be a biology teacher, now I’m going into medicine....

Welcome to the British Brain Bee

As the world is becoming increasingly complex, STEM subjects are becoming more critical for the UK's future success. Young people should be equipped with the skills that enable them to solve difficult problems, to gather and evaluate evidence, to make sense of information and come up with logical, careful analyses to determine what is the best course of action. These skills are the ones that students can learn if they choose to study...

A Meeting of the Minds at the NATIONAL BRAIN BEE

I BECAME INTERESTED IN NEUROSCIENCE, AND IN NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES IN PARTICULAR, WHILE IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AS A RESULT OF MY GRANDMOTHER’S STRUGGLE WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE. IN THE BEGINNING, I THOUGHT HER FORGETFULNESS WAS JUST “GRANNY BEING GRANNY.” OVER TIME, IT BECAME APPARENT THAT THERE WAS MORE TO IT. IN FIFTH GRADE, I RESEARCHED ALZHEIMER’S AND OTHER NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES ON THE INTERNET AND BECAME FRUSTRATED BY WHAT SEEMED TO BE A LACK OF TREATMENTS...

 

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