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Vt. Brain Bee offers area students an opportunity to sharpen knowledge

Vt. Brain Bee offers area students an opportunity to sharpen knowledge
Who will be the student from your high school to participate in the 5th Annual Vermont Regional Brain Bee? The Vermont Brain Bee - a day-long event devoted to knowledge about neuroscience - seeks bright and motivated students from all over Vermont to participate in the 2014 Brain Bee, which takes place on Feb. 8, 2014 at UVM. The event is open to individuals or groups of students in grades 9-12 from public and private schools, as well as those who are home-schooled.
To prepare, students brush up on facts related to human brain structure and function and then come to the Bee and participate in a written, practical and oral competition and attend noteworthy activities, including: a keynote address featuring Dr. Michael Cannizzarro, who will speak on monitoring brain signals during communication; Psychiatry Fellows conducting mock patient diagnoses of neural disorders; and hearing from a neuroscience graduate and undergraduate student panel.
The half day-long event joins together students from across Vermont for an opportunity to represent the state in the U.S. National Brain Bee in Baltimore, Maryland in mid-March.
The goal of the Vermont Brain Bee is to create excitement for learning about the brain.