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2014 Hamilton Brain Bee: Wedesday April 9th, 2014

We have our winners!  Photos coming soon.

First Place:  Jae Eun Lee (Iroquois Ridge High)
Second Place:  Martin Matuvi (Orchard Park Secondary)
Third Place:  Shawn Lee (White Oaks Secondary)

All of the competitors performed excellently (names and photos coming soon). Congratulations everyone.

High school students in the Hamilton-Halton and surrounding area from grades 9 through 12 are welcome to compete!  Students will demonstrate their knowledge about the brain and neuroscience, including fascinating topics involving intelligence, memory, emotions, sensations, movement, stress, aging, sleep, addiction, and more.  Participating is a valuable experience that you can add to your resume -- not to mention the possibility of winning prizes and fame!

To fill out the registration form, click here. Please note: the registration deadline is April 2, 2014

 

 

Results of the 2013 McMaster Brain Bee!

We had a great group of competitors today.  Even though the size of the group was a bit smaller than expected due to the forecast for freezing rain and/or ice pellets, the competition was just as fierce as the weather.  

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Our top three competitors:
Left:  In Second Place:  Jae Eun Lee (Iroquois Ridge High School)
Middle:  In First Place:  Sharon Yang (Westdale Secondary School)
Right:  In Third Place:  Simone Valade (Westmount Secondary School)

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The rest of the competitors were not far behind, it was a very close competition.

2013 McMaster Brain Bee competitors (left to right):
Gazal Kukreja (Hillfield Strathallan), Sharon Yang (Westdale), Ivana Drobac (Holy Trinity), Alina Bielak (Hillfield Strathallan), Michelle Murdock (Hillfield Strathallan), Keerolos Youssef Tawadros (John Fraser), Fawad Ahmed (Ancaster High), Martin Matuvi (Orchard Park), Raphael Koh (Iroquois Ridge), Jae Eun Lee (Iroquois Ridge), Daphne Walford (Westmount), Imasha Perrera (St. Thomas More), Simone Valade (Westmount).

Thank you to all our competitors, to the graduate and undergraduate students who presented their research, to our judges, and to the great brain bee organizing team and all the volunteers!

 Stay tuned as Sharon prepares to represent Hamilton as the Canadian National Brain Bee on June 1st! 


 

The 2013 McMaster Brain Bee:  Thursday, April 11, 2013

High school students in the Hamilton-Halton and surrounding area from grades 9 through 12 are welcome to compete!  Students will demonstrate their knowledge about the brain and neuroscience, including fascinating topics involving intelligence, memory, emotions, sensations, movement, stress, aging, sleep, addiction, and more.  Participating is a valuable experience that you can add to your resume -- not to mention the possibility of winning prizes and fame!

Here is the link to the 2013 registration survey page.  Please note: Registration deadline is now closed.

Please note that there are nearby local brain bee competitions held in WaterlooGuelph, and Toronto.  Students may not compete in more than one local brain bee competition each year, and must at the location that is closest geographically to their high school.

Please note this very important change for the 2013 McMaster Brain Bee:  All questions/answers for the 2013 brain bee will come from Neuroscience: Science of the Brain.

Prizes

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners receive a trophy plaque engraved with their names to hang on their wall.  There will be other 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes -- and every participant will receive a Certificate of Participation from the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster University.  In addition the 1st place winner will receive: A beautiful traveling trophy plaque engraved with the winner's name, school, and year to be displayed in the trophy case at their school for a year.

The 1st place winner of the local McMaster Brain Bee will represent Hamilton at the Sixth Annual CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee on June 1 2013, competing for the right to be called the BEST BRAIN in Canada. Additional exciting prizes are awarded at the national competition each year.  The 2013 CIHR Canadian Brain Bee champion will win a trip for two to represent Canada at the International Brain Bee competition (location to be announced, it might be in Vienna or in Hawaii in 2013).

How to Prepare for the 2013 McMaster Brain Bee

Students can start studying immediately!  Important information for the 2013 McMaster Brain Bee (this new information is worth repeating): Although the Brain Facts book will continue to be an excellent study aid, 2012 was the last year that the questions came directly from Brain Facts.  To prepare for the 2013 McMaster Brain Bee competition, students should study Neuroscience: Science of the Brain. All questions/answers for the 2013 McMaster Brain Bee will come from this book.

On Thursday, April 11 2013, come to the Psychology Building on McMaster campus.  You can arrive anytime after 12 noon on that day; we will meet in the lobby.  The competition will begin at 1pm in room 155 (just to the right off he lobby).  Register for the brain bee before you come (a link to the registration page has been posted above).

 


Congratulations to everyone -- the 2012 McMaster Brain Bee was a great success:  Our Ninth Annual Brain Bee!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

We had 40 students competing from high schools across the Hamilton-Halton-Niagara region.  
Click here for more photos of the event!

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Iroquois Ridge High School cleaned up this year, winning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  Awesome work -- congratulations!!!  Our three top place winners are shown below, from left to right:  Manjot Sangha (1st place), Tina Yuan (3rd place), and Alicia Rajwani (2nd place).  Congratulations to Manjot, who will be representing us at the 5th Annual CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee, held at McMaster on May 26, 2012.  

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Here is the 2012 Brain Bee flyer.  On February 21st, our visitors arrived at 12:30 pm.  By car, park in Lot I (SE corner of campus near Main and Cootes; see map) and walk east to the Psychology Building (building 34 on the map):  http://www.mcmaster.ca/welcome/campusmap.cfm.  There will be someone in the lobby of the Psychology Building to show you where to go.

It is not too early to start thinking about preparing for the
2013 McMaster Brain Bee

High school students in the Hamilton-Halton and surrounding area from grades 9 through 12 are welcome to compete!  Students will demonstrate their knowledge about the brain and neuroscience, including fascinating topics involving intelligence, memory, emotions, sensations, movement, stress, aging, sleep, addiction, and more.  Participating is a valuable experience that you can add to your resume -- not to mention the possibility of winning prizes and fame!

Please note this very important change for the 2013 McMaster Brain Bee:  All questions/answers for the 2013 brain bee will come from Neuroscience: Science of the Brain.

Please note that there are nearby local brain bee competitions held in Waterloo, Guelph, and Toronto.  Students may not compete in more than one local brain bee competition each year, and must at the location that is closest geographically to their high school.  

Prizes

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners receive a trophy plaque engraved with their names to hang on their wall.  There will be other 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes -- and every participant will receive a Certificate of Participation from the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster University.  In addition the 1st place winner will receive: A beautiful traveling trophy plaque engraved with the winner's name, school, and year to be displayed in the trophy case at their school for a year.

The 1st place winner of the local McMaster Brain Bee will represent Hamilton at the Fifth Annual CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee in May 2012, competing for the right to be called the BEST BRAIN in Canada. Graduate students from our department will help the winner prepare for the national event.  Additional exciting prizes are awarded at the national competition each year.  The 2012 CIHR Canadian Brain Bee champion will win a trip for two to represent Canada at the International Brain Bee competition, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, the week of July 22nd, 2012.

How to Prepare for the 2013 McMaster Brain Bee

Students can start studying immediately!  Important information for the 2013 McMaster Brain Bee:  Although the Brain Facts book will continue to be an excellent study aid, 2012 was the last year that the questions came directly from Brain Facts.  To prepare for the 2013 McMaster Brain Bee competition, students should study Neuroscience: Science of the Brain. All questions/answers for the 2013 McMaster Brain Bee will come from this book.

THE 2012 ninth annual MCMASTER BRAIN BEE waS SPONSORED BY


Check out more previous McMaster Brain Bee Competitions!

 


Would you like to learn more about the Brain Bee?

contact Dr. Judith M Shedden at McMaster University by phone or email:
905-525-9140 x24345
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 19:38