Central Arkansas Brain Bee Announcements

2014

Date: November 25, 2014
Subject:
2015 Central Arkansas Brain Bee (Thursday, February 12, 2015)
To:
Arkansas High School Science Teachers, Science Department Chairs and Students
     The Arkansas Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience and the Arkansas Biosciences Institute are sponsoring a Brain Bee as part of National Brain Awareness Week, March 16-22, 2015. The Brain Bee is a live question and answer competition testing the neuroscience knowledge of high school students, grades 9-12. Mr. Zen Tang, a junior from Little Rock Central High School, represented the state of Arkansas at the 2014 U.S. National Brain Bee in Baltimore on March 14-15, 2014. Zen competed against winners from 48 regional competitions representing 25 states. The winner of U.S. National Brain Bee is invited to the 2015 International Brain Bee Championship.

     The contest in Little Rock will use questions taken from the information in the updated edition of “Brain Facts- a primer on the brain and nervous system”, which can be downloaded for free from http://www.brainfacts.org/ about-neuroscience/brain-facts-book/. More Brain Bee information can be found at http://www.sfn.org/index.aspx?pagename=baw_home  and http://www.internationalbrainbee.com/. The contestants will answer questions (either written or oral answers) about how the brain relates to intelligence, memory, emotions, sensations, stress, aging, anatomy, sleep, addictions, Alzheimer’s Disease, stroke, etc, and will also be asked to identify specific brain regions using a model of the human brain.

     All participants will receive participation awards and the student winner and a sponsor will receive prize money to help defray the costs of attending the 2015 U.S. National Brain Bee Championship in Baltimore, Maryland, March 20-22, 2015 as the Arkansas representative.

     The Central Arkansas Brain Bee is limited to no more than three students per sponsoring high school and this year the competition will be held at the Little Rock Main Library.

2014 Central Arkansas Brain Bee
Thursday, February 12, 2015 (4:30 PM)
Darragh Center Auditorium (Main Library – Central Arkansas Library System)
100 Rock St.
Little Rock, AR 72201

     Please circulate this announcement to any interested colleagues or post it in the teacher’s lounge. Any
students who are interested in participating should contact us via email by Friday, February 6, 2015, to
indicate they plan to attend. Please include the student’s contact information, grade, school and name of
the sponsoring teacher.
Sincerely,

John F. Bowyer, Ph.D. and Tucker A. Patterson, Ph.D.
Arkansas Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience
john.bowyer@fda.hhs.gov Phone: 870-543-7194 (Cell: 501-837-9082)
tucker.patterson@fda.hhs.gov Phone: 870-543-7427 (Cell: 501-200-7870)


2013

Date: November 15, 2013
Subject:
2014 Central Arkansas Brain Bee (Thursday, February 13, 2014)
To:
Arkansas High School Science Teachers, Science Department Chairs and Students
        The Arkansas Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience and the Arkansas Biosciences Institute are sponsoring a Brain Bee as part of National Brain Awareness Week, March 10-16, 2014. The Brain Bee is a live question and answer competition testing the neuroscience knowledge of high school students, grades 9-12. Mr.
Avinash Arulmurugu, a junior from Little Rock Central High School, represented the state of Arkansas at the 2013 U.S. National Brain Bee in Baltimore on March 2-4, 2013. Avinash competed against winners from 45 regional competitions representing 26 states. Winners of the national events are invited to the 2014 International Brain Bee Championship.
        The contest in Little Rock will use questions taken from the information in the updated edition of “Brain Facts- a primer on the brain and nervous system”, which can be downloaded for free from
http://www.brainfacts.org/about-neuroscience/brain-facts-book/. More Brain Bee information can be found at http://www.sfn.org/index.aspx?pagename=baw_home and http://www.internationalbrainbee.com/. The contestants will answer questions (either written or oral answers) about how the brain relates to intelligence, memory, emotions, sensations, stress, aging, anatomy, sleep, addictions, Alzheimer’s Disease, stroke, etc, and will also be asked to identify specific brain regions using a model of the human brain.
        All participants will receive participation awards and the student winner and a sponsor will receive prize money to help defray the costs of attending the 2014 U.S. National Brain Bee Championship in Baltimore, Maryland, March 14-15, 2014 as the Arkansas representative.

        The Central Arkansas Brain Bee is limited to no more than three students per sponsoring high school and this year the competition will be held at the Little Rock Main Library.

2014 Central Arkansas Brain Bee
Thursday, February 13, 2014 (4:30 PM)
Darragh Center Auditorium (Main Library – Central Arkansas Library System)
100 Rock St.
Little Rock, AR 72201

Please circulate this announcement to any interested colleagues or post it in the teacher’s lounge. Any students who are interested in participating should contact us via email by Friday, February 7, 2014, to indicate they plan to attend. Please include the student’s contact information, grade, school and name of the sponsoring teacher.
Sincerely,
Tucker A. Patterson, Ph.D., John F. Bowyer, Ph.D., and Jeff Padberg, Ph.D.
Arkansas Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience

tucker.patterson@fda.hhs.gov     Phone: 870-543-7427 (Cell: 501-200-7870)
john.bowyer@fda.hhs.gov
           Phone: 870-543-7194 (Cell: 501-837-9082)
jjpadberg@gmail.com
                 Phone: 501-852-2342


 
 2012
 

2012 Central Arkansas Brain Bee (Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 4:00 PM)
To: Arkansas High School Science Teachers and Science Department Chairs
     The Arkansas Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience and the Arkansas Biosciences Institute are sponsoring a Brain Bee as part of National Brain Awareness Week, March 12-18, 2012. The Brain Bee is a live question and answer competition testing the neuroscience knowledge of high school students, grades 9-12. Last year, Ms. Esther Park, a freshman from Little Rock Central High School, won the Central Arkansas competition, and represented Arkansas in Baltimore, Maryland at the U.S. National Brain Bee Championship. Esther also had the opportunity to tour the National Institutes of Health and Washington, D.C. The winners of the local brain bees from around the world are invited to their respective national brain bees and the winners of these national events will be invited to the 2012 International Brain Bee Championship to be held July 22-27, 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa.
     The contest in Little Rock will use questions taken from the information in the updated edition of “Brain Facts- a 74-page primer on the brain and nervous system”, which can be downloaded for free from http://www.sfn.org/index.cfm?pagename=brainFacts. More Brain Bee information can be found at http://www.sfn.org/index.aspx?pagename=baw_brain_bee and http://www.internationalbrainbee.com/. The contestants will answer questions about how the brain relates to intelligence, memory, emotions, sensations, stress, aging, anatomy, sleep, addictions, Alzheimer’s Disease, stroke, etc. All participants will receive participation awards and the student winner and a sponsor will receive prize money to help defray the costs of attending the 2012 U.S. National Brain Bee Championship in Baltimore, Maryland, March 3-4, 2012 as the Arkansas representative.
     The Central Arkansas Brain Bee is limited to no more than three students per sponsoring high school and this year the competition will be held at the Little Rock Central National Historic Site (http://www.nps.gov/chsc/index.htm).
2012 Central Arkansas Brain Bee
Thursday, February 16, 2012 (4:00 PM)
Little Rock Central National Historic Site
2120 Daisy Bates Drive
Little Rock, AR 72202
Please circulate this announcement to any interested colleagues or post it in the teacher’s lounge. Any students who are interested in participating should contact us via email by Monday, February 13, 2012, to indicate they plan to attend. Please include the student’s contact information, grade, school and name of the sponsoring teacher.
Sincerely,

Tucker A. Patterson, Ph.D and John F. Bowyer, Ph.D.
Division of Neurotoxicology
National Center for Toxicological Research/Food & Drug Administration
3900 NCTR Drive
Jefferson, AR 72079
tucker.patterson@fda.hhs.gov  Phone: 870-543-7427 (Cell: 501-200-7870)
john.bowyer@fda.hhs.gov  Phone: 870-543-7194 (Cell: 501-837-9082)



Updated 08-08-2012