Mercyhurst looking for a few good brains

Mercyhurst is looking for a few good brains

Mercyhurst College will host the annual Brain Bee on Saturday, Feb. 11, and is looking for a few good brains to participate in the competition based on knowledge of the neuroscience field.

Area high school students are encouraged to participate and earn a chance to represent Northwest Pennsylvania at the International Brain Bee held in March at the University of Maryland and sponsored by the Society for Neuroscience. Last year more than 30 regional Brain Bees took place in the United States, as well as competitions in Canada, Hong Kong and India.

The regional competition, which is hosted by the biology and psychology departments at Mercyhurst College, features questions answered aloud by individual students in a "round robin" fashion until only one student is left standing. Questions are pulled from the Society for Neuroscience publication Brain Facts, which can be obtained by visiting the Society for Neuroscience Website at http://www.sfn.org/content/Publication.BrainFacts/index.html

Students and teachers interested in the competition should contact Darlene Melchitzky at 824-3342, dmelchitzky@mercyhurst.edu or Robert Hoff at 824-2380, rhoff@mercyhurst.edu, for more information.

Sponsors are also needed for this event.
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