Denison Honorary Sponsors 'Brain Bee' for Local Students
Date of Event: February 4, 2006
Posted: January 30, 2006
Denison University's chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta, a pre-health career honorary, is coordinating a competition that tests high school students' knowledge of neuroscience. The Southern Ohio Brain Bee Competition will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday (Feb. 4) in the Welsh Hills Room (Rm. 327) of the Burton D. Morgan Center. Following the competition, lunch will be provided. There is no charge to participate.
Local high school students who register to compete will be quizzed about the brain and how it relates to intelligence, memory, emotions, sensations, movement, stress, aging, sleep and brain disorders. The questions will come from a book published by the Society for Neuroscience, "Brain Facts," which can be downloaded from the Society's web site: http://apu.sfn.org/content/Publications/BrainFacts/indes.html
Event Coordinator Julianne McCall announced that the first place winner of the competition will be awarded a $50 gift certificate to the Denison Bookstore, a package of gift certificates to other businesses, and a voucher for financial assistance to help cover the airfare to the national competition. The National Brain Bee will take place March 13- 19 and the winner of the Denison competition would represent Ohio. The top three finalists will receive an award trophy and t-shirts.
Students are asked to register by Wednesday (Feb. 1) by e-mailing McCall at email@example.com with the following information: student name; high school; principal's name; student's grade level and t-shirt size (S to XL); and a faculty/administration contact name, e-mail address and phone number.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The Southern Ohio Brain Bee competition hosted by Alpha Epsilon Delta honorary; 11 a.m., Saturday (Feb. 4), Welsh Hills Room of Burton D. Morgan Center. No charge for competitors or guests. Competitors should register by Feb. 1. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm information or to register.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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