Brain Bee - an international school's challenge

BRAIN BEE competition

The Centre for Brain Research has been running the New Zealand Brain Bee Challenge (NZBBC) since 2007. Brain Bee is an international neuroscience competition for high school students in Year 11 to learn about the brain and its functions, discover the latest discoveries in neuroscience research, dispel misconceptions about neurological and mental illnesses and find out about the exciting career opportunities brain research has to offer.

The program was started in Australia in 2006 to help build public awareness about neuroscience. The Brain Bee Challenge is run by the Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS) with the involvement of Education Perfect. Round One is administered by Education Perfect and Round Two is run in New Zealand through the Centre for Brain Research. North Island students spend a day at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences for Round Two while South Island students compete in Round Two at Otago University.

The winning students from the North Island and South Island Brain Been compete in Australia for the overall New Zealand winner. From here the New Zealand winner goes on to compete in the International Competition which is held in a different city each year.

Find out more about the New Zealand Brain Bee Challenge  NZ Brain Bee Facebook

Find out more about the Australian Brain Bee Challenge.

Find out more about the International Brain Bee website.