About the Brain Bee

The Brain Bee is a competition for high school students, grades 9 through 12. Students are tested on the knowledge about the brain and neuroscience research. It is designed to stimulate interest and excitement about brain research.  Students study topics on memory, sleep, intelligence, emotion, perception, stress, aging, brain imaging, neurology, neurotransmitters, genetics, and brain disease (just to list a few).

The Brain Bee is celebrated in more than 35 countries around the world.

The Brain Bee originated as part of Brain Awareness week and the first competition was organized by Dr. Norbert Myslinski at the University of Maryland.  University of Toronto was one of the first cities outside the US to join.  The Brain Bee is now celebrated in more than 35 countries around the world. The University of Saskatchewan has been participating for the last 5 years.

Firefly has been the local sponsor of the Toronto Brain Bee since 2011 and meeting the students who compete at the Bee was the inspiration for creating Bright Lights in the Lab to support these students who are the future of neuroscience. We would welcome the opportunity to explore how we could support students from the Saskatoon Tribal Council.