The National Undergraduate Neuroanatomy Competition are proud to support The British Brain Bee.
The British Brain Bee is a registered charity and initiative which organises an annual neuroscience competition called the British Brain Bee and also fosters an interest in neurosciences and STEM in secondary schools.
Dr Norbert Myslinski (University of Maryland) set up the Brain Bee in the USA in 1999 to motivate secondary school students to learn about the brain. Since then, the annual Brain Bee competition has grown in size and entrants from 60 countries now compete in the International Brain Bee competition.
The main purpose of the initiative in the UK is to advance neuroscience education from early years by running an annual competition, the England and Scotland Brain Bee (www.brainbee-uk.com), and by visiting schools, talking about careers in STEM, demonstrating brain-related experiments, and explaining brain diseases.
Want to get involved?
Do you want to increase secondary school student engagement in neuroscience? Could you help to raise the profile of neurosciences, and inspire youngsters interested in the field? Then represent the Brain Bee in your region by becoming a Brain Bee Ambassador.
As a Brain Bee Ambassador, you’ll be your region’s champion for neurosciences and you’ll encourage students to compete in the British Brain Bee neuroscience competition.
As part of this role, you’ll be expected to:
- promote the Brain Bee and neuroscience in your region schools
- visit schools, give science and careers talks OR visit schools and show brain dissections
- organise a regional Brain Bee competition and select a regional winner (a goal for 2019 competition)
- fundraise for the initiative
- have fun…bzzz!
What we can offer you:
- Support you with training and DBS check.
- Networking opportunities with the most influential scientists, policy makers and public engagement specialists.
- Team building events and regular meetings.
- Support your on-going career with job references and continuous professional development (CPD).
- Provide an accredited certificate of your contribution to science outreach for your portfolio.
- A great opportunity to be part of an amazing team and organisational culture, shaping a new charity that will make a big impact to the lives of young people.
Become a Brain Bee Ambassador