Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- High School students(9-12)
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Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
National British Brain Bee Competition 2019 This year, the national round of the British Brain Bee competition was held in the Sainsbury Wellcome Center for Neural Circuits and Behaviour in London. The competition consisted of 3 rounds, the last one only being designated for the best 5 contestants, who were selected based on the scores of the two previous rounds (written exam and anatomy/histology quiz). In between the exams, prominent scientists in the field of neuroscience gave talks advising the students how to navigate throughout the scientific field in order to become neuroscientists. The questions of the exams covered a wide range of topics, from anatomy and histology to patient diagnosis. The competition was designed in such a way to train the students to recognise brain disorders that are being currently widely researched. After the first 2 rounds, the contestants with the five highest scores went on to the final round of the competition, the oral exam. It consisted of 15 questions asked in a talk-show manner, with 5 volunteers acting as judges and the students having to answer the given questions as fast as possible. Following all rounds of the national competition, the winners were announced. The winners of the British Brain Bee 2019 competition are: 1st place – Caius Gibeily, George Heriot’s School 2nd place – Angel Thomas, Kensington Aldridge Academy 3rd place – Hooman Honarvar, Bellerbys College Brighton 4th place – Carrie Zou, Shrewsbury School 5th – Nonyelum Anigbo, The Grey Coat Hospital Caius Gibeily from George Heriot’s School will represent the UK in the International Brain Bee 2019, which will be held in South Korea in September.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
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How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Increased awareness of neurosciences among young students.
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