2018 NSW Brain Bee Finals
The 2018 NSW Brain Bee Finals will be held on Thursday 14 June 2018.
Who can attend?
The supervising adult is responsible for the student(s) for the entire day and must remain with them at each event. Students without a supervising adult will not be permitted to attend the event. Regrettably, for Work Health and Safety reasons, students who turn up on the day without a supervising adult attending the entire event with them will have to be turned away.
We regret that it is not logistically or financially possible for siblings or additional family members to attend. Please make sure your students are aware of these restrictions. Whilst we would very much like to be in a position to welcome along parents and siblings of all students competing in the NSW Brain Bee State Finals, unfortunately venue and financial constraints prohibit this.
Please register using the following form by Friday 18th May 2018: https://goo.gl/forms/MDTTIJJIk1mWtayq1.
Access the NSW State Finals Competition outline.
Questions for Round 2 will be based on the information contained in the 2012 edition of the book Brain Facts. A Primer on the Brain and Nervous System by the Society for Neuroscience (SFN).
Our UNSW Sydney photographer and the media will be invited to cover the State Finals. We encourage you to make sure that parents/legal guardians are aware of this. Media coverage is an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of students in this year's NSW State Finals and to encourage more schools and students to participate in the Brain Bee Challenge next year.
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided by UNSW Sydney to all students and accompanying adults registered as attending the NSW State Finals at the University. Please advise in the online registration form if you or your students have any dietary requirements.
Workshop, Brain Lab and Museum of Human Disease
Over the day, your students will be involved in various educational activities.
Sound localisation Workshop: an interactive, physiology workshop with Professor Housley and the Translational Neuroscience team.
Museum of Human Disease Tour: a guided human anatomy tour to see a wide range of pathological anatomical specimens.
Neuroscience Presentations Q&A session: a series of presentations from doctoral students and researchers. Ask about their life as scientists and find out what they are doing to help with our understanding of diseases and disorders.
How to find us
The event will be held in the lower ground lecture theatre (LG03) of the Wallace Wurth building (C27) - School of Medical Sciences (corner of High street and Botany street, Randwick). Access the Campus Map for the location. For more information, visit the following website: http://www.gettingstarted.
Street parking is limited and is restricted to 2 hours. All day casual parking is available on level 5 of the Botany Street Car Park, gate 11 entrance on Botany Street.
The organisers reserve the right to alter the program but the overall running time will remain the same. A copy of the final program will be provided at the event.
Contribution to travel expenses
If your school is located >500km from UNSW Sydney, we are able to contribute some funds to assist with your travel costs. Please email Doctor Jennie Cederholm and Doctor Cherylea Browne as soon as possible.