Welcome to the Salt Lake Regional Brain Bee website! Here at the University of Utah, we run an annual competition that tests high school students on their knowledge of the brain. Students study the short texts available on this website and compete to identify brain structures, diagnose neurological disorders, and answer questions about research in the field. We aim to meet and inspire budding scientists so that they can become the future leaders in a prominent STEM field!
We are excited to announce that lab tours during the event will be conducted in the Douglass Imaging Lab, which studies neuronal circuits of hormone pathways using cutting edge microscopy, the Scheglovitov Stem Cell Lab, which turns skin cells into stem cells and then turns the stem cells into neurons to help diagnose neurological disorders, and the Clark Neuroprosthetics Lab, which is the first lab in the world to give sensory perception to prosthetic limbs.
Registration for the 2017 Brain Bee has officially ended. We wish all of the enrolled competitors the best in their studies- we'll see you on the 28th! Directions and the schedule of the event can be found in our Event page.
The 2017 Brain Bee will officially be on January 28th, 2017. We look forward to seeing all of our contestants!
The 2017 Salt Lake Brain Bee registration is now open! Registration ends on Sunday, January 10th, 2017, at 11 pm.
Congratulations to all of the competitors who participated in this year's Brain Bee! Our winners are
1st Place: Peter Zhou of Wasatch Jr. High! Peter has won travel and lodging to the National Brain Bee in Baltimore, Maryland this March!
2nd Place: Asha Pruitt of Wasatch Jr. High!
3rd Place: Baran Cinbis of Wasatch Jr. High!
The Brain Bee Committee would like to thank each and every one of you who came to the event. We look forward to seeing you again next year, at the 2nd Annual Brain Bee in 2017!
Official Study Material
All questions and test material for the competition come from the Brain Facts text from the Society for Neuroscience. Download and study this book while preparing for the Salt Lake Brain Bee! There are also additional mock exam questions at the International Brain Bee website and our "How to Prepare" section.
If you would like to study the Brain Facts book in a different language or would like to download it in a different format than a PDF, then visit the Brain Facts website. Please remember that the Brain Bee will be conducted in English.