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Competition Day Schedule

Approximate schedule of events (times may change):

10:30am – 11:00am      Sign-in and same-day registration     (MERF Atrium)

11:00am – 12:30pm      Tours of neuroscience research facilities at the University of Iowa

12:30pm – 1:30pm         Lunch   (MERF Atrium)

1:30pm                                Iowa Brain Bee – Round I     (Prem Sahai Auditorium, 1110A MERF)

2:30pm                                Iowa Brain Bee – Round II     (Prem Sahai Auditorium, 1110A MERF)

~3:30pm                             Top 3 Awards     (Prem Sahai Auditorium, 1110A MERF)

Please contact the Neuroscience Graduate Program at for further information.

Note: Participants wishing to be present for the Iowa Brain Bee must be on-site and signed-in by 1:00pm.


Where to go

Please arrive at the Medical Education Research Facility (MERF) Atrium.

375 Newton Rd, Iowa City, IA 52246

Entering MERF through the door closest to the Newton Road Parking Ramp, the Atrium is located up the stairway, toward the South end of the building. Alternatively, there is a direct entrance to the Atrium at the top of the hill, which can be accessed by walking up the sidewalk along the side of the MERF building. Prem Sahai Auditorium is located off of the MERF Atrium.

Where to park

Parking is available across the street at the Newton Road Parking Ramp. Please note that this is a parking ramp with an hourly fee. We are unable to validate parking or provide parking passes.


Additional parking can be found on the University of Iowa  Parking and Transportation webpage:   

Buses may drop off students at the bus stop just outside the Medical Education Research Facility (MERF).

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