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Neuroscience Resources

BrainFacts: A Primer in the Brain and Nervous System, published by the Society for Neuroscience, is the official study guide of the Brain Bee. Educators may request one free hardcopy of BrainFacts. 

Frontiers for Young Minds is an open-access scientific journal written by scientists and reviewed by kids and teens, which ensures high quality scientific content, fosters curiosity, and helps engage the next generation of citizens and scientists. Its open-access design means all text and images are freely available.

Science News for Students is an award-winning publication dedicated to providing age-appropriate, topical science news to learners, parents, and educators.

Additional Neuroscience Opportunities

International Youth Neuroscience Association Summer Opportunities 2024. 
IYNA is an organization designed to promote neuroscience education opportunities in the classroom and through mentorship. Information about summer and volunteer opportunities is available on their website (youthneuro.org)

Advanced Medical Neuroscience Internship 2024. Available for 9th-12th grade students (including graduating seniors). A neuroscience research and ethics initiative to give students the opportunity to conduct a variety of neuroscience experiments with mentorship along the process. Leadership Initiatives will award the top three 2024 International Brain Bee winners a full scholarship for this Internship. More information is available on their website (lichangesummer.org). Please see the attached flyer for previous programming!

Neuroscience Internship 2022

Advanced Medical and Public Health Internship 2024. Available for 9th-12th grade students (including graduating seniors). A course designed for students to learn more about patient diagnosis and collaborate with program experts to create an educational campaign for public health information. Leadership Initiatives will award the top three 2024 International Brain Bee winners a full scholarship for this Internship. More information is available on their website (lichangesummer.org). Please see the attached flyer for previous programming!

Public Health Internship 2022

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