Welcome to the official forums of the International Brain Bee!
Here you will find conversation on the best study strategies, helpful resources, and competition advice while also having the opportunity to connect with competitors from around the world! Before jumping into the discussion, please remember:
Do Not Post Actual Competition Questions
While we encourage sharing helpful supplementary study resources and other tips, please refrain from posting questions used in actual competition.
From the FAQ
What is the International Brain Bee?
The International Brain Bee (IBB) is the world’s largest neuroscience competition for teens! The mission of the IBB is to promote student engagement with neuroscience through a three-tiered competition. Students start by signing up for a Local Brain Bee, the winners of which compete in their country’s National/Regional Brain Bee. Every year, National/Regional Brain Bees send one representative to compete in the International Brain Bee.
How do I participate?
High school students can participate in local Brain Bees. These Brain Bees usually pull questions from two resources: The BrainFacts Book and Neuroscience.
How much does it cost to compete?
Participating in the Brain Bee is completely free!
What are the rewards?
The winner of the International Brain Bee is awarded $3,000 USD, the IBB Championship Trophy (held for 1 year), and a summer research internship coordinated by SfN.
This organization sounds amazing! How can I support them?
The International Brain Bee is a 501©(3) nonprofit, meaning they depend on donations to continue running. To make a donation, please contact their team. Your support is appreciated! If you would rather support the IBB in another way, please reach out to their team and/or volunteer for your local Brain Bee and help promote it to students in your area!
For more information about the International Brain Bee, please see the official website.