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Calling high school students/ teachers to design creative experiments on the human brain

Posted Nov 19 2012 2:03pm

Design a Brain Experiment Competition , by the Dana Foundation:

“The Dana Foundation is devoted to promoting an interest in brain research in schools across the country. Encouraging students to take an interest in scientific research, especially related to the brain, is crucial, not only for students, but also for the future development of neuroscience. Therefore, the Dana Foundation will be sponsoring a competition for high school students in the United States. The challenge is for students to design an original brain-related experiment. These experiments can be designed to test creative theories about daily brain activity, brain disorders and diseases, and brain functions. However, students/classrooms should not complete their experiments. Students should view these submissions as research proposals rather than completed research. This competition is focused on students using their knowledge of the human brain and the scientific method of inquiry to develop innovative ideas and theories about the human brain. Experiments will be judged on creativity and originality as well as adherence to the scientific method. Students must submit their experiments through a teacher or other school official. Each teacher is limited to five submissions in total. Classrooms will compete for a $500 prize and a $250 second place prize.”

For more information please refer to the competition’s  full guidelines  or e-mail  competition@dana.org .

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