Eastern Iowa Brain Bee 2018

Saturday, January 20, 2018
Check-in and coffee at 10:30 AM
Tours at 11:00 AM
Lunch at 12:30 PM
Bee at 1:30 PM

Meet in EMRB Atrium
Bee in BSB Auditorium 1
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Neuroscience Graduate Program
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

The 2018 Eastern Iowa Brain Bee will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Competition in the Eastern Iowa Brain Bee is open to high school students grade 9-12. The winner from this competition will be invited to the National Brain Bee to be held March 16-18, 2018 in Baltimore, MD.


  • Registration Form
    The 2018 Eastern Iowa Brain Bee will be held on Saturday, January 20.
    Enrollment is free for the Iowa Brain Bee, however online registration has now closed. Please register on-site the morning of the event.
  • What is a Brain Bee?
    The Brain Bee is a live Question and Answer competition that tests the neuroscience knowledge of high school students.  Students compete to determine who has the “best brain” on topics such as intelligence, memory, emotions, sensations, movement, stress, aging, sleep, addiction, Alzheimer's, and stroke.
  • Study Materials
    All questions for the Eastern Iowa Brain Bee will come from the Brain Facts book published by the Society for Neuroscience.
    Please click here to download the study materials.
  • Prizes
First Place: The Eastern Iowa Brain Bee winner will receive a $1,500 Travel Award to compete at the National Brain Bee in Baltimore, MD on March 16-18, 2018.
Second Place:  The Eastern Iowa Brain Bee second place winner will receive $200.
Third Place:  The Eastern Iowa Brain Bee third place winner will receive $100.


The 2012 edition of Brain Facts is available as a free PDF, EPUB or MOBI fil or listen to an audio recording (also available through iTunes U).

Published by SfN, this updated primer on the brain and nervous system is the official study guide of the U.S. Brain Bee and a valuable resource for Brain Bee coordinators and students worldwide.
Revised with input from more than 40 neuroscience experts and  a focus on scientific advances since the 2008 edition of Brain Facts, the 2012 book includes:

  • A new format that makes the text easy to navigate and understand.
  • A new section on anatomy in the first chapter.
  • Colorful, updated images.
  • 15 pages of new content.
PDF icon Brain Bee Flyer 2018.v2.pdf105.21 KB

Brain Awareness Week

Apply Now

Learn from
top-notch researchers
at the University of Iowa