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UMaine achias hosts Brain Bee

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MACHIAS -- The University of Maine at Machias will be hosting the Maine Regional Brain Bee Competition for area students in grades 8-12 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dedc. 8, with a snow date of Thursday, Dec. 10. The event will be held in the Science Building on the UMM campus. This is the first building on the right from the main entrance.

All area students are invited to participate. Lunch will be provided for the students and their chaperones and families who have registered.

The brain bee is somewhat like a spelling bee but asks questions about the human brain and nervous system. Examples of topics that are covered include intelligence, emotions, memory, sleep, vision, hearing, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, schizophrenia, epilepsy, depression, addictions and brain research.

UMM's Psychology & Community Studies and Biology programs, with support from faculty at the University of Presque Isle and the University of New England, will be hosting a regional Brain Bee competition with the winner eligible to travel to Washington, DC for the national competition. The students will gain invaluable knowledge about human anatomy and physiology for their personal enrichment and they have the potential to serve others through continued research in this field.

For more information about how to prepare, register and for further assistance, contact Lois-Ann Kuntz at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with "Brain Bee" in the subject line. An online registration form can be found athttp://machias.edu/brain-bee-registration.

The Bee is sponsored by UMM, Axiom Education and Training Center, Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance and Maine Adult Education.

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