MACHIAS High school students from throughout Maine will get a chance to test their knowledge of neuroscience when the University of Maine at Machias hosts the Eastern Maine Regional Brain Bee. The Brain Bee will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 in the UMM Science Building. The deadline to register for the competition is Monday, Dec. 8.

The regional competition is open to students in grades 9-12 and is associated with the International Brain Bee, a not-for-profit neuroscience competition founded by Dr. Norbert Myslinski of the University of Maryland. The competition is intended to increase high school students' interest in the brain and inspire them to pursue careers in allied health and brain research fields. There are currently 150 Brain Bee chapters in 30 countries on six continents.

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