When does registration open?
Registration will open on December 4, 2023. A registration link will be provided on this webpage on the day registration opens. All teams must have an agreed-upon “Team Name” and a Teacher Sponsor for the purpose of registering.
Who is eligible to participate?
The Brain Bee is open to all students in grades 8-12 who attend a Palm Beach or Martin County middle or high school.
How does registration take place?
Registration takes place online via a registration link that will be found on this webpage. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. If after registering your team wants to withdraw from the competition, please email email@example.com so we can offer the spot to one of the teams in the waiting list
Is there a cost to register/participate?
The Brain Bee is sponsored by a grant from the Mary and Robert Pew Public Education Fund. Participant registration is free.
How many people must be on a team?
Do teams need to be formed prior to registration?
How is the competition structured?
There are three rounds. After the first round with 20 questions, the best ten teams will be selected to move forward in the competition. The second round has 10 questions, and after it, the best three teams will pass to the final round. The final round is sudden death and there can be “Brain Buzz” questions
What is a “Brain Buzz” question?
A “Brain Buzz” question is a question in which every member of a team has to provide an answer without talking to the other team’s members
Does every member of the team need to register separately?
Yes. Please remember to agree on a team name and a sponsor teacher before starting the registration process.
Who are the judges?
Judges are neuroscientists from Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience.
Are teachers welcome to attend?
Yes, teachers who are supporting students in the competition can attend. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we may have an accurate count of attendees.