Students can enter Brain Bee competition


New Jersey high school students have an opportunity to prove their brain power by competing in the 2017 Central New Jersey Regional Brain Bee.

Modeled after a traditional spelling bee, the Brain Bee is a live question-and-answer competition in which students are quizzed about the human brain and central nervous system.

The contest, which is open to all public and private New Jersey high school students in grades 9-12, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 25 at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 675 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway.

To become a contestant in the Central New Jersey Regional Brain Bee, visit for registration information, competition rules and event details. Space is limited; advance registration is required. There is no cost to participate.


 All competition questions are derived from the book “Brain Facts,” published by the Society for Neuroscience, which can be downloaded for free at

Questions about the event can be directed to Dr. Michael Matise at [email protected] or Joan Mordes at [email protected]; or, call 732-235-5390.

The top three finishers will receive cash prizes and the first place winner will receive an expenses-paid trip for two to compete in the National Brain Bee Competition March 17-19 at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. 

 The 2017 Central Jersey Regional Brain Bee is being hosted by the Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.