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Calling high school students/ teachers to design creative experiments on the human brain

Design a Brain Exper­i­ment Com­pe­ti­tion, by the Dana Foun­da­tion:

The Dana Foun­da­tion is devot­ed to pro­mot­ing an inter­est in brain research in schools across the coun­try. Encour­ag­ing stu­dents to take an inter­est in sci­en­tif­ic research, espe­cial­ly relat­ed to the brain, is cru­cial, not only for stu­dents, but also for the future devel­op­ment of neu­ro­science. There­fore, the Dana Foun­da­tion will be spon­sor­ing a com­pe­ti­tion for high school stu­dents in the Unit­ed States. The chal­lenge is for stu­dents to design an orig­i­nal brain-relat­ed exper­i­ment. These exper­i­ments can be designed to test cre­ative the­o­ries about dai­ly brain activ­i­ty, brain dis­or­ders and dis­eases, and brain func­tions. How­ev­er, students/classrooms should not com­plete their exper­i­ments. Stu­dents should view these sub­mis­sions as research pro­pos­als rather than com­plet­ed research. This com­pe­ti­tion is focused on stu­dents using their knowl­edge of the human brain and the sci­en­tif­ic method of inquiry to devel­op inno­v­a­tive ideas and the­o­ries about the human brain. Exper­i­ments will be judged on cre­ativ­i­ty and orig­i­nal­i­ty as well as adher­ence to the sci­en­tif­ic method. Stu­dents must sub­mit their exper­i­ments through a teacher or oth­er school offi­cial. Each teacher is lim­it­ed to five sub­mis­sions in total. Class­rooms will com­pete for a $500 prize and a $250 sec­ond place prize.”

For more infor­ma­tion please refer to the competition’s full guide­lines or e‑mail

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