2021 SC Brain Bee

Since 1999, the International Brain Bee has been the world's only competition that tests all things related to the brain for high school students.

Now South Carolina has it's own regional competition.



The SC Brain Bee will test competitors' knowledge of all things brainy in a written exam followed by a live Q&A round. We will also feature mini events throughout the day so students learn all that they can about neuroscience at UofSC and beyond.


The local competition will take place on Saturday, March 20th, 2021.  Introductions will begin at 9 AM. The competition sections begin at 10 AM in 30 minute sections between 10 - 10: 30 AM, 10:45 - 11:15, 11:30 - 12 PM. The group session will happen between 1:15 - 2:15 PM. The oral round will occur between 2:30 - 3:30, followed by awards.


The event is virtual and will be hosted on WebEx.


Meet the coordinators

Preparing for the Brain Bee

All material covered in the SC Brain Bee will come from the Brain Facts book.

Additional resources can be found at these links:

We would like to voice our gratitude to the Dana Foundation for awarding a Brain Awareness Week grant to help fund neuroSC and the South Carolina Brain Bee! We are most appreciative for this funding that helped bring neuroSC and Brain Bee to South Carolina for the very first time!  


south Carolina brain bee committee


Coordinator, South Carolina Brain Bee Chapter

Dr. Sarah Catherine "Kitty" Tryon

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of South Carolina School of Medicine

A native of Columbia, SC, Dr. Tryon grew up in the Palmetto State and pursued her Bachelor of Science degree from Furman University in Neuroscience (and German Studies), where she also played on the Furman Women's Soccer Team (go Paladins!). After Furman, she spent some time in Germany on a Fulbright Grant.  It was in Germany where she became involved in the International Brain Bee, having assisted with the 2013 and 2014 German National Brain Bee competitions.  After her Fulbright, she returned to the U.S. to earn her PhD in Exercise Science from the University of South Carolina, where she founded the Graduate Association for Brain Awareness (GABA).  She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience researching the neural mechanisms underlying fear and emotional disorders.  Having assisted with the 2014 International Brain Bee and the 2015 USA National Brain Bee, she is more than excited to bring neuroscience education and competition to South Carolina high school students through neuroSC and the South Carolina Brain Bee!

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President, UofSC Undergraduate Neuroscience Club

Dabriel Zimmerman

Senior Undergraduate Student

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Vice-president, UofSC Undergraduate Neuroscience Club

Amanda Manea

Sophomore Undergraduate Student

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