more about the brain bee

The International Brain Bee was founded in 1999 by Dr. Norbert Myslinski. It is the world's only  competition testing all things brainy for high school students. The Brain Bee motivates students to learn about the brain and its disorders, inspiring them to pursue neuroscience careers to help treat and find cures for neurological and psychological disorders.

More than 60 nations and 175 chapters are engaged in coordinating Brain Bee programs around the world, and we hope to be the first in South Carolina! About 50,000 students participate globally every year with more than 600 neuroscientists organizing and judging the events. 

The Brain Bee competition platform is organized on three levels: local, national, and international. Local scientific institutions are licensed by the International Brain Bee (IBB) to carry out city-wide or regional events, engaging students from 14-19 years of age. The first-place prize winners are granted the opportunity to compete at the national level. The National Champions are, in turn, invited to represent their country at the annual International Brain Bee competition, which is hosted by different neuroscience organizations during an international conference.