News at Medicine - February 2013 - Brain Storm 2013 looking for high school participants

Brain Storm 2013 looking for high school participants
March 5, 2013

Brain Storm is a province-wide competition organized through the Division of BioMedical Sciences, aimed at high school students taking biology, advanced placement psychology or other high school science courses.




In preparation for the provincial competition in St. John’s on April 20, students will write a quiz at their high school based on a standardized information booklet. The top 50 students province-wide will participate in the provincial completion, which is oral and written, and offers a wide variety of prizes. The first prize winner will win a trip to Hamilton, Ontario, on June 1, 2013, to represent Newfoundland and Labrador at the national Brain Bee competition.

Graduate student Brian Roome is organizing this year’s competition. “Interested students and parents can get their biology teachers to contact me if they are interested in organizing quizzes at the local school,” said Mr. Roome. “I want to spread to word to any biology teachers who would be excited to host local competitions.”

Mr. Roome said students travelling to St. John’s will receive free tours of some neuroscience research labs at Memorial. “The Brain Storm competition is an effort to encourage students to learn about the brain and consider neuroscience as a career.”

For further information please contact Brian Roome at or visit