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Every spring, the CBN sponsors the Brain Bowl, the premier Brain Awareness Week event for our neuroscience community. The Brain Bowl is a neuroscience quiz show in which three teams of under-graduates from colleges and universities across Texas compete for prizes, bragging rights, and the brain bowl trophy. The first brain bowl was held in 1998, and over the years has attracted teams from Texas Lutheran University, St. Mary's University, UTSA, Trinity University, Southwestern University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Arlington, Baylor University, and Texas A&M. Graduate students, post-docs and faculty from the CBN run the event, serving as timers, scorekeepers, and judges. The Brain Bowl inspires spirited and fun competition from the participating teams, and a social reception after the event provides a venue for networking between undergraduate students interested in neuroscience, along with their advisors and faculty mentors, with the neuroscience community here at the UT Health Science Center. Participation in the Brain Bowl is often a conduit to summer research experience, and subsequent application to our Neuroscience graduate program. The Brain Bowl has also been a vehicle for public awareness and outreach for our neuroscience community, as it has been featured in the local newspaper, on cable and broadcast television news spots, and in participating school news media. The Brain Bowl has been featured at the Society for Neuroscience Brain Awareness Week workshop, and has become a signature event of the CBN.
For specific information about this year's Brain Bowl, click here.
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