Design a Brain Experiment Competition Is Back!

The Dana Foundation is asking U.S. high school students to submit their most creative brain experiment ideas to the fourth annual Design a Brain Experiment Competition. The 2014 competition featured some incredible submissions, led by the winning proposal, “Investigating the implications of specific inhibition of  ß-amyloid in Alzheimer’s disease,” from Gopika Hari of Cupertino High School in Cupertino, California.FB-Icon-FINAL

Submissions must test an idea about the brain. Beyond that criterion, they can do anything from examining the effects of art on the adolescent brain to exploring alternative treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Students should not complete their experiments, so be creative!

We know many students are still in summer vacation mode, but there’s plenty of time to think about ideas and get started. Submissions are due by January 16, 2015 for a chance to win the school or sponsoring nonprofit institution the first place prize of $500 or second place prize of $250. Entries can be completed by an individual student or a group of students. The winning experiments will be announced during Brain Awareness Week (March 16-22) and posted on the Dana Foundation website.

Check out the competition guidelines for more details and contact us at with any questions.

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