Dana’s “Design a Brain Experiment” Reminder

The deadline for the Dana Foundation’s “Design a Brain Experiment” competition is January 15, 2016. With Thanksgiving next week, and winter holidays just around the corner, it’s time to get busy!


We’re looking for high school students in the U.S., who have an interest in science, to try their hand at coming up with an innovative, brain-related experiment. Be sure to read the guidelines carefully, as students do not need to actually complete the experiment. The proposed experiments must be original research proposals designed to test creative theories about daily brain activity, brain functions, brain disorders and diseases.

Neuroscientist Eric Chudler, Ph.D., will be among our team of scientific advisors to review all submissions and determine the winners. Cash prizes will be presented to the schools or sponsoring non-profit institutions of the first and second place winners, who will be announced during Brain Awareness Week (March 14-20). Read about last year’s winning submissions for ideas.

Best of luck!

For a detailed explanation of the competition’s guidelines, click here or e-mail any questions to competition@dana.org.

– Seimi Rurup

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