Design a Brain Experiment Competition Deadline

The deadline for this year’s “Design a Brain Experiment” competition is exactly one month away! On January 15, all entries will be collected for review by our team of scientific advisors, led by neuroscientist Eric Chudler, Ph.D. The past four years of the competition resulted in impressive submissions from high school students nationwide, and we are eager to see what creative ideas are proposed this year.

As a reminder of the entry guidelines, the proposed experiment can investigate any part of neuroscience as long as it tests a hypothesis about the brain. In the past, students submitted research that tested a new treatment for schizophrenia and even came up with a potential cure for multiple sclerosis. Just remember, students should not complete the experiment!


Lab tours at the Eskisehir Osmangazi University in Turkey, taken during last year’s BAW events.

Submit your best design by Friday, January 15, 2016, for a chance to win your school or sponsoring non-profit institution the first place prize of $500 or second place prize of $250. The winning submissions will be announced during Brain Awareness Week (March 14-20) and posted on the Dana Foundation website.

For more information, please refer to the competition’s full guidelines or e-mail Good luck!

– Seimi Rurup

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