Kenyan student representing Kenya in Brain Bee Championship in Washington DC,

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A Kenyan student Ashley Mwikali is in Washington DC to represent Kenya in the World Brain Bee Championship which started yesterday 2nd August 2 to 7, 2017. Below kindly find more details on the invitation and the program for the event.

Those in Washington DC Area are requested to come and support/cheer Ashley as she compete  against students from other countries including Australia,Canada, United States, Italy, Romania, China, New Zealand, Napal, Malaysia, and Nigeria, Brazil, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Poland, Singapore, South Africa,
United Arab Emirates and others.

Ashley’s mother, Ruth Kariuki is very thankful to those Kenyans who have reached out to help with accommodation and support during their stay in the DC area,you can reach her on whatsapp at 254 701 334 365

Dear Ashley Mwikali,

Congratulations on winning the Kenyan National Brain Bee competition. We invite you
to represent Kenya as a competitor at the World Brain Bee Championship in
Washington DC, from August 2 to 7, 2017. The event will be hosted by the American
Psychological Association at their convention in the Washington Convention Center.
You will be competing against students from other countries including Australia,
Canada, United States, Italy, Romania, China, New Zealand, Napal, Malaysia, and
Nigeria, Brazil, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Poland, Singapore, South Africa,
United Arab Emirates and others.The Championship involves a neuroanatomy
laboratory exam with human brains, patient diagnosis involving face-to-face
interactions with patient actors, brain histology, as well as written and oral
components.
The International Brain Bee is a world-wideneuroscience competition for teenage
students. The purpose of the International Brain Bee is to motivate young men and
women to learn about the human brain, and to inspire them to enter careers in the
basic and clinical brain sciences. The world needs future clinicians and researchers to
treat and find cures for more than 1000 neurological and psychological disorders.
Approximately 30,000 competitors in more than 150 chapters in more than 30
countries and six continents compete in Brain Bee competitions.The IBB continues to
expand and to capture the imagination of young men and women around the world.
The Brain Bee Builds Better Brains to Fight Brain Disorders.
Sincerely,
Dr. Norbert Myslinski
Dr. Norbert Myslinski, Associate Professor
Founder and Director of the International Brain Bee


2017 International Brain Bee Schedule

Schedule: Thursday, August 3 to Sunday, August 6*

APA= American Psychological Association             CC = Convention Center

TimeEventPlaceNotes
    
Wed2nd   
7:00 – 9:00 pmBrain Bee Early Bird Get-TogetherMarriott Marquis Hotel, 901 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC in the first floor lobby lounge outside of Starbucks Coffee ShopInformal
    
Thu 3rd   
8:00 – 9:00 amAPA Symposium: Student Perspectives on Navigating the World of Psychology—A Multicultural Perspective CC, Street Level, Room 160 
9:00 -10:30 amBrain Bee Registration, Photographs and IntroductionsCC Room 210

Near Registration Area

Participants drop-in at any time
10:30 am – 12:30Brain Bee Organized Tour of Selected Exhibits in groupsMeet at APA International Booth outside the CC Exhibit HallStudents must have lab coats with them at all times
12:30 – 1:30 pmFree Time for Lunch on your own  
1:30 – 3:00 pmBrain Bee Organized Tour of Selected Posters in small groups Meet at APA International Booth outside the CC Exhibit HallStudents must have lab coats with them at all times
3:00-4:00 pmAPA Reception for International VisitorsMarriott Marquis Hotel Marquis Salons 12 and 13Students must have lab coats with them
4:00 – 4:50Social Hour: Welcome First-Time APA Attendees Marriott Marquis Hotel, Meeting Level 3, Chinatown RoomOptional: Competitors must leave by 4:30 to arrive on time at the 5:00 event.
5:00 – 6:30 pmAPA Opening Session and Formal Introduction of the Brain Bee ChampionsBallroom on Level 3, CC

 

Students must have lab coats and flags with them at all times
7:00 – 8:50 pmAPA Social Hour Marriott Marquis Hotel, Meeting Level 4, Archives RmOptional; students should go to bed early. Competition starts tomorrow
  

 

 

  
Fri    4th   
9:00 – 12:00 amBrain Bee Competition:

Part 1: Q & A Oral Portion

Preceded by the presentation of the pencils

Brain Bee Room; Marquis Salon 6 on meeting level 2,  Marriott Marquis Hotel.20 % of final score
    
12:00 – 1:00 pmFree Time for Lunch on your own  
1:00 – 1:15Presentation by The International Youth Neuroscience Association: Alex and NichoiasBrain Bee Room; Marquis Salon 6 on meeting level 2,  Marriott Marquis Hotel. 
1:15 – 3:00

pm

Brain Bee Competition: Part 2: Q & A Written PortionBrain Bee Room; Marquis Salon 6 on meeting level 2,  Marriott Marquis Hotel.10 % of final score
3:00 – 4:00

pm

Free Time on your own  
4:00 – 5:00 pmBrain Bee Competition:

Part 3: Anatomy

 

Brain Bee Room; Marquis Salon 6 on meeting level 2,  Marriott Marquis Hotel.25 % of final score
5:00 – 6:00 pmFree Time on your own  
5:00 – 6:00 pmBrain Bee Competition:

Part 4: Histology

Followed by Presentation of the Certificates

Brain Bee Room; Marquis Salon 6 on meeting level 2,  Marriott Marquis Hotel.5 % of final score
Sat    5th   
8:30Posting of Friday ScoresBrain Bee Room

Marriott Marquis Hotel.

 
9:00 – 12:00 noonBrain Bee Competition:

Part 5: Patient Diagnosis

Brain Bee Room; Marquis Salon 6 on meeting level 2,  Marriott Marquis Hotel.20 % of final score
12:00  – 1:00 pmFree Time for Lunch on your own  
1:00 to 2:00 pmKeynote Address: Title: The Universe Between Our Ears and the Global Behavioral Health Epidemic

 

Brain Bee Room; Marquis Salon 6 on meeting level 2,  Marriott Marquis Hotel.By Dr. Paul Aravich of Eastern Virginia Medical School
2:00  – 4:00 pm

 

Brain Bee Competition:

Part 6: Q & A: Oral Portion

Brain Bee Room; Marquis Salon 6 on meeting level 2,  Marriott Marquis Hotel.20 % of final score
4:00  – 5:00 pm

 

Talks and Tokens: Competitor 1-2-minute Presentations and Exchange of Tokens. Awarding of certificates.Brain Bee Room; Marquis Salon 6 on meeting level 2,  Marriott Marquis Hotel.Each student must talk at the podium on the significance of their token.
4:50 – 5:00Group PhotoSameChaperones will be able to take photos
5:00  – 6:00 pm

 

Presentation of trophies, and medallions to all Brain Bee Room; Marquis Salon 6 on meeting level 2,  Marriott Marquis Hotel. 
6:00  – 9:00 pmParticipants may organize small dinner groups on their own.Local EateriesParticipants pay for their own meals
    
Sun 6th   
9:00 – 9:50 amConversation Hour: Empowering Cultural Identity; Using Multicultural Psychology to Create a Socially Just SocietyConvention Center, Street Level, Room 155

 

Optional
10:00-10:50 amSymposium: Human Strengths and Resilience—Cross-Cultural and International Perspectives Convention Center, Street Level, Room 101

 

Optional
11:00-11:50 amSymposium: Internationalization of Psychology—Teaching, Modifying and Applying Psychology in the Global Era Convention Center, Level Two, Room 203

 

Optional
12:00 pmSpecial award presentation to the top 3 winners; Fun Awards; Brain Bee Leadership Award; passing of the torch from APA to FENS (next year’s host); farewells.Brain Bee CC Room 210 
12:30 pmEnd of Brain Bee for most participants except those going to embassies.Participants dismissed.World Brain Bee Championship resumes in Germany in ‘18

*Note: Schedule of visitations to selected embassies are on a separate form, and will be on Wednesday, August 2 and Monday, August 7.

Note: Brain Bee students are prohibited from drinking alcohol at all social events.

By Isaac Kariuki/Diasporamessenger.com

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