Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - May/June 2016 - (Page 28)

Opportunities and Resources for Exploring the Mind and Brain This list features some excellent opportunities available to middle and high school students. Visit our website at for links to additional summer programs, competitions, and internships. COMPETITIONS AAN Neuroscience Research Prizes Students in grades 9-12 submit original laboratory research on neuroscience topics. Four winners receive prizes of $1,000 each. One winner also receives an all-expenses-paid trip to the Child Neurology Society Annual Meeting in Vancouver, and the three remaining winners receive an allexpenses-paid trip to present their work at the AAN Annual Meeting, held in 2016 in Vancouver. ? Discovery 3M Young Scientist Challenge Students in grade 12 submit a 1,200- to 1,500-word essay about how Alzheimer's disease has affected their lives. First-, second-, and third-place winners receive a $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000 scholarship, respectively. American Sleep Medicine Foundation High School Video Contest Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) Students in grades 9-12 submit a video about the importance of sleep in helping to prevent disease. First-, second-, and third-place winners receive $1,000, $500, and $250, respectively, to be split between themselves and their school. The best videos are used to help educate the public. Brain Awareness Video Contest Students of any age work with a member of the Society for Neuroscience to produce an educational video explaining a neuroscience concept. The winning student receives $1,000 and an allexpenses-paid trip to SfN's annual Neuroscience meeting. ISTOCK.COM/HENRIK5000 Students ages 18 and under submit a significant piece of work in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literature, music, philosophy, or "outside the box." Eight to fifteen students are typically selected each year and named Davidson Fellows. Fellows receive a $50,000, $25,000, or $10,000 scholarship and are recognized for their achievements in Washington, DC. Students in grades 5-8 submit a video entry in which they explain a scientific concept. The field of semifinalists (one student from each state and the District of Columbia) is narrowed to 10 finalists, who receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC. There, students compete in a series of individual and team challenges for the top prize of a $25,000 savings bond. AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness Essay Contest 28 Davidson Fellows Awards imagine Two individuals and one team from each of 450 Intel ISEF-affiliated science fairs advance to the international competition. These high school students compete for scholarships in 22 categories. The top winner at the international competition receives a $75,000 scholarship, and two $50,000 scholarships are awarded in Best in Show categories. Additional prizes include cash awards, scholarships, grants, and trips. Multiple special awards are also presented. Intel Science Talent Search (STS) High school seniors submit a written description of their independent research and a 12-page entry form. From the 300 semifinalists, 40 finalists are selected to travel to Washington, DC, for final judging. The following four-year scholarships will be awarded: three $150,000, three $75,000, and three $35,000. The remaining finalists each receive a $7,500 scholarship. International Brain Bee Students in grades 9-12 who win their local bee compete at the national contest, held in Maryland, on such topics as intelligence, memory, emotions, and neurological disease. The first-prize winner receives a summer internship at a neuroscience lab and a trophy, and represents the United States at the International Brain Bee World Championship, held in 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark, in July. (See page 10 for an article about this competition.) Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Students in grades 9-12 who have completed original research in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics may apply to attend JSHS regional symposia. Three winners from each regional event win scholarships of $2,000, $1,500, or $1,000 and are invited to attend the National Symposium, where seven first-place, seven second-place, and seven third-place winners receive scholarships of $12,000, $8,000, and $4,000, respectively. Each first-place finalist also receives an all-expenses-paid trip to the London International Youth Science Forum, an exchange program bringing together over 360 participants from 60 nations. May/June 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - May/June 2016

Big Picture
In My Own Words Karl Deisseroth, Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry, Stanford University
Mind Brain Philosophy and neuroscience at CTY
A Meeting of the Minds at the National Brain Bee
Mind over Matter Overcoming communication barriers via technology
A Fish of a Different Color My neuroscience internship
Immersed in Brain Science Summer research at Rockefeller University
Brain Training Four graduate students share their research
Prime Time for Brain Science Exciting new findings, from brain maps to mindfulness
Making the Connection Teaching kids about mind, media, and health
Selected Opportunities and Resources
Pitch Perfect The lure of rugby
My Stress-Free Adventure Scuba, sailing, and discovery
Off the Shelf Review of Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant
Word Wise
Exploring Career Options Interview with neuropsychologist

Lisa Jacobson

One Step Ahead Ten commandments for college success
Planning Ahead for College Can your dream school become a reality?
Students Review New York University
Creative Minds Imagine Fiction contest winners
Mark Your Calendar
Knossos Games
Mind + Brain Philosophy and neuroscience at CTY

Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - May/June 2016