Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - September/October 2012 - (Page 29)

Selected Opportunities and Resources in Brain Science 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 recommended websites. CoMPEtitions AAN Neuroscience 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 (2012: Austin, TX), and the three remaining winners receive an all-expenses-paid trip to present their work at the AAn Annual meeting (2012: san diego, cA). awards/? Davidson Fellows Awards students ages 17 and under submit a significant piece of work in science, technology, 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. Intel Science Talent Search Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge 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. T finalists receive one of the following four-year en scholarships: one $100,000, one $75,000, one $50,000, one $40,000, one $30,000, two $25,000, or three $20,000. The remaining 30 finalists each receive a $7,500 scholarship. AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship students in grade 12 write a 1,200–1,500 word essay about how Alzheimer’s disease has affected their lives. The first-place winner receives a $5,000 college scholarship; first and second runners-up receive $500 and $250, respectively. (read this year’s winning essay on page 26.) students in grades 5–8 begin their journey to the dcysc by submitting 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. The second- through tenth-place finishers each receive a $1,000 savings bond. International Brain Bee students in grades 9–12 compete at regional and national competitions; one winner from each country competes at the international contest (2012: south Africa) on such topics as intelligence, memory, emotions, and neurological diseases. (see page 10 for an article about this competition.) Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Brain Awareness Video Contest Intel International Science & Engineering Fair Anyone can participate in this competition in which entrants create a video up to five minutes in length that demonstrates a concept about the brain. The first-place winner receives $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to the society for neuroscience’s annual meeting (2012: new orleans), where the top videos will be showcased. second- and third-place winners receive $500 and $250, respectively; the People’s choice Award winner receives $500. Two individuals and one team from each of 500 intel isEF-Affiliated science Fairs advance to the international competition. These high school students compete for scholarships in 17 categories. The top winner at the international competition receives a $75,000 scholarship, and $50,000 scholarships are awarded to two Best in category winners. Additional prizes include cash awards, scholarships, grants, and trips. multiple special awards are also presented. students in grades 9–12 who have completed original research in science, 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 400 participants from 60 nations. imagine Th in ks To ck 29

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - September/October 2012

Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - September/October 2012
Big Picture
In My Own Words
The Proper Care and Feeding of the Teenage Brain
Building Brain Power Through the International Brain Bee
CTY Neuroscience
Same and Different
Braingate: Turning Thoughts Into Action
Shedding Light on Schizophrenia
Unraveling the Mysteries of Memory
Through the Looking Glass
Selected Opportunities & Resources
Fencing Lessons
Off the Shelf
Word Wise
Exploring Career Options
One Step Ahead
Planning Ahead for College
Students Review
Creative Minds Imagine
Mark Your Calendar
Knossos Games

Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - September/October 2012