The Neuroscience Competition for Teens

The International Brain Bee was founded in 1998 by Dr. Norbert Myslinski with a mission to build better brains to fight brain disorders. Since its inception, the International Brain Bee has inspired thousands of students to study and pursue careers in neuroscience. The International Brain Bee promotes student engagement with neuroscience through a three-tiered competition: students start by signing up for a Local Brain Bee, the winners of which compete in their country's National Brain Bee. Every year, National Brain Bees send one representative to compete at the International Brain Bee world championship.




Competitors Annually


Represented Countries

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2021 Winners Announced
Nov. 23, 2021

Following the cancellation of last year’s competition, the 2021 International Brain Bee (IBB) World Championship crowned two World Champions. 16-year-old Viktoriia Vydzhak from the Ukraine is the 2021 World Champion and 17-year-old Rahil Patel from the United States took the title for 2020. Both will receive a monetary prize of …

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2021 IBB Pre-Event Announcement
Nov. 4, 2021

The 2021 International Brain Bee (IBB) World Championship will take place virtually on November 5-8, 2021. 43 Teenage students representing 31 nations and regions from six continents will gather for an exciting competition and educational social program. Each participating student had previously won their national or regional Brain Bee competition …

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International Brain Bee Welcomes Alzheimer’s Association as New Governing Partner
April 19, 2021

The Alzheimer’s Association has formed a partnership with the International Brain Bee (IBB), joining the IBB’s five founding partners - the American Psychological Association (APA), the Dana Foundation, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) and the Society for Neuroscience (SfN). Maria C. Carrillo, …

IBB Governing Partners