SCRANTON - The University of Scranton will host the 16th annual Northeast PA Brain Bee for high school students in grades 9 through 12 on Saturday, Feb. 7.

The competition begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Loyola Science Center on the University’s campus.

The competition encourages high school students to study the brain and how it relates to intelligence, memory, emotions, sensations, movements, stress, aging, sleep and brain disorders.

All questions for the competition will be drawn from “Brain Facts,” a book about the brain and nervous system published by the Society for Neuroscience.

The winner of the Northeast PA Brain Bee will be invited to participate in the National Brain Bee, which will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, this spring.

Sponsored by the Neuroscience Program at the University and the Scranton Neuroscience Society, the Brain Bee is offered free of charge, however, registration is required to participate.

For more information contact Robert Waldeck, Ph.D., program director and associate professor of biology, at 570-941-4324 or robert.waldeck@scranton.edu.