2nd annual BRAIN Initiative Challenge Winners to be announced at the BRAIN Initiative Meeting

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An icon for the BRAIN Initiative Challenge, showing a brain icon, a light bulb, scales, and a brain circuit.

The BRAIN Initiative® launched an essay and video contest for high school students in March called the BRAIN Initiative Challenge. Winners and honorable mentions will be announced and highlighted at the upcoming BRAIN Initiative meeting.

Please join us at the 8­­­­th Annual BRAIN Initiative Meeting: Open Science, New Tools on Tuesday, June 21 at 12:30 p.m. EDT to meet the winners of the BRAIN Initiative Challenge: Ethical Considerations of BRAIN Technologies, the second annual federal challenge opportunity for high school students! The challenge asked students to discuss the ethical implications of emerging brain technologies being developed to understand the brain and treat brain disorders.

This year’s winners and honorable mentions, selected from a pool of many talented, current high school students, will attend the meeting to showcase a segment of their winning essays or videos and share key takeaways with the audience. Drs. John Ngai, Director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative, Walter Koroshetz, Director of the National Institute and Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Debara Tucci, Director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, and Richard Hodes, Director of the National Institute on Aging, will also be in attendance to announce the winners and honorable mentions.

To learn more about the meeting, check out the virtual event space which launched this week. Take advantage of the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the features before the official two-day program begins on Tuesday, June 21, 9:00 AM EDT.  

Registered participants may access the event space directly through the meeting website or through the EventMobi app available in the Apple and Google Play stores. Simply download the EventMobi app then enter the meeting code BRAINMeeting2022 to launch the BRAIN Initiative Meeting app.

If you have any questions, you can reach out to the meeting organizers at BrainInitiativeConferences@mail.nih.gov. This is a public event, so please feel free to share the news with your networks.   

See you there!