Brain Bee

Profile of human face with a bee where the brain would normally be found.The Brain Bee is a trivia competition hosted annually by UWindsor's Faculty of Science and Behaviour, Cognition, and Neuroscience (BCN) program.


This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, from 10:00am-1:30pm.


We are excited to host this event in-person on the UWindsor campus. Specific room location(s) will be shared with those who register.


High school students (grades 9 to 12) in the Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent, and Sarnia-Lambton regions are eligible to compete in the Windsor regional Brain Bee.


The student who wins the UWindsor 2024 Brain Bee will move on to compete in the National Brain Bee, to be held in late spring 2024. Updates on the National Brain Bee available soon.

The students who place in the top three at the UWindsor 2024 Brain Bee will also be eligible for scholarships to study Science at UWindsor*.

1st place – $1500

2nd place – $1000

3rd place - $500

*Entrance scholarships will be applied to the top three students’ UWindsor account upon registration in a UWindsor Faculty of Science program.

Schedule for the day

A full schedule will be sent to registrants closer to the event. This year's event will include hands-on/interactive activities in addition to the main competition. Lunch will be provided for all participants.

How do I register for the UWindsor Brain Bee?

Registration is FREE but must be done in advance. 

Registration is open now! Please click here to register. We welcome and encourage teachers to bring classes on field trips to participate in the Brain Bee, but students will compete individually (it is not a team or group event) and so each student must complete the registration form. The deadline is Friday, March 8, at 5pm. If we reach our maximum registration before then, we will close our form.

How do I prepare for the Brain Bee?

We recommend that students use the following resources to study and prepare for the Brain Bee:

Brain Facts PDF 

For more information on how to prepare for the Brain Bee, please visit: