• betabrain  

    What is betabrain?

    The concept of betabrain was developed to inspire students to strengthen their critical thinking and team building skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through the use of hands-on problem-solving challenges. The betabrain program seeks to improve students’ understanding of the value of scientific studies and encourage them to consider future careers in science and engineering. The organizers of betabrain are committed to supporting the next generation of scientists, engineers, and business leaders by providing a collaborative teamwork experience.

     betabrain 2019

    betabrain 2019 poster
    When | Saturday, March 2nd
                 Check-In 8:30 - 9:00 A.M.
                 Event 9:00 A.M. - 11:45 A.M. 
    Where | Kingsley Junior High School
    Registration | Click here!
    Have Your Passcode Answer? | Enter it here!


    The Archives

    betabrain 2018
    In the seventh annual betabrain event, students "colonized Mars" by completing various STEAM challanges.
    betabrain 2017
    In the sixth annual betabrain event, students engaged in a STEAM book scavenger hunt inspired by the novel The Book Scavenger!  Check out a video recap here.
    betabrain 2016
    In the fifth annual betabrain event, students navigated various Escape rooms.  Solving puzzles, deciphering codes, and building contraptions to save their cell phones from ultimate destruction!
    A zombie apocalypse is taking over Bloomington/Normal!  Groups of survivors will band together to help prevent the spread of the zombie virus, and even find a cure for those infected.
    In its third year, a record number of students investigated a crime that had been perpetrated at a local high school.  Students tracked down the perpetrator by participating in challenges involving blood typing, fingerprinting, and soil/audio/stride length analysis.  Check out what our website crime lab looked like!
    In its second year, over 400 students gathered to compete in challenges ranging from milk pasteurization, protective container creation, and wind powered mechanics.
    In its inaugural year, betabrain challenged the science and engineering skills of over 150 students.