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 2017
When | Saturday March 11th
             Check-In 8:30 - 9:00 A.M.
             Event 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. 
Where | Normal Community West High School

The Archives

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.