Australian Brain Bee Challenge

YNA is developing resources which will help students prepare for the annual NSW Brain Bee Challenge.


We recently ran a webinar on our YouTube channel, covering basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, which interested students should visit. 


We are offering Brain Bee workshops for interested schools. These workshops will be taught by university tutors with backgrounds in medical science who will guide students through the prescribed content and help prepare them for the state finals through activities designed by past Brain Bee participants.


If your school is interested in hosting Brain Bee workshops, please contact us at brainbee@yna.org.au



Our mission at YNA is to enable accessibility for all students regardless of location, socioeconomic status or other factors.


One of our initiatives to achieve this is to promote peer-learning and enable communication between students and mentors.


We have designed an online mentoring program where high school and university students will be able to ask questions to undergraduate students or experts  - whether it be career advice, enquiries about university degrees and courses, or how to get into medicine or neuroscience research. Its online setting will allow any student to gain information through the experiences of undergraduate science and medicine students or PhD students. 


We run various events and workshops throughout the year and during school holidays, including brain dissections and neuroscience workshops designed for high school students. We will also be running Science Extension, research skills and gifted and talented workshops.


Please note that our undergraduate workshops are also open to interested high school students.


Check out our events page regularly for upcoming opportunities. We also offer workshops specifically tailored to the coordination component of the stage 5 curriculum and science week workshops involving neuroscience experiments. 


YNA is also currently in the final stages of releasing a state-wide STEMM extension program with the NSW Department of Education, which is targeted towards Year 9-10 students (or even enthusiastic Year 8 students!). So if you're a teacher, student, or are just interested in being involved in this or in having a workshop hosted, please don't hesitate to contact us at enquiries@yna.org.au or sign up to our newsletter to keep updated.