icm – icm brain and spine institute
We are very excited to announce that the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière – ICM (Brain & Spine Institute) was the official host and sponsor of the 2019 France Brain Bee.
“The Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière – ICM (Brain & Spine Institute) – is an international brain and spinal cord research center whose innovative concept and structure make it the only institute of its kind in the world. The ICM brings patients, doctors and researchers together with the aim of rapidly develop treatments for disorders of the nervous system and enable patients to benefit from them as quickly as possible.” Read more.
—> Thank you ICM for your generous support and funding of the 2019 France Brain Bee, which included hosting the 2019 event; prizes & t-shirts for all participants, beautiful trophies for top 3 winners; and one-week internship and plane ticket for the winner to participate in the 2019 International Brain Bee in Daegu, South Korea, 19-23 September.
gIF – GIFTED IN FRANCE
Gifted in France, is a non-profit, association loi 1901, created to bring awareness to social, emotional, educational needs of gifted, talented and twice-exceptional children in France. We are based in Paris. In addition to meetings and activities for parents and children, we also initiate and organize enrichment activities for the community such as the Paris Spelling Bee, which ran for 8 years along with our partners like the American Library in Paris.
—> Since 2014, we have been working hard to establish the France Brain Bee, a neuroscience competition for high school children that exists in over 50 countries. We are proud to help make an impact in the community by spreading the word, sponsoring the 2016 & 2018 Paris Brain Bee. And, we are excited to have teamed up with ICM Brain and Spine Institute, in 2018, to help take this initiative to schools, students, and families across France. Thank you ICM! We are also grateful to our partners like the International School of Paris for hosting the first school Brain Bee at ISP in 2016 and the first “Paris Brain Bee” in 2018.
ALP – AMERICAN LIBRARY IN PARIS
The American Library in Paris is the largest English- language lending library on the European continent.
It operates as a non-profit cultural association in France incorporated under the laws of Delaware.
The American Library in Paris celebrates the written word and the life of the mind.
It is constantly renewing its purpose in Paris as a center for literature, learning, culture, and community.
It’s Mission includes:
- To provide access in France to what is best in English-language books, periodicals, and other materials by sustaining and extending a varied and enduring collection.
- To provide the services of a contemporary American public library.
- To encourage and support reading in English by children and young adults.
- To act as an educational support center for people of all ages on their pursuit of formal instruction or personal growth.
To promote better understanding between France and the United States by making available the artistic, historical, and business record of the American experience to an international audience.
–> Since 2014, the American Library in Paris has given France Brain Bee (formerly the Paris Brain Bee) the space to promote this initiative and helped us spread the word in the Parisian community and invite us to host brain workshops for young children. Brain education belongs to every age and every stage of a child’s life. We are grateful to the ALP for donating complementary membership to our top winner for the past three years. Thank you ALP!
AAwe – Association of American Women in Europe
AAWE is a non-profit volunteer association of American women who, as permanent residents of France, share interests specific to bicultural living. AAWE’s mission is to:
- support its members at all stages of life
- provide information relevant to their evolving needs, including bilingualism, education, citizenship, voting, and legal rights
- create bonds, lifelong friendships, and support networks
- maintain American cultural heritage and promote its transmission to members’ children contribute to the wider community through public events, publications, and community service encourage cross-cultural understanding.
—> France Brain Bee is excited to partner with AAWE, an established association for over 50 years in France. AAWE’s contribution to helping Anglophones understand the education system in France through their books, workshops and activities has guided countless families for years. Thank you AAWE for supporting France Brain Bee and helping us reach more students, schools and families in France.
IBB – INTERNATIONAL BRAIN BEE
The International Brain Bee (IBB). The primary goal of the IBB is to motivate students to learn about the brain and to inspire them to pursue careers in neuroscience so they can help treat and find cures for brain disorders. IBB is a non-profit educational organization comprised of partnerships with the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), the Dana Foundation, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) and the American Psychological Association (APA).
—> Thank you to IBB and its five partners for generously funding the food and lodging expenses for the 2019 National Brain Bee winners from all the participating countries including France . Thank you also for organizing, hosting and funding all aspects of the international competition. 2020 IBB will take place in Washington, DC, early August 2020.