February is National Poetry Month (you might remember we held a brain-themed poetry contest back in 2011) and the Neuroscience for Kids team at the University of Washington is holding its annual poetry contest. There are different categories for different ages, but kids from kindergarten through high school can enter. For example, grades six to eight must submit a haiku, with the example given:
Three pounds of jelly
wobbling around in my skull
and it can do math.
Check out the Neuroscience for Kids website for the rules and entry form.
Eric Chudler, Ph.D., a research associate professor in the department of engineering at the University of Washington, helms the Neuroscience for Kids website and is also our judge for the Design a Brain Experiment competition for high school students. Submissions for that contest are due January 17, and details on the guidelines and prizes can be found here.
--Ann L. Whitman