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EVENT CANCELLED Brain Awareness Week at the McWane Science Center

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Event Date + Time:
March 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am - March 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Event Location:
200 19th St N, Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Venue Name:
McWane Science Center Directions

About This Event

Event Description:

During our week long event at the McWane Science Center, 100+ volunteer undergraduate students, graduate students, post docs, and faculty from UAB conducted neuroscience demonstrations. UAB students, trainees and faculty at all levels came together to help bring the magic of neuroscience to the children of Birmingham during a week long program where they hosted a variety of neuroscience demonstrations every day of Spring Break. The following are brief descriptions of the demonstrations: Sheep Brain Dissection: Learn brain structure and function by dissecting a sheep brain! Sensation Station: A chemical only a few people can taste? How do our eyes adapt? Can you feel it, two point discrimination test? We helped kids find the answers to these questions. Illusion Confusion: An optical illusion presentation that will blow your mind! Cow Eye Dissection: Eyes are part of the nervous system too! Kids came to learn eye structure and function by dissecting a cow’s eye! Protect Your Brain: Have you ever wondered why you have to wear a helmet while riding a bike? Our “egg drop” demonstration illustrates why wearing a helmet is so important! Noisy Neurons: Kids were able to learn how neurons communicate and how our muscles work!

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Organizer's Details

Organizing Institution(s):

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Contact Information:

Name: Mandy Biles

Phone: 2059340497


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