Brain Awareness Week

Congratulations to our 2021 Brain Awareness Week Outreach Grants Program Awardees!

The Dana Foundation is pleased to announce the awardees in our 2021 Brain Awareness Week Outreach Grants Program! Thirty-five partners from 19 states received funding to support their outreach programming in celebration of this year’s campaign (March 15-21). Their activities include virtual brain fairs, webinars, school programs, comedy/trivia nights, workshops, podcasts, and much more. For more information, visit our Calendar of Events.

Congratulations to our grantees!

Albert Einstein College of Medicine (NY), “Pelham Labs at Einstein Department of Neuroscience”

Alzheimer’s Mississippi (MS), “Brain Health Inequities Symposium”

Brain Bunch Inc. (NJ), “Virtual Brain Sessions”

Child Health Investment Partnership of Roanoke Valley (VA), “Improving Neuroscience Literacy in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Families in the Roanoke Valley”

Chris Elliott Fund dba EndBrainCancer Initiative (WA), “The Importance of Brain Science in Understanding and Treating Brain Cancer”

Columbia University (NY), “Saturday Science at Home” and “Movement on the Mind”

Ecole Claire Fontaine (CA), “Brain Development in Young Children”

Florida Atlantic University (FL), “Brainy Days 2021”

Georgia Institute of Technology (GA), “Your Brain as Your Body’s Computer”

Green Tech High Charter School (NY), “Brain, The Boss”

Hope College (MI), “Mind and Brain: Outreach Efforts Engaging the Neuroscience of Mindfulness”

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (NY), “Journey Through the Mind: Exploring the Life of a Neuroscientist”

The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan Inc. (NY), “Healthy Aging and Your Brain”

Know Science Inc. (NY/PA), “Building Mental Resilience at West Mifflin Area High School, Pennsylvania”

Loras College (IA), “Exercise Your Brain: An Interactive Learning Scavenger Hunt”

New York University (NY), “Boroughs Together, Boroughs Apart”

Northwest Noggin (OR), “NogginFest”

Oak Grove Classical Academy (NM), “Your Brain on Illusions: Perception vs. Reality”

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (WA), “Promoting Brain Awareness and Brain Safety to Underserved and Rural School Systems in Central Washington”

Scientists Inc. (FL), “Extraridiccular Science: An Interactive Science Comedy Trivia”

Simply Neuroscience (CA), “Simply Cognizathon”

Stomping Ground Comedy Theater and Training Center (TX), “Improv for the Brain!”

Tulane University (LA), “Books and Brains—NOLA Free Little Library System”

University of Arizona (AZ), “NEURON: Neuroscience Education in Undergraduate Research, Outreach, and Networking”

University of California, Irvine (CA), “Brain Explorers for a Day”

University of California, Los Angeles (CA), “UCLA Brain Awareness Week 2021”

University of California, San Diego (CA), “UC San Diego Neurosciences Outreach and Brain Awareness”

University of New England (ME), “UNE’s Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences Virtual Brain Fair”

University of South Carolina (SC), “Introducing Foundations of Neuroscience to South Carolina High School Students through ‘neuroSC’ and the Inaugural South Carolina Brain Bee”

University of Texas at El Paso (TX), “Used and Abused: Substance Use Disorders”

University of Virginia (VA), “Make-Your-Own-Modules: Customizable Brain Awareness Week Classroom Presentations”

University of Washington (WA), “University of Washington Brain Awareness Week”

University of Wyoming (WY), “The UW Brainy Bunch”

Wheaton College (MA), “Wheaton College Neuroscience Fair”

Wyoming Families First (WY), “The Developing Adolescent Brain and the Effects of Alcohol Use”

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