Brain Awareness Week

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Art in the Lab

Organized by:
Art in the Lab

Participating Organizations:
St. Francis College

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2018

Type of Events Held:

  • Workshop
  • Other: Art in the Lab - drawing from microscope observations

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals
  • University students
  • Other: Adult participants are welcome to bring their families
  • Other: though this is not a child focused event.

Approximate Number of People Reached:

30

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Art in the Lab fuses artwork and labwork through events that invite participants to re-encode their scientific experience as art. This is our third year of participating in Brain Awareness Week Events; and we held two neuroscience themed drawing events this year. Inspired by the Beautiful Brain exhibition of Santiago Ramon y Cajal's drawings this year's Art in the Lab's BAW events allowed participants to make drawings from some of Cajal's favorite subjects, including retina, cortex and spinal cord.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social Media and Twitter was our most successful. Word of mouth from our regular Art in the Lab attendee's also brought people to the event.

Resources

Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:

  • BAW Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

BAW participation benefits Art in the Lab tremendously by helping us reach a broader audience. In particular, we have reached patients recovering after neural injury who might not otherwise have heard about the events. St. Francis College Neurobiology (BIO4409) students who participate in and help organize the event also benefit tremendously as it allows them to experience "being experts" in both neuroscience and the use of the microscope and EMG; and bring that knowledge to friends and family

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Alison Dell

Contact Phone:

9178052569

Contact Email:

adell@sfc.edu

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