Baylor University

Organized by:
Baylor University

Participating Organizations:

Mayborn Museum Complex

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Stroop test activity – One graduate student conducted Stroop Tests and taught students about memory interference Action potential activity- at this table, students did an activity where they passed balls back and forth to simulate an action potential and discussed the role of myelin Neuroanatomy activity – students at this table got to hold and dissect sheep brains and play a neuroanatomy guessing game! Concussion activity – students at this exhibit molded their brain out of playdough and discussed the importance of protecting your head and wearing helmets Brain plasticity activity – at this exhibit students were able to wrap rubber bands around pushpins and discuss how your brain rewires and makes new connections Frankenroach- At this table, students did a quick electrophysiology experiment to make cockroach legs dance. EEG station – at this table students learned about an EEG and practiced putting electrodes on a brain model

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

I think the emails sent out by the Mayborn themselves were probably most successful as they reached the widest audience


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?

I think most importantly the kids were excited about science and the parents were able to connect with scientists and ask questions they may have always wanted to know.

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Suzanne Nolan

Contact Phone:


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