Brain Awareness Week

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Baylor University

Organized by:
Baylor University

Participating Organizations:
Mayborn Museum Complex

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2017

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:

500

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

Resources

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.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Suzanne Nolan

Contact Phone:

2178255627

Contact Email:

suzanne_nolan@baylor.edu

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