Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- High School students(9-12)
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The JP Scott Neuroscience Center at Bowling Green State University hosted a lecture by Dr. Bruce Overmier from University of Minnesota. The lecture emphasized work using animal models and historical and current research in behavioral neuroscience. The Neuroscience Student Club help an information table at the BGSU Student Union for BAW and passed out information and recruited new members.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
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:
- It’s Mindboggling!
- Staying Sharp Bookmark
- BAW Stickers
- BAW Buttons
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Puzzles: BAW Favorites
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Fact Sheets
- New Coloring Sheets
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Flyer
- BAW Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
It provided crucial positive information about biomedical, neuroscience research. Students provided positive feedback, signing up for coursework on campus and getting involved in neuroscience research.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Bring in a dynamic speaker and they will provide insights to your neuroscience community!
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
Yes very much and advice is to update and add even more photos!
Quotable comments which capture successful aspects of your event(s):
One student remarked ' I never knew neuroscience research provided so much for so many'