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Brain Awareness Week at UCLA

Organized by:
Brain Awareness Week at UCLA

Participating Organizations:
UCLA Brain Research Institute

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

5

Year:

2020

Type of Events Held:

  • Brain Fair
  • Lab Tour
  • Lecture/Briefing
  • School Program
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students (1-5)
  • High school students (9-12)
  • Middle school students (6-8)
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

45 high school students

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders in California, our in-person activities were cancelled for elementary and middle schoolers. We switched our events for high school students to a virtual panel with college students and faculty to discuss neuroscience and careers in STEM. We typically reach around 300+ K-12 students throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Social Media

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:

  • Brain Awareness Week Stickers
  • Brain Awareness Week Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • Certificate of Participation
  • Lesson Plans Grades K-5
  • Lesson Plans Grades 6-8

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • New Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments

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

  • Brain Awareness Week Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Students learn about neuroscience directly from undergraduates, discover an interest in careers in neuroscience and psychology, and engage with neuroscientists at local research institutions.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Contact Information

BAW Website:

http://www.bri.ucla.edu/outreach/brain-awareness-week

Contact Name:

Jamie Mondello

Contact Phone:

+1 (914) 874-3771

Contact Email:

jemondello@g.ucla.edu

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