Brain Awareness Week

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Brigham Young University Neuroscience Center

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Brigham Young University Neuroscience Center

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2021

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Other
  • Other: Art Contest; Scavenger Hunt

Target Audiences:

  • Other
  • University students
  • Other: BYU Neuropscience majors; BYU general student population

Approximate Number of People Reached:

633

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

1. Art Contest: This year we performed our 4th Annual Neuroscience Art Contest. This contest is for BYU Neuroscience majors only. We asked our student to highlight the artistic creativity of neuroscience on the theme of “connection”. The faculty committee ranked the entries and five students were awarded with cash prizes. The art will be used to illustrate the student research magazine and be permanently displayed in the BYU Neuroscience center. 2.Lost Brain Activity: To promote engagement with students amid social distancing mandates, the center staff launched an outdoor activity. A brain shaped stress ball and instruction card were hidden somewhere on campus. The event is publicized in the weekly email with follow-up clues/hints shared on Instagram and Facebook. When a campus visitor finds it, he/she is instructed to send in a selfie so we can notify the students to stop searching. The finder can come to the office, spin a prize wheel and take away some fun, brain-themed swag.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Social Media

Resources

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

  • New Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games

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

  • Brain Awareness Week Logos
  • Brain Awareness Week Facebook Cover Image

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Students get more involved in neuroscience major and develop more creativity. They also see that their efforts are rewarded.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

The information provided on Facebook was helpful.

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Christine O. Worthington

Contact Phone:

801-422-1218

Contact Email:

neuroscience@byu.edu

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