Brain Awareness Week

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Columbia University

Organized by:
Columbia University

Participating Organizations:
Columbia University Neuroscience Outreach

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2015

Type of Events Held:

  • Open House

Target Audiences:

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

Approximate Number of People Reached:

500

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Community Brain Expo: Families, students, and teachers are invited to test, trick, and learn about their brain at the third annual Community Brain Expo. The Brain Expo, by Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute, features demonstrations by scientists and activities for all ages. 150 people attended and visited up to 8 tables of activities. Celebrain An outreach effort by Columbia Univeristy undergraduates who engage passersby in brain science. They had a crowd around their table for the whole afternoon of their program.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • 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:

  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • BAW Buttons

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

  • Puzzles: K-12
  • Mindboggling Coloring Sheets

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

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Web site banner

Feedback & Keys to Success

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Kelley Remole

Contact Phone:

212-854-1377

Contact Email:

ker40@columbia.edu

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