Brain Awareness Week

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Department of Surgery at the University Federal of Uberlândia

Organized by:
Department of Surgery at the University Federal of Uberlândia

Participating Organizations:
Universidade Federal de Uberlândia

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

We organized only one event related to the National Brain Week, however, coincided with another event that we were doing www.econeuro.com.br

Year:

2018

Type of Events Held:

  • Lab Tour

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

160

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

General objective Formed by a collection of increasingly rare brain parts, many of which were prepared by techniques of special preservation and dissection, the Museum of Neuroanatomy of the Faculty of Medicine of UFU, knowledge of the constitution of the various structures that form the neural system and also awareness and dissemination to the public of the importance of scientific knowledge about the encephalon to the population in general. Specific objectives • Disseminate the neurosciences produced at FAMED UFU in the national brain week; • Promote the democratization of education, enabling the school community to expand opportunities facilitating the access of students from the public school community to knowledge and materials available only to undergraduate courses in the health area; • Empowering the general population to make contact with the academic environment, exchange of experiences and knowledge possibility of observing how the brains are used for teaching; • Disseminate alternative teaching / learning mechanisms using differentiated resources with 3D technology developed in the laboratory. As results we had the visitation of several schools that visited the interactive museum of the brain, the students got to know the neuroscience laboratory, visited the neuroanatomy exhibition and at the end of the activity they were able to color the brain helmet.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social Media in facebook

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:

  • Other

Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:

  • helmet brain

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

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Facebook Cover Photo

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

The project benefited our laboratory, since with BAW we had a visibility of our laboratory and we were able to divulge to high schools the neurosciences and to arouse the interest of the students to know neuroscience..

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

no

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Karina do Valle Marques

Contact Phone:

5534996575101

Contact Email:

karina@ufu.br

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