Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The Neuroscience Student Organization celebrated Brain Awareness Week as an official partner of the Dana Foundation with an outreach event on Wednesday, March 15th. We had a table in the Breezeway on Florida Atlantic University’s Boca Raton, FL campus. The Breezeway is a central walkway in the institution. We dispelled common myths about the brain and handed out research information packets, pencils and other swag. We also spoke to many undergraduates about continuing their studies in brain science graduate programs offered here at FAU. We achieved our goal of engaging with our university’s community.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
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:
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
- BAW Pencils and Erasers
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Lesson Plans
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
We are hosting a follow-up graduate student brain science panel to answer undergraduates’ questions about the programs and life as a graduate student. We received a lot of questions about these topics during our BAW outreach event.