Brain Awareness Week

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Indiana University Southeast

Organized by:
Indiana University Southeast

Participating Organizations:

Indiana University Southeast Psychology Club

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2015

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

20

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The 2015 Brain Fair included projects displayed by 22 college students that covered topics ranging from the role of the nervous system in schizophrenia to the functions and locations of various dopaminergic pathways in the brain. Brain Fair attendees were able to walk around to the various exhibits and learn about the nervous system. The primary objectives of this event were to educate people about the nervous system and increase their interest in the nervous system. Based on attendee responses to a survey, both of these objectives were met.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

Announcements made in university classes

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

The announcements made in classes were most successful, likely because the Brain Fair occurred during the morning when many people outside of the university would not be able to attend.

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 Pencils and Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook
  • BAW Buttons

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?

Many of the students who presented at the Brain Fair had family or friends who attended. This gave the friends and family insight into what these students learn in class and what they are doing in college.

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Meghan Kahn

Contact Phone:

812-941-2174

Contact Email:

mckahn@ius.edu

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