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Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Lab Tour
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Dr. Christ Lapish spoke about research on cognition, schizophrenia, and addiction. Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House Dr. Plawecki gave talk about physician/researcher and alcohol addiction research at IU School of Medicine Dr. Nick Grahame gave talk about research studying the pharmacological effects of alcohol Colonel (ret) Michael Yard gave tour of IU School of Medicine cadaver lab and Indianapolis Morgue. All well attended. We were able to give out information and ways of getting involved. I is intense to have students right in the middle of the semester running the week. Good turn out though for most except Friday morning.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website

Other Publicity Methods:

In class announcements with extra credit available.

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

In class announcements and direct invitations. The targeted invitations were best because the people asked were most interested and felt recognition in being asked.


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
  • Brain-shaped Erasers

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Students involved ran for Neuroscience club officer positions. They will continue the BAW for next year.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

It would be even better right before spring break but even a couple weeks earlier would be better due to workload of students during the semester.

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Contact Information

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Cynthia Williams

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