Brain Awareness Week

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Marygrove College

Organized by:
Marygrove College

Participating Organizations:
PSI CHI (International Honor Society in Psychology)

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2016

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Open House

Target Audiences:

  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

40

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

This was Psi Chi’s first Brain Awareness Week. The students chose to host an open house with the addition of games that highlighted cognitive phenomenon, a demonstration of neuronal communication, and a bake sale. A sizeable crowd attended the event and all exhibit booths were heavily populated during the Brain Awareness Week event. One thing that we will do differently next year would be more frequent and diverse forms of advertisement for the event. Students and faculty alike thought it was a positive and informative event, but were initially confused as to whether this event was open to the public or by invitation only.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

Word of mouth the day of the event

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Poster and word of mouth. Open house events are not common at Marygrove College and word of mouth brought those that were otherwise oblivious to the event.

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:

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • More Mindbogglers!
  • Staying Sharp Bookmark
  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • BAW Buttons
  • Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain

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

  • Puzzles: Mindboggling Series

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games

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

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Students were extremely interested in the neuron communication demonstration. As an outcome, a series of neuroscience courses will be offered for the first time during the 2016-2017 school year. This also generated student interest in Psi Chi.

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

Advertise early, often and in many different formats.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

It was a handy tool to share, but Psi Chi does not have a strong social media presence.

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Karen Doyle

Contact Phone:

2487788300

Contact Email:

kdoyle@marygrove.edu

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