Mass General Research Institute and Scuola Media Statale Enrico de Nicola

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Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Lab Tour
  • Lecture/Briefing
  • Online/Virtual

Target Audiences:

  • High school students (9-12)
  • Middle school students (6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Students attended a virtual event and engaged in interactive, educational activities in the field of neuroscience with a focus on the benefit of exercise, meditation and food on brain health. Took them in a virtual lab tour and sit for a career inspirational chat. We also challenged them with a “Truth or Myth” card game contest on brain facts. Feedback has been very positive, students have asked many questions and engaged with comments on different topics. I believe having in the agenda topics they could relate to, like exercise, food, made it more interactive. It was a great experience considering it was the first time virtual for us organizers.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Social Media


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

  • Certificate of Participation
  • Truth or Myth Flash Cards
  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About the Brain Booklet
  • More Mindbogglers! Booklet
  • The Mindboggling Workbook
  • Successful Aging & Your Brain Booklet

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

  • Brain Awareness Week Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Students had a unique opportunity to be exposed to biomedical research and meet international scientists

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Contact Information

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Carla D'Avanzo

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