Brain Awareness Week

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Michigan State University

Organized by:
Michigan State University

Participating Organizations:
Michigan State University Neuroscience Program, Michigan Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, Compass Rehabilitation Center, Olivia Kay Foundation, Get Moving for MS, Spartan Spectrum

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2018

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Other: Brain Bee

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

1100

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We held a Brain Bee competition on Feb 4th. The winner was Madhav Ramesh, a sophomore from Troy Athens High School. Neuroscience Fair: On April 14th, visitors of all ages were invited to participate in free and interactive activities, including cow eye dissections, exploring the inside of a giant brain, assembling a brain puzzle, and creating helmets. Nearly 100 students and faculty volunteered and over 1000 visitors attended.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Facebook advertisements. This year we joined with the MSU Science Festival and were included in their advertising materials.

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 Stickers
  • BAW Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers

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

  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Contact Information

BAW Website:

https://neuroscience.natsci.msu.edu/outreach/

Contact Name:

Jennifer Taylor

Contact Phone:

5178849525

Contact Email:

taylo958@msu.edu

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