Michigan State University

Organized by:
Michigan State University

Participating Organizations:

Spectrum Health Neurosciences, Mercy Health Hauenstein Neuroscience Center, Grand Valley State University, Van Andel Institute

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Other
  • Other: Neuroscience Fair

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • Middle school students(6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

300 kids

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We hosted our annual Neuroscience Fair with 16 exhibits at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Our exhibits include: holding human brains, egg drop to learn about head injuries, neuroprosthetics with Backyard Brains to crafts activites to make a neuron model out of pencils and pipe cleaners. The activities range in target age from young elementary school to middle school.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Social Media


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:

  • More Mindbogglers!
  • BAW Stickers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

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

  • New Fact Sheets
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games
  • New Coloring Sheets

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Alison Bernstein

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