Brain Awareness Week

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National Research Center Egypt

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National Research Center Egypt

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

two

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Radio Show
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

80

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We organized a workshop titled learning and memory and it started with a lecture about circuits and memory formation then an application for memory enhancing skills was held through paper games and puzzles downloaded from DANA website. A pre and post assessment tests were done and the scores were amazing after our workshop the audience gained a lot of new information and experiences. We got a positive feedback. moreover a radioshow about the chemistry of happiness was recorded and got a lot of likes on facebook page, I tried to put scientific terms into simple funny way. Also in the show I gave tips about dopamine and diet.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social media because it is easily accessible and full informative.

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:

  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • Staying Sharp Bookmark

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

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
  • BAW Certificate of Participation
  • Puzzles: Mindboggling Series

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

  • Activities/Experiments

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?

First organizing the event got me a whole new experience and happiness. the organization has gained an activity points in the year evaluation and got a heading in a large newspaper which made more people aware of this activity for the upcoming years.

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

Start early and use DANA website and BAW resources

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

yes

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Shaimaa ElShebiney

Contact Phone:

+20233370931

Contact Email:

shaimaaelshebiney@gmail.com

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