Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Other: College undergraduate students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
BREIF DESCRIPTION: Department of Botany & Biotechnology, Newman College, Thodupuzha, Kerala in association with DANA Foundation, New York, USA organized the an invited talk on on the topic “The Role of Proteoglycans in Central Nervous System Regeneration” as part of the Brain Awareness week celebration on March 19, 2021. The talk was targeted to give a basic idea of CNS regeneration and the possibilities of research in this area to undergraduate students of various disciplines of science. The inaugural session was presided by Dr. Thomson Joseph, Principal, Newman College, Thodupuzha. Dr. Naijil George, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakuda has served as Resource Person to deliver Invited Talk. The talk gave a basic insight to the role of extra cellular matrix in cell nervous system regeneration and then move on to detailed research possibilities. Around 100 participants including under graduate students and faculty attended the talk. An interactive session after the talk was effectively utilized by the participants.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Adults' Fact Sheets
- The Mindboggling Workbook
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Fact Sheets
- New Lesson Plans
- New Puzzles/Games
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?
Yes, the participants benefited. Immediate outcome of the event is the interest shown by few of the graduate students in doing their project work in the field of neuroscience.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Plan the program in advance for maximum outcome.
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