Brain Awareness Week

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Oklahoma State University Center for Health and Sciences

Organized by:
OKlahoma State University Center for Health and Sciences

Participating Organizations:

Society for Neuroscience Tulsa-ChapterBiomedical Sciences Graduate Program – Oklahoma StateNortheastern UniversityMonteCasino Elementary School

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

5

Year:

2020

Type of Events Held:

  • Brain Fair
  • Conference/Forum
  • Lecture/Briefing
  • Open House
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • K-12 Teachers
  • Middle school students (6-8)
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

100

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Brain Awareness week 2020Site: Middle School Montecasino, Tulsa OkMarch 9th-13thMarch 9th: Brain Training in Medical School? elementary school students were able to shadow 1st-year Osteopathic Medical Students and able to visit the simulation rooms, in addition to that, Medical Students were able to explain the different brain strategies and learning strategies need it for getting and succeed and medical school March 10th: Neuroscience and Biomedical Sciences research opportunities in Tulsa; undergraduate minority students participate in a one day workshop organized by Tulsa SFN Faculty affiliated about research opportunities and strategies for a successful application into a Biomedical Sciences graduate program at OSU. March 11th: Put your hands in some brains; students were able to learn concepts of neuroscience for understanding brain processes; they had the opportunity to explore and “touch” a human brain. The event creates awareness about the enormous respect for our organ donor program.March 12th: Drug addiction Boot Camp, students were able to learned drug facts. They created a poster, presented to the class, and came up with ideas to prevent drug addiction in their communities.March 13th: Breakfast with Champions, COM-Y1, COM-Y2, and biomedical sciences graduate students had a one-hour of food and mentoring, providing the students with experiences and guidance for navigating in medical and graduate school.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Emails, as students were aware of all the opportunities and activities.

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:

  • More Mindbogglers!
  • Brain Awareness Week Stickers
  • Brain Awareness Week Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers

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

  • Adults' Fact Sheets
  • Kids' Fact Sheets
  • Grades 6-8
  • Kids' Fact Sheets Grades 9-12
  • Lesson Plans Grades 6-8

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

  • New Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments

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?

Middle school students will apply for the first time to our neuroscience research summer internship.Undergraduate minority students had access to biomedical and neuroscience research opportunities information.

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

Brain Facts for sure

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

yes, in some degree, for keeping a track of deadlines

Event Photos

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OSU Future Neuroscientist and Physitians

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Listen to your Heart and Hypothalamus!

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Make a Neuron!

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Drug Facts Neuroscience Boot Camp

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Dolores Vazquez Sanroman

Contact Phone:

8593829933

Contact Email:

dolores.vazquez_sanroman@okstate.edu

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