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:

Oklahoma State UniversityAlzheimer Association Tulsa ChapterDiscovery Museum Tulsa

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

5

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Other
  • Other: Brain dissection demo

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

200

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Goal 1: developed brain awareness within our medical students community. We bring 2 different speakers for talking about depression in adults and the other speaker talk about mapping the adolescent brain (NIH program). Goal 2: reach general public, patients and caregivers. In coalition with Alzheimer association we bring an educational person from the association and we talk about the foundations of Alzheimer and later we provide effective ways for dealing with Alzheimer as a caregiver. At the end of the session we provide a free dance lesson where participants engaged and learn about the benefits of dancing for a healthy brain. Goal 3: reach out high school students. We performed a sheep brain dissection in the Tulsa discovery museum, we talk about the relevance of the brain, brain facts and importance of wearing a helmet. Also one professor of our paleontology department made a brain dinosaurs demonstration and we included memory games.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

facebook and flyers

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:

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • BAW Stickers

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

  • BAW Certificate of Participation

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

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

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

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster
  • BAW Facebook Cover Photo

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

No unfortunately. It was really difficult get fund for support the event, however this was the first year, hopefully we will be more successful next year.

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

Ask for funds way early in the year.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Not really

Event Photos

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Dolores Vazquez Sanroman

Contact Phone:

9185618346

Contact Email:

dolores.vazquez_sanroman@okstate.edu

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