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RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NJ

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RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NJ

Participating Organizations:
*Rutgers University Byrne Seminar Series *Nu Rho Psi Beta in NJ, The Rutgers University Chapter of the National Honors Society in Neuroscience

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Other: Field trip

Target Audiences:

  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

25

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Freshman undergraduates with novel interests in neuroscience were paired with senior undergraduates with neuroscience majors in an organized visit the Museum of Illusions in New York City, NY. We used this as a way to celebrate the function of the brain and its function in perception and cognition, and to enrich the classroom experience with a real-world activity. Students took photos and wrote reflection essays about their impressions and knowledge learned about the brain from their visit and interactions.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Website

Other Publicity Methods:

We broadcast the event with our local Nu Rho Psi (Beta in NJ) Chapter of the National Neuroscience Honors Society.

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Emails targeted select students and peers with keen interest.

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 The Brain
  • The Mindboggling Workbook
  • Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain

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

  • New Lesson Plans

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

  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

The free materials were a huge bonus--they act as reminders of the event for future recall.

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

Plan early and plan ahead to get more students involved in the programming and implementation of the events.

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

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Contact Name:

Kasia Bieszczad

Contact Phone:

8484458936

Contact Email:

kasia.bie@rutgers.edu

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