Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Other: brain puzzle activity for undergraduates
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
In fall 2018 students in my Introduction to Neuroscience course created colorful accurate infographics to combat common neuromyths. For BAW 2019 over a dozen faculty in the Saint Louis University psychology department and neuroscience program posted the students’ infographics (with student approval) on their bulletin boards outside their offices to spread the accurate information further. Some faculty still have the infographics visible outside their offices. Secondly, I placed a detailed brain anatomy puzzle on a table in the common area of the department. Over the course of two weeks students assembled and reassembled the puzzle (I disassembled each time completed). This has been an fun, engaging, and educational activity for many students (and faculty!) as a de-stressing activity too.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
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:
- BAW Pencils
- Brain-shaped Erasers
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Puzzles/Games
- New Coloring Sheets
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Web site banner