Scientist Aimers Group

Organized by:
Scientist Aimers Group

Participating Organizations:

FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF MARANHÃOAluísio Cruz de Sousa Neto Ana Luiza Farias Serpa José Antônio Costa Leite Thaiane Coelho dos SantosThamires Coelho dos SantosRoseanne Cristina Bressan Almeida , Tássio Rômulo Silva Araújo Luz Thiago Kaiã Cardoso Braga Antônio Marcus de Andrade PaesBruno Araújo Serra Pinto

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Press Briefing
  • Symposium

Target Audiences:

  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • Other
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

MARCH 16, 2015 – FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF MARANHÃO  Lecture given to freshman Pharmacy alumni of UFMA, titled “Initiation of the Study of the Brain”;  Exhibition of posters at UFMA campus all over the week, displaying “neurohints”; o MARCH 17, 2015 – UEB Lindalva Teotônia Nunes District Vila Isabel  Lectures Cicle: The effect of alcohol and other drugs in the organism, in the nervous system and in the oral health.  Group quizz using balloons: the ballons had varied questions that would be answered by the one standing with it at the end of a song played by us (AAC academics). The participant gave his answer, followed by the scientific explanation and the application of the concept in daylife, provided by the AAC. As a reward, participants earned a chocolate.  A soaked in alcohol egg was our experiment to explain how the liver and brain be when exposed to long term alcohol intake.  A model illustrated the chemical synapsis, neurons and the general division of the brain was used as visual aid; MARCH 19, 2015 – CEM Liceu Maranhense  Cycle of Lectures: Initiation to the Study of the Brain; “What are synapses and what are neurotransmitters?”; “Learning how to Learn – Optimizing Studies”;  Group Dynamics: Simulating the synaptic transmission;  Target audience: Junior and Senior High School Alumni. MARCH 20, 2015 – Federal University of Maranhão – UFMA  Main Lecture given by Prof. Dr. Marcus Paes intitulada “Scientist: To be or nem’ to be?”

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

social media because had great visibility and access


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 Pencils and Erasers

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

  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games
  • New Coloring Sheets

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

  • BAW Facebook Cover Photo

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

The event was a success.It was well received and all interacted. We made from awareness to dynamic to meet the brain. The global event proposal is ingenious.

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

More smaller campaigns throughout the year; To encourage mobility among countries to know the work of other professionals and university; more teaching materials

Did/do you like our Facebook page?


Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

It was util.soubemos the event through Facebook.

Quotable comments which capture successful aspects of your event(s):

public interactivity dynamic classes good spread and reach in social networks

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

Contact Name:

Thaiane Coelho dos Santos

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