SIU School of Medicine

Organized by:
SIU School of Medicine

Participating Organizations:

Franklin Middle School, Springfield IL

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Middle school students(6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We taught 240 7th grade students basic brain anatomy and function. We performed sheep brain dissections with 287 8th grade students.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Social Media


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
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

We received great feedback from the students and middle school teachers. The students were excited about science and considering future careers in science.

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Cassie Jaeger

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