Society for Women in STEM

Organized by:
Society for Women in STEM

Participating Organizations:

Arizona State University/School of Life Sciences

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Lab Tour
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • Middle school students(6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Students had the opportunity to make microscope slides with pre-grown neuroblastoma cultures that had been fixed and labeled. They next observed cells and tissues on epifluorescent, phase and confocal microscopes. Another microscope station allowed students to conduct live cell imaging of water samples. Additional stations included activities for making brain origami, pipe cleaner neurons and worksheets. This group of activities was just one of many locations that the students visited on their tour. Others included visits to a psychology lab where they checked out radial arm and Morris water spatial memory mazes or neural tracing and an entomology lab that explained ant brain/neurological structure and demonstrated behavioral experiments.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Direct email contact.


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:

  • Other

Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:

  • cards that gave the webaddress

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

  • Puzzles: K-12

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

  • Activities/Experiments

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?

These activities make the tours more engaging to students.

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

Ensure you have enough volunteers to help the students during activities.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?


Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

Contact Name:

Page Baluch

Contact Phone:


Contact Email:

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