SUNY Albany

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SUNY Albany

Participating Organizations:

Participating Institutions: SUNY Albany, Albany Medical College, Neural Stem Cell Institute, Skidmore College

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing

Target Audiences:

  • High School students(9-12)
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

This year, our Brain Awareness initiative took place at Emma Willard High School (Troy, NY). We had oral presentations, posters, demos and Q&A sessions with high school students and their teachers.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Emails and the registration link shared with high school teachers


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 and Erasers

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

  • Fact Sheets

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 students contacted numerous research groups at our university to ask for opportunities for research experiences

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

This is a great initiatives. Anything that you can do to engage graduate students and postdocs to take part in the initiative is good.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?


Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

Contact Name:

Annalisa Scimemi

Contact Phone:


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