Brain Awareness Week

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SUNY Albany

Organized by:
SUNY Albany

Participating Organizations:
Albany Medical College Doane Stuart School Skidmore College SUNY Albany

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • School Program
  • Symposium
  • Other: We bring PIs
  • Other: grad and undergrad students to a local school with students at the lower
  • Other: middle and high school level

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

200

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Graduate students, undergraduate and PIs visited Doane Stuart to give: oral presentations to High school students, Poster presentations to middle school students, hands on practicals to lower level kids. Everyone was very impressed with the science, but also the enthusiasm that the graduate students had in presenting their work. Every group learnt new science, but were particularly impressed with the people doing the science.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Emails - Because they allowed us to coordinate with all school personnel

Resources

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 Stickers
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers

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

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
  • Mindboggling Coloring Sheets

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?

It generated enthusiasm about scientific research. High school students contacted the PI for research internships.

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

College students tend to under-estimate the level of preparation of younger students, particularly at the middle and high school level. We learnt that they need to be well prepared for a curious and intelligent audience!

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Event Photos

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Annalisa Scimemi

Contact Phone:

5184424367

Contact Email:

scimemia@gmail.com

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