SUNY Albany

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SUNY Albany

Participating Organizations:

SUNY Albany Albany Medical Center Society for Neuroscience Hudson-Berkshire Chapter

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Symposium

Target Audiences:

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

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We organized the following interactive demos: – Record EMGs using Backyard Brains tools – Anatomy of the mouse brain with fixed samples – Make your own neuron with pipe cleaners – Make a neuronal network with the students In addition, we had a full poster session

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?



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
  • Brain-shaped Erasers

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

  • BAW Bookmark

Other Downloadable Materials:

  • BAW Certificate

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

We have many more high school students interested in doing research internships in our labs. In addition, this year we had much more involvement from the graduate students, which is wonderful for us.

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

I think having the online material more accessible would be great. We would benefit from a simple email that gives us the link to the material that we could use.

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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