SUNY Albany

Organized by:
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:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • School Program
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • High School students(9-12)

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 (mouse, rat, sheep) – Make your own neuron with pipe cleaners – Brain pictionary – Fun facts about the brain – Full poster session. See below:

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?

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
  • BAW Certificate of Participation
  • Brain Briefs Fact 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 Flyer
  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Web site banner

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 the graduate students spearheaded this event, which is wonderful to train the next generation in public engagement and raising awareness about brain research.

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


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Contact Information

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