SUNY Old Westbury

Organized by:
SUNY Old Westbury

Participating Organizations:

SUNY Old Westbury, Rutgers University, & The DANA Foundation

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Lecture/Briefing
  • Online/Virtual
  • School Program
  • Symposium

Target Audiences:

  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

60 in the Lecture/Symposium Virtual Forum & 55 in the Virtual Axon Conference

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The Brain Awareness Week events comprised of 4 faculty virtual lectures on neuroscience topics directed towards an undergraduate college student audience. This event then promoted the activities of the SUNY Old Westbury Nu Rho Psi Chapter Epsilon and Rutgers University Chapter Beta collaborative work in hosting the 2nd Annual Advancing Cross-Disciplinary Outreach in the Neurosciences (AXON) conference that was held virtually. The AXON conference has promoted the active engagement, participation, and presentation of undergraduate neuroscience research for this years theme of the Brain-Gut Interaction.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

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

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

All worked well, but attendance may have been limited due to Zoom/virtual meeting burn out experienced by undergraduate college students this past year.


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

  • New Fact Sheets
  • New Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Yes, it has raised student awareness of these events and has helped us to leverage new partnerships through a growing network.

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

Please plan early and remind people often of the events.

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Lorenz Neuwirth

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