The University of Chicago Pritzker Medical School

Organized by:
The University of Chicago Pritzker Medical School

Participating Organizations:

Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience Research Computing Center The University of Chicago

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Lab Tour
  • Lecture/ Briefing

Target Audiences:

  • High School students(9-12)

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

This year a group of 40 high-school students from the Kenwood Academy visited the HPEN lab to learn about the brain. During the visit, the students saw a live demonstration of an electroencephalogram (EEG) recording, learned about the physiology of neurons, and were educated about the recent neuroimaging advances in the study of concussions. Following their visit to HPEN, the students proceeded to University of Chicago’s Research Computing Center where they saw a real human brain and a supercomputer in action. The students were given materials including pamphlets and FAQ guides about neuroscience in order to help them remember all that they learned during their visit to University of Chicago.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails

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:

  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook
  • BAW Buttons

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

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

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

  • Fact Sheets
  • Activities/Experiments

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster
  • BAW Web site banner

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Growing interest for the brain and social neuroscience. Immediate outcomes were smiles on the face of the students and fascinating questions.

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Contact Information

BAW Website:


Contact Name:

Stephanie Cacioppo

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