The University of Chicago

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The University of Chicago

Participating Organizations:

The SIGN group( student interest group in neurology sponsored by The American Academy of Neurology) from The Pritzker School of Medicine at University of Chicago visited Bret Harte Elementary School

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • Middle school students(6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The medical students, as well as a Neuropathologist and a Neurologist presented brains and spinal cords. We demonstrated the Neuroscience for Kids Website and helped the elementary students navigate while answering questions. We did Neurological exams and showed how to check pupils and reflexes. We answered many questions and ate a jello brain. We gave out many informational items from the DANA foundation!

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

email was used to coordinate with teachers and staff at the elementary school


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!
  • More Mindbogglers!
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

The elementary students are always very enthusiastic, and have many questions for us. I believe the experience makes them have better understanding of their brains and bodies, and encourages them to think about careers in neuroscience and medicine.

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

Thank you for your generosity and encouragement. It has been a wonderful experience !

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Contact Information

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jacqueline bernard

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