Brain Awareness Week

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Universidad de Quintana Roo

Organized by:
Universidad de Quintana Roo

Participating Organizations:
Society for NeuroscienceSociedad Mexicana de Ciencias Fisiológicas

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

6

Year:

2018

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • School Program
  • Symposium

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

536

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Activities fall into three categories: -Conferences.- Researchers from different institutions spoke about autism, chocolate and brain activity, binge eating disorder and cognitive decline. On average above 100 persons attended wach conference. -Simposium.- This event was carried out by students enrolled in a Masters in Science graduate program. The idea was to share the experience of being a graduate students to undergraduates of different areas (psychology, medicine, nursery, etc). Only 55 students attended. The goal was not fully achieved, although it turned out to be a good first experience for this activity. -Workshop with elementary school students.- A brain rally was carried out with children, the goal was to work executive functions and to learn abour brain. The objective was achieved, children eagerly participated and learnt a lot through this activity.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Website
  • Social Media
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

University radio program

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social media helped us to reach a large public, including students from other universities

Resources

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:

  • none

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Local community benefited from BAW since it contributed to make neurosciences reachable for everyone, helping to break the barrier between science and people

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

Use social media and whatsapp to share event information

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Event Photos

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Luis Nuñez-Jaramillo

Contact Phone:

011 52 (983) 8350300

Contact Email:

lnunez@uqroo.edu.mx

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