Brain Awareness Week

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Universidad de Quintana Roo

Organized by:
Universidad de Quintana Roo

Participating Organizations:

Mexico City Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

6

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Other
  • Workshop
  • Other: Poster contest about scientific dissemination

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

350

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Four conferences were presented at the University, addressing themes such as the brain of the pre-term baby, the brain of pregnante teenager, memory, and the effect of HIV on brain function. We also organized a workshop with children in a local school, developing activities to introduce neurosciences to this sector. Additionally, we performed a contest of scientific dissemination posters with neurosciences themes

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social media, particulary Whatsapp and Facebook, since information distribution is quite fast and reaches more people

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

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

  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

The event increased awareness about the importance of neuroscience among attendees. Poster contest also encouraged students to develop abilities for scientific dissemination.

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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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