University of Costa Rica

Organized by:
University of Costa Rica

Participating Organizations:

Neuroscience Research Center

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The objective of “2018-BAW Costa Rica” was to tell all general public about the research and the fields of study of the Neuroscience Research Center at the University of Costa Rica. So, we had conferences about: Good nutrition for the brain, Myths of drugs abuse and use in scholars and Parkinson’s Disease. And also we had a Workshop about some techniques that we develop at the labs: Cromatography – HPLC and Histology of the rat brain.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social media. Specifically facebook. Because it is the main media we use to publish everything related to the Neuroscience Research Center.


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:

  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain

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

  • New Puzzles/Games
  • New Coloring Sheets

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?

It is important to give the message to other people, about the research we are developing; to let the community to know about what we do, to project ourselves to the community.

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

We made videos and streamings of the conferences but for got about taking pictures.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?


Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Everything was fine

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

Contact Name:

Adriana Saborio

Contact Phone:


Contact Email:

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