Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- School Program
- Other: Hands on Molecular Lab Technique
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- General Public
- Middle school students(6-8)
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
CT Science Center: The objective of this program was to allow the general population understand the techniques used to conduct scientific research. From this event, we were able to show and explain what scientists do in the lab. Holyoke STEM Academy: This event was geared towards inner city middle school students in which we build upon what they are learning in the classroom and show them the relevance of it in a practical lab setting. Furthermore, a talk was given in order to encourage interest in neuroscience as a potential career option for the students .
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Press Release/Media Advisory
- Social Media
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:
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain
- BAW Pencils
- Brain-shaped Erasers
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
Other Downloadable Materials:
- Brain cap
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
- BAW Poster
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
I felt that BAW allowed for community outreach and a greater awareness in neuroscience research. In addition, it help young children be a scientist as they were pipetting with us. I also believe that it helped with improving scientific literacy among the general population.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
The more volunteer, the better!