Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Brain Bee
- High school students (9-12)
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Objectives: To introduce students to the brain and motivate them to pursue careers in brain science.
Yes, we have achieved our objectives because the students were enlightened, enthusiastic, and motivated, they asked a lot of questions and indicated an interest in knowing more about the brain, opportunities in neurosciences, and how they can pursue a career in neurosciences.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Puzzles: Grades 9-12
- Kids' Fact Sheets Grades 9-12
- Lesson Plans Grades 9-12
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Lesson Plans
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- Brain Awareness Week Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
More undergraduates showing interest in the brain, and making others in the community aware of brain diseases and brain health.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Most people are not interested in the brain because they are ignorant, there is a need to target various categories of people and educate them about the brain.
We also learned that high school students have the capacity to learn and understand many things about the brain if given the necessary opportunities, time, and attention.