University of Louisville

Organized by:
University of Louisville

Participating Organizations:

University of Louisville, Morehead State University, Bellarmine University, Northern Kentucky University, Kentucky Science Center

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Exhibit

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Visitors to the Kentucky Science Center had the opportunity to visit more than 20 interactive stations, giving them the opportunity to: See brains and nervous systems from various animals (including a real human brain); see how big a dinosaur neuron was versus animals that live today; learn about electrophysiology and action potentials; learn about brain surgery and deep brain stimulation; learn the cutting edge tools that we use to study neuroscience; learn about spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury, and the pioneering research being done right here at the University of Louisville to treat these conditions; play an interactive game with an Xbox Kinect, test their reflexes, build a spinal cord, and race the clock to assemble a spinal cord puzzle; learn about brains of our ancestors; discover how to hack their brain by altering their visual perception, and see lots of neat illusions; learn how to keep their brain safe by using a helmet, learn the proper rules of the road on our Bicycle Rodeo, and see masks painted by individuals who have traumatic brain injuries. For the younger crowd, we had color brains and neurons, fashion-your-brain, and build-a-neuron stations. We also held our 28th annual Neuroscience Day at the University for Louisville. Among the events at Neuroscience Day, we had a DataBlitz, a poster competition, and several seminars highlighting the exciting research being done by our chapter. Stephen Arneric from the Critical Path Institute, served as our plenary speaker.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website
  • Social Media


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
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
  • Mindboggling Coloring Sheets

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

  • New Fact Sheets

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

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Twitter Cover Photo
  • BAW Facebook Cover Photo

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