University of Maryland Baltimore

Organized by:
University of Maryland Baltimore

Participating Organizations:

Neuroscience Outreach Volunteer Association of University of Maryland, Baltimore; with support from the Greater Baltimore Society for Neuroscience and University of Maryland School of Medicine Dept. of Anatomy and Neurobiology.

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • Middle school students(6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We visited Baltimore City public schools (Hampstead Hill Academy and Windsor Hills Elementary/Middle) where we shared our passion for neuroscience with over 160 students through interactive demonstrations. The students explored neuronal signaling in an invertebrate system (using Backyard Brains spiker box), participated in human-to-human muscle signaling (Backyard Brains human-human EMG interface) and examined brains from a variety of species to learn more about neuroanatomy. Our volunteers, which included graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, also spoke about their own research and why they love science.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails


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:

  • More Mindbogglers!
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

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

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Web site banner

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Kara Cover

Contact Phone:


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