University of Miami

Organized by:
University of Miami

Participating Organizations:

St. Thomas University Barry University Miami-Dade College Florida International University Miami Dade Public Schools

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • School Program
  • Other: Brain Bee

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The Miami Brain Fair featured 14 exhibits designed by our Society for Neuroscience Miami Chapter members to teach children how the brain works and current neuroscience research at our universities. The exhibits were designed and taught by 56 undergraduate students, graduate students, staff and faculty from four universities. In addition to the Miami Brain Fair, the Miami SfN Chapter hosted a Brain Bee, a high school competition on neuroscience knowledge and facts.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Mailings
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

personal 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:

  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers

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?

We are sponsoring the winner of the Miami Brain Bee to compete in the USA National Brain Bee. Our MD/PhD students will be mentoring the Brain Bee winner to prepare for the USA National Brain Bee by providing him with University of Miami medical school resources to review human brain anatomy and case studies. This fosters a pipeline of future neuroscientists.

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

Partnering with our local public school district provides a ready made audience.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?


Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

Contact Name:

Coleen Atkins

Contact Phone:


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