Brain Awareness Week

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University of St. Thomas

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University of St. Thomas

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2016

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing

Target Audiences:

  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

100

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

On Tuesday of Brain Awareness Week we set up 7 tables in the student center outside the cafeteria. Each table had a brain-related theme and offered a fun educational activity as well as informational brochures or handouts. We had a raffle for bike helmets and gift certificates. On Thursday of BAW, we had a guest speaker in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease come and talk about diagnosis, planning, and treatment options.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Email (for the talk) and visibility (prime spot in the student center for the event)

Resources

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 Brain Research
  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers

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

  • Lesson Plans

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 starting to incorporate BAW into the culture of the new Neuroscience program here at St. Thomas. This event brought together three student organizations (Neuroscience club, Active Minds club, and Psych Club) and our introductory core class (Principles of Neuroscience).

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Sarah Hankerson

Contact Phone:

651-962-5033

Contact Email:

sjhank@stthomas.edu

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