Brain Awareness Week

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University of Texas at El Paso

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university of Texas at El Paso

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2020

Type of Events Held:

  • Social Media Campaign

Target Audiences:

  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

150>

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Unfortunately, our event was canceled due to the pandemic, however, we did a mini online event on mental health awareness where we were able to get professors to participate in videos and ease students' minds during COVID.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social media was the most successful since it occurred during quarantine, most students used Twitter, Facebook, Instagram as a means to communicate with one another.

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:

  • Brain Awareness Week Stickers
  • Brain Awareness Week Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers

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

  • Activities/Experiments

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?

Since we are a new chapter it has started to gain more recognition.

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

Advertisement is key to getting the most out of the participation. Using various hashtags, simple facts, and using the most popular professors has helped us gain a lot of recognition. Students respond more to someone they admire (I.e., professors)

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

I have seen videos on the SfN website and content on Facebook. However, I don't think it speaks well enough to the audience. There needs to be more of an emphasis on the benefits. For example, we are a chapter solely ran by students, therefore we discuss leadership in science and influencing the community. Moreover, we serve as a perfect representation of what a scientist is, due to diversity. The variety in ages, science, and personalities, help design innovative ways to gain popularity.

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Briana Pinales

Contact Phone:

915503-9605

Contact Email:

bepinales@utep.edu

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