Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Social Media Campaign
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
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:
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
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?
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?
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.