University of Washington

Organized by:
University of Washington

Participating Organizations:

Pacific Cascade Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering University of Washington Neuroscience Community Outreach UW HUB RSP Event Fund

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Open House

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • Patients & Caregivers

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

University of Washington Brain Awareness Week Open House: On March 17, 2016, approximately 800 students in grades 2-9 attended the University of Washington Brain Awareness Week Open House in the ballrooms of the Husky Union Building. As in past years, students started the Open House with a multimedia “Brain Assembly” with Dr. Eric Chudler. The students learned about neurotransmission, compared the brains of different animals and played with some visual illusions. Students then visited exhibits set up by University of Washington departments and other organizations. The Neuroscience Community Outreach Program had exhibits to test the senses and materials to build neuron models. The DO-IT program, UW Department of Otolaryngology, Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, Epilepsy Foundation Northwest, Seattle Hydrocephalus Support Group, UW Department of Biological Structure, UW Department of Psychology, UW Nursing School, Pacific Science Center, and Sowing the Seeds of Neuroscience all provided exhibits.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Email: email allowed targeted invitations


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!
  • More Mindbogglers!
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

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?

The local neuroscience community was able to focus their outreach efforts around a single events. Schools also were able to organize activities to coincide with brain research.

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Contact Information

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Contact Name:

Eric Chudler

Contact Phone:


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