Brain Awareness Week

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USC School of Medicine Greenville

Organized by:
USC School of Medicine Greenville

Participating Organizations:
University of South Carolina School of Medicine; Clemson University; American Heart Association

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Open House
  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • Middle school students(6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

500

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We provided BAW outreach to all students at Clemson Elementary during a STEM program at Clemson University. We also provided BAW outreach to 200 students at Hughes Middle School in Greenville, SC. Our goals were to teach about the brain, basics of function, and then discuss how to protect the brain and how to help the brain with sleep and nutrition. I definitely feel like our goals were met, and having medical students present the information gave us more credibility. The students and teachers all seemed to enjoy the outreach. I just wish there were more materials in Spanish!

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Website and social media, probably because it was easy for everyone to access and pretty much free

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:

  • More Mindbogglers!
  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • BAW Certificate of Participation
  • Puzzles: Grades 6-8
  • Kids Fact Sheets Grades 6-8
  • Lesson Plans Grades K-5
  • Lesson Plans Grades 6-8

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

  • New Fact Sheets
  • New Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Coloring Sheets

Other Downloadable Materials:

  • anything in Spanish!

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?

Our students benefited because they got to connect with the community. The community benefited because they got to meet medical students and learn about ways to protect the brain. Immediate outcomes: hopefully students see that they, too, can become medical students!

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Lauren Fowler

Contact Phone:

8644559849

Contact Email:

lfowler3@greenvillemed.sc.edu

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