About This Event
With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to impact communities around the globe, the leaders of UAB Brain Core Colloquium are refashioning 2021 Brain Awareness Week (BAW) celebrations as a series of online, Zoom-based science immersions. The event will take place during the week of March 22 – 26, which is Jefferson County Schools’ spring break.
The goal of BAW is to organize events and activities that share the wonders of the brain and the impact brain science has on our everyday lives. UAB’S BAW has previously been led by neuroscience PhD students, staffed by volunteers, and hosted by the McWane Science Center. Last year’s BAW event was canceled the week of the event. For 2021, new leadership is refashioning BAW as an online, Zoom-based event. BAW is—at its root—a collaborative effort, and its success will raise awareness, ignite awe, and enhance lay understanding of the brain in the broader context of our shared interest in science.
SCHEDULE OVERVIEW: During the week of BAW, each day is divided into morning and afternoon sessions, each consisting of two 30-minute Science Shorts (15-20 min talk + Q&A). The morning sessions primarily target younger brains (grades K – 5), while afternoon sessions may additionally attract students in higher grades.
Evenings will feature lay-friendly Happy Hour Talks for adults led by UAB neuroscientists, neurologists, and psychologists.