Brain Awareness Week

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Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Organized by:
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Participating Organizations:
UNAM CINVESTAV

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

16

Year:

2018

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Exhibit
  • Lab Tour
  • Other
  • School Program
  • Symposium
  • Workshop
  • Other: Scientific poster competition

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

600

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

During the celebration of BAW 2018 in Puebla City, Mexico; there were several activities on scientific knowledge and the development of research in Mexico. The conferences and forums in relation to brain studies; that is, behavioral processes, Neurotransmitters, Viruses, neuroendocrinology, neuropharmacology, neurodegenerative disease, Neurochemistry were developed during this event. The undergraduate students were interested in these subjects because they noticed that they could participate in brain research, they also learned how the brain works to share this information with their colleagues, friends and family. Every year in BAW Puebla, Mexico; A poster is organized together, it is an important event in our BAW, because the students participate by showing a subject related to the brain in a poster. We observed a lot of enthusiasm during the preparation and presentation of the poster, more than 100 posters and approximately 200 students participated. In addition, the BAW organizers award the best posters with different books. In addition, in this BAW 2018 he had about 25 workshops with various topics such as "built his brain", "smells with the brain", "faces the memory", "cannabis in the brain", etc. Teachers, students, children and general public Participated in each of our workshops, in this session the people are very interesting because through didactic forms I learned more about the brain.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

Advertising in classrooms

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social Media Because in this technological age, most of the students as well as the general public get to know the events organized by the universities

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:

  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

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

  • Puzzles: Mindboggling Series
  • Mindboggling Coloring Sheets
  • Kids Fact Sheets Grades 9-12

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

  • New Lesson Plans
  • New Puzzles/Games

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Poster

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

Become more interested in scientific issues to the general public

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Felipe Patricio Martinez

Contact Phone:

2295500

Contact Email:

felipe.patmar@gmail.com

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