Brain Awareness Week

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Bowling Green State University

Organized by:
Bowling Green State University

Participating Organizations:
J.P. Scott Center for Neuroscience, Mind and Behavior

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2015

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing

Target Audiences:

  • High School students(9-12)
  • Other
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

100

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The JP Scott Neuroscience Center at Bowling Green State University hosted a lecture by Dr. Bruce Overmier from University of Minnesota. The lecture emphasized work using animal models and historical and current research in behavioral neuroscience. The Neuroscience Student Club help an information table at the BGSU Student Union for BAW and passed out information and recruited new members.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Flyers and Website

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!
  • Staying Sharp Bookmark
  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Buttons

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

  • Puzzles: BAW Favorites

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

  • Fact Sheets
  • New Coloring Sheets

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

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

It provided crucial positive information about biomedical, neuroscience research. Students provided positive feedback, signing up for coursework on campus and getting involved in neuroscience research.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

Bring in a dynamic speaker and they will provide insights to your neuroscience community!

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Yes very much and advice is to update and add even more photos!

Quotable comments which capture successful aspects of your event(s):

One student remarked ' I never knew neuroscience research provided so much for so many'

Contact Information

BAW Website:

https://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/neuroscience/seminars-events/brain-awareness-lectures.html

Contact Name:

Contact Details

Contact Phone:

419 372-9408

Contact Email:

hcc@bgsu.edu

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