Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Other: Art Contest; Scavenger Hunt
- University students
- Other: BYU Neuropscience majors; BYU general student population
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
1. Art Contest: This year we performed our 4th Annual Neuroscience Art Contest. This contest is for BYU Neuroscience majors only. We asked our student to highlight the artistic creativity of neuroscience on the theme of “connection”. The faculty committee ranked the entries and five students were awarded with cash prizes. The art will be used to illustrate the student research magazine and be permanently displayed in the BYU Neuroscience center. 2.Lost Brain Activity: To promote engagement with students amid social distancing mandates, the center staff launched an outdoor activity. A brain shaped stress ball and instruction card were hidden somewhere on campus. The event is publicized in the weekly email with follow-up clues/hints shared on Instagram and Facebook. When a campus visitor finds it, he/she is instructed to send in a selfie so we can notify the students to stop searching. The finder can come to the office, spin a prize wheel and take away some fun, brain-themed swag.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
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?
- Brain Awareness Week Logos
- Brain Awareness Week Facebook Cover Image
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Students get more involved in neuroscience major and develop more creativity. They also see that their efforts are rewarded.
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Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
The information provided on Facebook was helpful.