Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
One per day
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- Press Briefing
- Middle school students(6-8)
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
"Neuroscientist" is a broad word that describes someone who studies the nervous system and they may have knowledge in different areas of knowledge. For example, a neurosurgeon may also have a Ph.D. in physiology, a biologist may have a Ph.D. in anatomy, or a chemical can have a Ph.D. in genetics. How is a neuroscientist? As every scientist, essentially done studying and researching for years, but in this case, the object of study is the nervous system. A neuroscientist performs a long academic journey, first to get a degree, then a master's degree and then a Ph.D. In all of these stages is important mobility, that is, go to other laboratories (in another region or country), in order to obtain different points of view, new information, new skills and learn new techniques. In this edition of the BAW, the students of different academic degrees, will talk about this incredible adventure that is to become a neuroscientist!
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Press Release/Media Advisory
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
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:
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
- It’s Mindboggling!
- Staying Sharp Bookmark
- BAW Stickers
- BAW Pencils and Erasers
Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:
- mugs and toys (We have problems with the Mexican custom to bring the BAW resources)
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
- BAW Bookmark
- Puzzles: BAW Favorites
- Mindboggling Coloring Sheets
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Fact Sheets
- Lesson Plans
- New Puzzles/Games
- New Coloring Sheets
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
- BAW Web site banner
- BAW LinkedIn Cover Photo
- BAW Twitter Cover Photo
- BAW Facebook Cover Photo
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Next year we will have 10 years performing this event. Each one has been very satisfactory because the community has responded with enthusiasm and astonishiment to all the activities. The process of learning has been mutual and motivating to the point that have surged research lines of such importance as the autism study and the spinocerebellar ataxias that bother a great part of our population in our community.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
The council is devoted mainly to the institutes and research centers that are in the "third world" countries where the main problem is economical. Don't stop working to take information to the people. Try to research about health problems that bother our communities. Take this information to the most vulnerable and with less resources populations, in ordered can have the opportunity to know more about our neuroscientific work.
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