Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lab Tour
- High School students(9-12)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
27 students (11th grade) and their Biology’s teacher.
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The Peddy Brain at FMUC started with a brief presentation of the Faculty and its research centers and laboratories, followed by guided visits to some laboratories. The researchers explained some of the research studies conducted at FMUC and the students had the opportunity to participate in some experimental procedures. The main scientific topics covered by this activity were “The effect of drugs of abuse on the Brain”, “The brain of an animal model” and “The human brain”. According to the participants, the activity was very satisfactory.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
Other Publicity Methods:
The Peddy Brain at FMUC was also advertised by the Portuguese Society for Neuroscience (http://www.spn.org.pt/brain/brain02.asp) and by the Portuguese Agency for the Scientific Culture “Ciência Viva” website (http://www.cienciaviva.pt/divulgacao/semanacerebro2015/list.asp?tipo=1). Participants have registered into this activity through “Ciência Viva” website.
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:
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Fact Sheets
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Web site banner
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
BAW initiatives are extremely important to promote Neurosciences in Portugal. These initiatives, especially when targeted to high school students, can stimulate them to pursue a research career to their future.
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