Brain Awareness Week

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Faculty of Medicine Osijek

Organized by:
Faculty of Medicine Osijek

Participating Organizations:
Student section for Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine Osijek; ZOA Biology students’ association, Department of Biology, University of Osijek; Croatian Education and Teacher Training Agency; School for Design and Applied Art; Osijek-Baranja County; City of Osijek; Croatian Society for Neuroscience

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

117

Year:

2018

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Other
  • Workshop
  • Other: Science Cafe
  • Other: brain party
  • Other: quiz

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

5000

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Main topic of our BAW this year was “Brain and Sport”. Beside our main topic, there were two more topics: “Brain - hungry for glucose and oxygen”, “Brain and Artificial Intelligence”. Posters with upcoming events were distributed through the city, in public transportation, schools, University library and Faculty buildings. Also BAW was announced on the local TV stations (Slavonska TV, Osjecka TV), in local newspapers (Glas Slavonije, Jutarnji list, Vecernji list), local radio stations, through the various social networks (official Facebook page of Section for Neuroscience Osijek: SENZOS - ideje koje razbuđuju osjetila (https://www.facebook.com/senzos.ideje), Osijek 031 (http://www.osijek031.com/osijek.php?najava_id=71583) and via official web site of Faculty of Medicine of Osijek (http://www.mefos.unios.hr/index.php/hr/fakultet/galerije-fotografija/77-galerije/1505-galerija-tjedan-mozga-2018). Through the week we held workshops for university students and also for elementary, middle and high school students. Every day afternoon lectures open for public were held and we organized a Science cafe about artificial intelligence as well as Quiz: “Cyborgs of the 21st century”. BAW is held for over a decade in the city of Osijek and we also expand it to another two cities - Slavonski Brod and Vukovar, and this year, just like the past years, people were looking forward to it.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social media, because it is fast and efficient way of sharing information between young people and most of the general public. Also contacting schools directly via e-mails is a successful way to gain publicity.

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Most beneficial to our Faculty was impact on students - they gain experience in organization, workshop and lecture presentation. Our city, every year in the last almost 20 years, expects us to hold the BAW and it is tradition now. It is an opportunity to hear many excellent quality scientific lectures, workshops and learn new things that are usually not studied so detailed in high schools or at university studies.

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

If you want to share information to high school and faculty student population, the best way is to use students. They are directly „in“ social media and they know what young people want to hear and what is the easiest way to learn them something new, funny and scientific.

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

http://www.mefos.unios.hr/index.php/hr/fakultet/galerije-fotografija/77-galerije/1505-galerija-tjedan-mozga-2018

Contact Name:

Marija Heffer

Contact Phone:

+385 91 504 36 77

Contact Email:

mheffer@mefos.hr

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