Brain Awareness Week

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Florida Atlantic University

Organized by:
Florida Atlantic University

Participating Organizations:
SfN Palm Beach Chapter

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

One

Year:

2016

Type of Events Held:

  • Other
  • Other: Information Table with activities

Target Audiences:

  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

50-75

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

A Brain Awareness event display table was placed on a busy traffic area during lunch time at Florida Atlantic University for 5 days. Didactic material related to brain was on display: human brain slices, informational material, puzzle games, Dana free items. Graduate students were available to answer questions from anyone related to brain disease, cognition, brain research, etc.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Emails were the best

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!
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain

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

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets

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

  • Fact Sheets
  • Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments

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

  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

It benefited by opening the mind about brain research and the use of animals in research. Also, answering questions regarding myths related to brain illness/disease and ways on how to improve your cognitive abilities.

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

We find difficult to introduce new ideas to engage people with limited time (they stop by table for only a few minutes). Would like to have a page where other partners post their ideas so hat we don't do the same thing year after year.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

More details would be appreciated

Event Photos

event single

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Tatiana Viena

Contact Phone:

954-682-4377

Contact Email:

tviena@FAU.EDU

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