Brain Awareness Week

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G.d’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara

Organized by:
G.d'Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara

Participating Organizations:
Dept. Neuroscience, Imaging and Clinical Sciences, G.d'Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

4

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Lab Tour
  • Other
  • School Program
  • Other: Regional Brain Bee Competition

Target Audiences:

  • High School students(9-12)
  • Other
  • Other: Secondary school students (14-18)
  • Other: PostDoc
  • Other: researchers

Approximate Number of People Reached:

150

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

15 March - Researchers played with school children (9-10 years old) who have become familiar with the functions of the brain through games and group competitions, training their senses supervised by their teachers. 15-16 March - Two mornings dedicated to “visit” the neuroscience. Groups of school students (9-10 years old, 13-14 years old, 15-19 years old) visited the labs of the CeSI-MeT research center of the University of Chieti-Pescara, where the students participated to some experiments concerning learning and memory tests on small animals. The younger students were fully excited and older ones deeply interested! 17 March - Regional Brain Bee competition. The first five best students (selected locally at each school on February) from the high schools of Pescara, Sulmona (AQ), L’Aquila, Francavilla al mare, Ortona (CH) and Giulianova (TE), participated to the regional selection of the National Brain Bee. The first three best students, Michelangelo D’Andrea, Michela Lepore, Andrea Valeri, will attend to the National competition in Pisa, Italy. 19 March – Researchers and Psychologists met the school students (13-14 years old) and discussed on different topics concerning the brain health: how the brain feeds itself, what foods are good for proper nutrition, what lifestyle to take for psycho-physical wellbeing, what are the main eating disorders and how to identify, correct, and treat them.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Our events were publicized by the University website and by e-mailing to selected addresses, by posters and brochures posted in schools, University, bookshops near University campus. Internet and e-mailing lists were useful to reach interested people, posters and press release attracted all other people and informed the parents of school children.

Resources

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?

To be an international network spreading the knowledge on neuroscience field.

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

Each year we have regular fixed appointments and new events, in both situations we make new experience and try to involve much people. From our experience in these last years, the followings are the milestone of our work. Considering that BAW is on March, to organize a school program, Directors and School staff should be contacted on September when they plan their academic year programs, at least in Italy. Then, if proposals are accepted, the activities should be defined on December keeping in touch with the Teachers in order to prepare the scholars at the best. Moreover it must consider the time necessary to publicize the events.

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Maria A Mariggio'

Contact Phone:

+39 08713554048

Contact Email:

mariggio@unich.it

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