Brain Awareness Week

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Organized by:
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Participating Organizations:
Saint Bernard Regional Catholic School

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Other
  • School Program
  • Other: neuroscience peer review by middle school students

Target Audiences:

  • Middle school students(6-8)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

12

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

In partnership with the Young Minds Program of Frontiers Media, I served as a Science Mentor in leading middle school students through peer review of a manuscript describing a core concept in neuroscience, that of cognitive strategies for conducting visual searches. We first tested our ability to conduct visual searches as a function of the number and kinds of cues available, and then reviewed and discussed our article. Our review panel returned their comments to the manuscript authors; the revised article is now in press at the journal Frontiers in Young Minds.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Website

Resources

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

  • New Fact Sheets
  • New Lesson Plans
  • New Puzzles/Games

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

The students enjoyed trying their skills at the visual searches. Their teacher was very enthusiastic about the review process, and eager to conduct another one.

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

I think that BAW efforts are terrific. The thing that would benefit me the most would be new ideas/plans/materials for 5th-8th grade students.

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Paul Nealen

Contact Phone:

724-357-1325

Contact Email:

pnealen@iup.edu

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