Brain Awareness Week



James Cook University

Organized by:
James Cook University

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Lab Tour
  • Lecture/ Briefing

Target Audiences:

  • High School students(9-12)

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Invited local High schools to visit campus and attend a lecture on muscle electrophysiology prior to a lab tour with activities including handling actual human (cadaveric) brains. Theme this year was activity.Second year Dentistry university students volunteered to host stations where they talked to the high school groups about the role the brain has in activity - such as muscle contractions and sensory homunculus. Feedback was very positive and schools seemed to appreciate the more active stations where the students could engage with the content more.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails


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?

Increased interest in JCU as a potential site for students to further their education. Encouraged high school student interest in biosciences.

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Contact Information

BAW Website:


Contact Name:

Sharron Long

Contact Phone:

07 42321927

Contact Email:

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