Brain Awareness Week

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Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

5

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Open House
  • Other
  • School Program
  • Other: Awareness Program

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

200

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We hosted one event every weekday during BAW 2017 Monday Objective: To find fun ways to learn about the brain. To look at popular media with an eye towards research. We screened a movie and then discussed the neuroscience themes of the movie Tuesday Objective: To excite the next generation of scientists We hosted "Brain Games" our outreach and engagement event for kids. We hosted local school children to learn about the brain with a variety of hands on activities. Wednesday Objective: To raise awareness about the major on campus We tabled outside the cafe during dinner time and talked to students about neuroscience. Thursday Objective: To bring in non-scientists into the discussion on science We hosted our first PUBlic Science meeting. We had a scientist, Dr. Kameko Halfmann from St. Norbert College give a publicly accessible talk and discussion on decision making Friday Objective: Raise awareness for mental illness and traumatic brain injury The color of a number of brain related disorders is green, so we encouraged people on campus to wear green.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

We didn't measure how people heard about our different events. But generally found social media to be fairly impactful.

Resources

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

  • Fact Sheets
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games

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?

The Brain Games event for school aged children is always the most rewarding and impactful part of the week. Its great to see kids loving science.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

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Event Photos

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Jake Kurczek

Contact Phone:

5635887045

Contact Email:

jake.kurczek@loras.edu

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