Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Open House
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
This was Psi Chi’s first Brain Awareness Week. The students chose to host an open house with the addition of games that highlighted cognitive phenomenon, a demonstration of neuronal communication, and a bake sale. A sizeable crowd attended the event and all exhibit booths were heavily populated during the Brain Awareness Week event. One thing that we will do differently next year would be more frequent and diverse forms of advertisement for the event. Students and faculty alike thought it was a positive and informative event, but were initially confused as to whether this event was open to the public or by invitation only.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
Other Publicity Methods:
Word of mouth the day of the event
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
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:
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
- It’s Mindboggling!
- More Mindbogglers!
- Staying Sharp Bookmark
- BAW Stickers
- BAW Pencils and Erasers
- BAW Buttons
- Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Puzzles: Mindboggling Series
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Lesson Plans
- New Puzzles/Games
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Flyer
- BAW Logos
- BAW Poster
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Students were extremely interested in the neuron communication demonstration. As an outcome, a series of neuroscience courses will be offered for the first time during the 2016-2017 school year. This also generated student interest in Psi Chi.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Advertise early, often and in many different formats.
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
It was a handy tool to share, but Psi Chi does not have a strong social media presence.