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Miami University: Nu Rho Psi

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Miami University: Nu Rho Psi

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2018

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Other
  • Other: Information Tables

Target Audiences:

  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

200

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Our major events planned this year included information tables held both at the university as well as at a small park in the Oxford Community and a lecture on brain tumors given by Dr. Breneman, a professor of radiation oncology and neurosurgery. The community outreach was unfortunately canceled this year due to the weather, but it has been successful in the past. Our information tables usually include a day of trivia, prizes, and pamphlets that we use to spark interest. The second day usually includes demonstrations such as a human-human interface, muscle spiker box, and vision impairment goggles in order to promote knowledge about brain research and how it can help the community. Our lecture this year was very successful as the professor we brought it was very enthusiastic and really focused on educating students in an interesting way. Overall, our events seemed to have an impact on the community even if it was small. Our events are not quite as large as we would like them to be, however this is something to improve upon in the future.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

The emails and social media seemed to be the most successful because a lot of our outreach was focused around university students who are continuously checking their emails and/or social media. Email is a great way to contact different student organizations and have them spread the word, while social media is a great way to send general reminders and spark interest in those who may or may not be involved with student organizations.

Resources

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:

  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers

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

  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Coloring Sheets

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Web site banner

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Dawn Blitz

Contact Phone:

513-529-6327

Contact Email:

blitzdm@miamioh.edu

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