Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- School Program
- Other: neuroscience competition
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- Middle school students(6-8)
- Other: teachers
- Other: parents
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The aims of the project: • promote the aims of the Dana Foundation; • share to students, teachers and parents the ultimate in brain research; • involve the students to search and discover the brain facts; • involve the students to learn and compete into neuroscience competition; • share to public the BAW event. The specific activities: Brain facts – an exhibition of student’s posters selected from BAW publications of dana.org website, about neurotransmitters, brain receptors, hormones and brain, smell and taste, somatosensory sense. BAW lab – a neurohistology laboratory it was organized for young students from 5th grade. They study under the microscope the nerve cells, brain structures and spinal cord sections. They had to draw the sections at a microscope and compare them with real images for recognition. Neuroset competition – a 8th edition of live neuroscience competition for young students about human brain and sense. The students have answered many questions about neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and diseases. They appreciated the way of the contest was run as a quick thinking contest. Brain plasticity – a lecture about physiology and molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity. The lecture was organized in two parts. In the first part it was presented aspects related to brain plasticity, synaptic processes and molecular mechanisms. In the second part the students presented their own studies about the role of improvisation in the development of creativity and the role of bilingualism in the plasticity of the brain. Train your brain – students will be tested by online programs for developing attention, working memory and visuospatial skills. Romanian Brain Bee - the winners of local Brain Be
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Press Release/Media Advisory
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:
- More Mindbogglers!
- BAW Stickers
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Brain Briefs Fact Sheets
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Fact Sheets
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
- BAW Poster
- BAW Web site banner
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
It is a good opportunity to approach and popularize topical issues in brain research at highschool level. Many students have been delighted with this opportunity to participate in an international project and international competition of neuroscience.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
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