Brain Awareness Week

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North Carolina State University

Organized by:
North Carolina State University

Participating Organizations:
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Event(s) Summary

Year:

2015

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Lab Tour
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Open House

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

200

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

see attached link:https://keck.sciences.ncsu.edu/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/newsletters/signal15.8.pdf

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

All were successful, though we hope to advertise the event sooner and wider this coming year.

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

It was an outstanding success and this year (our 2nd event) we are already drawing participants from East. Carolina University as well as high school student groups in the area.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

Out first event last year, was small, only advertised shortly before the event, yet STILL drew almost 200 attendees!

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

http://naturalsciences.org/programs-events/science-cafe-what-president-obama%E2%80%99s-brain-initiative-all-about

Contact Name:

Lisa McGraw

Contact Phone:

9195134326 or 404-805-1436

Contact Email:

lamcgraw@ncsu.edu

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