Brain Awareness Week

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Pacific Lutheran University

Organized by:
Pacific Lutheran University

Participating Organizations:
Pacific Lutheran University

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

15

Year:

2018

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • School Program

Target Audiences:

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

Approximate Number of People Reached:

150

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Students in Pacific Lutheran University's Human Neuropsychology course worked in teams to present information about the brain to various populations around campus and the community. Two groups presented to elementary school children (one about concussions, one about general neuroscience). Two groups had exhibits in the university center (one using a Neurosky EEG to play a game, another about water). Other groups presented around campus. For example, one student gave a presentation on concussion to the men's basketball team. One group presented the neuroscience of movement on campus, and another group discussed the neuroscience of addiction.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Social Media

Other Publicity Methods:

Announced in various classes (offered extra credit to PSYC 101 students)

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Announcing in class with extra credit gave a lot of students incentive to stop by the events.

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:

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain
  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • More Mindbogglers!
  • Staying Sharp Bookmark
  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook
  • Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain

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?

Students had a chance to put their learning to practice to give outreach to others. They also had to learn to put what they are learning into accessible terms.

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

I sometimes get people asking to participate or volunteer, but it's too late. Maybe making it easier to connect K12 schools with university students earlier to make it easier for my students to provide presentations and events in an easier way.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Good reminders about ordering supplies and signing up

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Sara Finley

Contact Phone:

2535357660

Contact Email:

finleysr@plu.edu

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