Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lab Tour
- Lecture/ Briefing
- Other: We had three activities developed by the medical students for 45 middle school students
- Middle school students(6-8)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
45 middle school youth and 15 parents
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The 4-H Rutgerscience Saturday program is designed to enrich young people’s interest and competency in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by having direct interaction with Rutgers University faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students. The program offers middle school aged young people the opportunity to engage in hands on activities and demonstrations that highlight a wide variety of STEM disciplines offered at Rutgers University. The Robert Wood Medical School neuroscience program partnered with this University Extension program to reach middle school youth with important brain science information. Our objective was to create opportunities for young people to experience skills used in a specific STEM discipline, with the assistance and guidance of a medical professional. Our event involved 10 scientists and medical students interacting with approximately 45 young people and their parents. Our schedule was as follows: 10:00 am Youth participants are welcomed and divided into three groups (15/group) and rotated through three programs over the course of the morning and afternoon. Lunch: Participants are invited to attend a catered lunch with university scientists where they can informally talk and get answers to their science questions. 2:00 pm Young people reflect and provide feedback on the day’s experience. Participants receive Brain Awareness campaign materials.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- 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:
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
- It’s Mindboggling!
- BAW Stickers
- BAW Pencils and Erasers
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Downloads
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Lesson Plans
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Flyer
- BAW Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
The program strengthen ties between the medical school and the Extension program at Rutgers University.
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