Brain Awareness Week

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SOMS

Organized by:
SOMS

Participating Organizations:
National Neuroscience Society of Romania Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy British Council

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

5

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Lab Tour
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Other
  • Other: Student presentation competition

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

200

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The purpose of the BAW at the Carol Davila University was to explore the image and opinion the general public has on the brain and the concept of mind. This information can later be used to better tailor the public outreach and the way science is communicated to the people. The major events organized by SOMS and SNN in 2017 were the following: - an opening event, with an audience of ~60 people, in which the public was informed on general aspects of neuroscience and brain research, along with the direct and indirect implications on modern society. People were also encouraged to visit the dedicated webpage, baw.snn.ro and participate in the poll that we planned. The purpose was to gather data on people's representations of the concept of mind that we could further use for discussions. - an Open Lab Day, in which high school and university students were invited for a tour of the Zagrean neuroscience lab at the Carol Davila University. Middle-school students were also invited for a simpler, 1-hour meeting and separate tour. - Student presentation competition sessions, in which medical students held presentations that fell under the "Imaging the brain. Seeing the mind" concept. A total of 18 works were accepted and subsequently presented over the course of 5 hours. The 3 winners were awarded free seats at a partner international student conference. - The main symposium, which contained the debate and discussion of the results of the poll on the representation of the human mind and the first neuroscience lecture of an optional class (Neuroscience) at the Carol Davila University.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social media, posters/flyers. Social media was used to target specific audience - ad tools. Posters and flyers had a local impact at the university.

Resources

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

  • Fact Sheets
  • Activities/Experiments

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

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster
  • BAW Web site banner
  • BAW Facebook Cover Photo

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

BAW is one of the periodic events of both SOMS and SNN. Organizing it brings audience and interest towards our overall activity. The local community has received information on the potential and importance of brain research, with strong evidence of inspiring, determining or supporting high school students towards their decision on pursuing a career in science.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Yes, the information provided on Facebook was helpful.

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

http://baw.snn.ro/

Contact Name:

Mihai Stancu

Contact Phone:

+40 724 027 075

Contact Email:

contact@soms.ro

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