Brain Awareness Week

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Organized by:
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Participating Organizations:
Cognitive Sciences Graduate Organization Southern Illinois University Department of Psychology

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

5

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Lab Tour
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Other
  • School Program
  • Other: tshirt contest and tshirt sales

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:

100

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

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Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Press release was helpful in attracting community members. Social media was helpful at attracting students

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:

  • BAW Stickers
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain

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

  • New Fact Sheets
  • New Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

The events promoted discussion as well as collaboration between students and professionals.

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

Have someone designated to take pictures

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

start an Instagram page

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

https://news.siu.edu/2019/02/022819-brain-awareness-month.php

Contact Name:

Jennica Young

Contact Phone:

9892842474

Contact Email:

jennicay@siu.edu

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