Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- High School students(9-12)
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
We organized the following interactive demos: - Record EMGs using Backyard Brains tools - Anatomy of the mouse brain with fixed samples - Make your own neuron with pipe cleaners - Make a neuronal network with the students In addition, we had a full poster session
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
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:
- BAW Pencils
- Brain-shaped Erasers
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- BAW Bookmark
Other Downloadable Materials:
- BAW Certificate
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
We have many more high school students interested in doing research internships in our labs. In addition, this year we had much more involvement from the graduate students, which is wonderful for us.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
I think having the online material more accessible would be great. We would benefit from a simple email that gives us the link to the material that we could use.
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Was the information provided on Facebook useful?