Brain Awareness Week

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Tarleton State University Neuroscience Laboratory

Organized by:
Tarleton State University Neuroscience Laboratory

Participating Organizations:
Stephenville High School

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Lab Tour
  • Open House
  • School Program

Target Audiences:

  • High School students(9-12)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

40

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Members of the TSU neuroscience lab visited with 20 students at Stephenville High School. We gave them a brief lecture on the brain, neuroscience, and then did a hands on activity to record EMG activity from their muscles. This allowed us to teach them about the action potential. We hosted an open lab house where about 20 high school students visited the lab at Tarleton and rotated through electrophysiology stations and learned about the brain.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

We called the teachers at the local high school and that allowed us to get our audience.

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
  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

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

  • BAW Web site banner

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

I got ideas from talking to other BAW partners, and the students really appreciated the supplied materials. We have developed a relationship with our local schools for ongoing outreach.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

I will add it now.

Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Amber Harris Bozer

Contact Phone:

254-968-1994

Contact Email:

bozer@tarleton.edu

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