Brain Awareness Week

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Universidad del Turabo

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Universidad del Turabo

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2018

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

150

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Exhibitions of artistic drawings on brain circuits and disease Undergraduate and professionals from the Institution were guided through an exhibition of drawings created by students of the neurobiology course inspired on brain circuits processing learning and memory, reward, emotions, sleep and some conditions associated with their dysfunctionality. The purpose of the activity was to raise awareness about the importance of the brain and to promote art as a tool for teaching and learning in neuroscience. The goals were achieved much higher than projected. Approximately 200 students and professionals visited the exhibitions and expressed their curiosity through questions about brain functioning. Other activities were run parallel to the exhibitions: 1) conference and games of neuron brain structure and function; 2) animal brain models showing its evolution. The brain in motion The graphic artist of our institution, in collaboration with neuroscience educators, taught biology students how to draw cartoons using the brain as a source of inspiration. The objectives of the workshop were to acquire basic knowledge about structure and function of the brain; to foster curiosity about neuroscience and to discover how drawing can be a tool for creative expression in neuroscience. As projected, the activity targeted fifteen (15) students and biology technicians who listen a ten (10) min conference about neuron and brain structure; observed animated cartoons drawings from the graphic artist; and made creative drawings inspired in the neuron and brain anatomy and functions.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

Institutional TV promotions.

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Unknown.

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:

  • Other

Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:

  • Non requested.

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

  • Other

Other Downloadable Materials:

  • None.

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

  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

The organization was involved for the first time in this activity. Both targeted (biology students and professionals) and non targeted audience (social sciences. humanities, and others) expressed an impressive curiosity related to brain function and disease states.

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

Not sure.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Adrinel Vazquez-Montes

Contact Phone:

787-743-7979

Contact Email:

avazquez180@suagm.edu

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