Brain Awareness Week

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University of Cincinnati

Organized by:
University of Cincinnati

Participating Organizations:
Neurobiology Research Center

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

3

Year:

2015

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Radio Show
  • TV Show
  • Other: Free Intelligent Conversation

Target Audiences:

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

Approximate Number of People Reached:

75

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

1. On-Site Lab Activities at Cincinnati Museum Center. We returned to the Cincinnati Museum Center’s Science Discovery Lab to host lab activities that taught children and their parents’ informative facts about the brain. This event was well attended and we will able to distribute a lot of the Dana Foundation Materials. 2. Brain Awareness Week Art Show and “Tedtalk”. One of our goals is to provide something for the adults in the community. As we did last year, we will be having another Art Show, inviting artists in the community to submit their “brain-inspired” art work. The art show will increase awareness of BAW and interest in our activities, overall. NGP students gave a ‘TEDtalk’-inspired seminar on various fields in Neuroscience. This event was not well attended, we hope to improve on PR next to increase attendance. 3. FreeIC. Free Intelligent Conversation (FreeIC) outings on UC’s campus Essentially NGP participants held signs for “Free Intelligent Conversation” to strike up a discussion with people walking by about the human brain and neuroscience. FreeIC was a great way for NGP students and faculty to share their knowledge of neuroscience in a simple and inviting way. We hope to choose a location with higher foot traffic next year.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social Media. The majority of the student population has a social media account.

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 Pencils and Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook
  • BAW Buttons

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

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Web site banner

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

BAW participation really benefited school aged children in the area. They learned that science is fun and exciting. Parents were also able to gain exposure to the Neuroscience field of research and will hopefully encourage their kids to pursue a career in neuroscience.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Contact Details

Contact Phone:

3019570577

Contact Email:

mileskl@mail.uc.edu

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