Brain Awareness Week

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University of Delaware

Organized by:
University of Delaware

Participating Organizations:
Project Brain Light, University of Delaware, and the Center for the Study of Diversity at the University of Delaware

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

4

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • School Program
  • Symposium

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • Other
  • Other: parents and families

Approximate Number of People Reached:

150-250

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We teamed up with the Philadelphia Science Festival and participated in four events throughout the week of science festivities. We provided hands-on interactive demos and activities for students of all ages, parents, and any other individuals present and interested. We cover neuroscience fundamentals such as how brain cells communicate, how is the brain organized and how does the brain interact with the body. With this, we showed how neurons communicate using electricity with a human-human interface and neuroprosthetic robotic claw, how neurons looks and are shaped using our portable field microscope, and how the brain looks and is configured using real preserved brains from sheep, cow, and human. We provided our visitors with neuroscience goodies that was generously donated by the DANA Foundation and everyone seemed really excited to learn about the brain and to take something home with them that they can continue to learn about neuroscience. Also the brain erasers were a major hit as always! Thank you so much DANA Foundation, we truly appreciate your kindness and generosity!

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Mailings
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Social Media

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:

  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • More Mindbogglers!
  • Staying Sharp Bookmark
  • BAW Stickers
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook
  • Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain

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

  • Fact Sheets
  • Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games
  • New Coloring Sheets

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Participation at events that includes kids and parents alike, provides a means where the family as a unit can learn together, ask questions, and go home and discuss further. It is really awesome to see people get excited about the thing that controls everything we do and how we interact with the world. An understanding of the brain, but more so an appreciation and recognition of the immense contributions of the brain, is an exciting experience and amazing to see others experience that as well!

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

https://www.projectbrainlight.org/

Contact Name:

Andrew Garcia

Contact Phone:

2133042198

Contact Email:

awgarcia1@gmail.com

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