Brain Awareness Week

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University of Iowa

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University of Iowa

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Other
  • Other: Brain Bee

Target Audiences:

  • High School students(9-12)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

50

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The Brain Bee is a live Question and Answer competition that tests the neuroscience knowledge of high school students. Students compete to determine who has the “best brain” on topics such as intelligence, memory, emotions, sensations, movement, stress, aging, sleep, addiction, Alzheimer's, and stroke.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Mailings
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

Direct outreach - graduate student outreach to high schools

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Emails, mailings, and direct student outreach are most effective

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 Stickers
  • BAW Pencils
  • Brain-shaped Erasers

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • Puzzles: Grades 9-12
  • Kids Fact Sheets Grades 9-12

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

  • BAW Logos

Contact Information

BAW Website:

https://neuroscience.grad.uiowa.edu/BAW

Contact Name:

Megan Meyer

Contact Phone:

319-335-9968

Contact Email:

grad-neuroscience@uiowa.edu

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