Brain Awareness Week

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Wayne State University

Organized by:
Wayne State University

Participating Organizations:
Michigan Science Center

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Other
  • Workshop
  • Other: Brain Day--hands on activities at stations

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

200

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Different student groups had tables set up with a different theme related to the brain. My lab had a table with 'brain food'--almonds, dark chocolate, and coffee and we have a trivia wheel in which participants would spin and have to answer a brain-related question for a prize.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social media--viral advertising :)

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

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Yes

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Christine Rabinak

Contact Phone:

313-577-9875

Contact Email:

rabinak@wayne.edu

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