How to Get Involved
Brain Awareness Week is an opportunity to educate, promote, advocate for, and support brain science and research. Use these tools to make an impact and share your expertise.
Check out some sample BAW Activities and Projects:
- University of Washington BAW Open House—The Department of Anesthesiology set up a transcranial Doppler machine so students could watch their brain blood flow. The UW EEG and Clinical Neurophysiology lab connected students to an EEG machine to record their brain waves.
- Center for Behavioral Neuroscience Neuroscience Exposition at Zoo Atlanta—Seventh-graders from Atlanta public schools participated in a "reverse science fair," judging booths presented by neuroscientists.
- Wayne State University and the Field Neuroscience Institute schools outreach—These organizations employed volunteers to call several schools and public libraries in the Detroit metro area to inform them about a BAW event, ask them to make an announcement to the students, and offering to send flyers for schools to post.
- Tremor Action Network’s March issue of its quarterly newsletter dedicated to BAW—The newsletter featured articles about reducing the burden on brain disorders through public advocacy and a cartoon strip highlighting a California Congressman's fight against movement disorders budget cuts.
- Oklahoma Center for Neuroscience Jelly Belly Donations—The center received a donation of free jelly beans from The Goetz Candy Co. for use in its interactive exhibit on the senses.
Additional Resources from The Dana Foundation:
Explore the BAW International Calendar of Events to view a complete listing of BAW events around the world.