Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is a worldwide campaign organized by the Society for Neuroscience and the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives to elevate public awareness about the benefits of brain research. U of U Program in Neuroscience graduate students have brought BAW to the Wasatch Front every March since 1997. 2013 marked the first year of the Utah Brain Education Alliance, formalizing a network of BAW volunteers across the state.
The next Brain Awareness Week will be March 10-16, 2014.
School and community organization administrators are invited to request a neuroscience outreach visit by University of Utah Brain Awareness Week volunteers. Note the following requirements: (1) the school or community organization must be located in the Salt Lake City metro area; (2) visits can be requested from September 1 to April 30 of each year (outreach activities are not supported from May to August); (3) a minimum of two hours must be reserved for any visit; (4) a single room large enough to accommodate the planned activities and attendance must be available; and (5) the request must come from the school principal, program director, or other senior administrator.
U of Utah Press Release: "Want to Touch a Brain?" (March 7, 2013)
Deseret News: "Humans handle human brains as part of program" (March 12, 2013)
Salt Lake Tribune: "It's 'mushy', it's 'sort of foamy', it's the human brain" (March 16, 2013)
Join Brain Awareness Week volunteers for fun, hands-on neuroscience activities at The Leonardo!
Brain Awareness Day at The Leonardo
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Open house, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
290 East 500 South, Salt Lake City
The activities are appropriate for elementary school-aged children and their families!
This event is free and open to the public.
Volunteers will also lead closed Brain Awareness Week activities at area schools:
West High School - March 11
Glendale Middle School - March 12
Salt Lake Center for Science Education - March 13
Bingham High School - March 14
Open Classroom - March 14
Glendale Middle School - March 15