Nealen Takes Neuroscience to Elementary Students During Brain Awareness Week

Posted on 3/22/2017 10:12:57 AM
Two elementary students take part in neuroscience activities led by professor Nealen

Brain Awareness Week, which was held March 13-19 this year, is an annual educational initiative that aims to increase primary and secondary school student awareness of neuroscience research and its benefits.

A number of leading international neuroscience societies collectively sponsor activities and materials for the participants who volunteer to conduct outreach activities during Brain Awareness Week (BAW).

Biology professor Paul Nealen recently registered IUP as a Brain Awareness Week Partner, making IUP personnel eligible to register their BAW outreach activities and to receive BAW materials for use in schools. 

Nealen provided an array of materials to the students and faculty of St. Bernard’s Regional Elementary. These materials could be used throughout their classes during the week. Nealen also conducted a series of activities involving tests of memory and sensory function and introduced the students to dissection of preserved brains.

To find out more about Brain Awareness Week, visit the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives.

Two students in an elementary classroom do an activity during Brain Awareness Week. Brain Awareness information on a display table