March 10, 2009
Media advisory: Brain Awareness Week brings neuroscience to the masses
WHAT: Brain Awareness Week Open House, part of Neuroscience for Kids program
WHO: Eric Chudler, UW research associate professor of bioengineering; 700 elementary, middle-school and high-school students; Various neuroscience researchers, nonprofits, patient-support groups
WHEN: Wednesday, March 11, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE: Husky Union Building, East/West ballrooms, University of Washington Seattle campus
DETAILS: UW departments, local organizations and patient-support groups have created hands-on exhibits to teach children about brain biology and research. This is to mark the 2009 international Brain Awareness Week, which runs March 16-22. Students will start with an interactive “brain assembly” at 10 a.m. in the HUB East Ballroom and will arrive in the HUB West Ballroom exhibit space at about 10:45.
More information about Brain Awareness Week and the Neuroscience for Kids program and photos from previous open houses are at http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html.
For more information: Chudler, 206-616-6899 or firstname.lastname@example.org