UW News

March 10, 2009

Media advisory: Brain Awareness Week brings neuroscience to the masses

UW News

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 chudler@u.washington.edu