Public Awareness & Outreach Programs
A major role of the Neuroscience Initiative is to share the messages of brain health, safety, and the importance of neuroscience research to the public and community.
Brain Awareness Week
Each year, the Neuroscience Initiative hosts Brain Awareness Week. 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.
Request a Brain Awareness Week Event For Your School or Community Organization
Schools and community organizations are invited to request a neuroscience outreach visit by University of Utah Brain Awareness volunteers.
- The school or community organization must be located in the Salt Lake City metro area;
- You must reserve a minimum of two hours for any visit;
- You must make sure a single room large enough to accommodate the planned activities and attendance is available; and
- Your school or community organization must provide supervision (e.g. a teacher must stay in the room at all times).
Unfortunately, due to timing and funding constraints, we are unable to accommodate every request.
2015-2017 Brain Awareness efforts are sponsored by the Eskuche Foundation, Castle Foundation, Medtronic, the Neuroscience Initiative at the University of Utah, and the Dana Alliance.
We thank our sponsors for their generous support.
Name: Christie Wnukowski
Brain Bee is an annual neuroscience competition for high school students with the aim of inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders. It consists of a competitive neuroscience-focused exam, lab tours, and Q&A with diverse members of the graduate school community. The SLC Brain Bee is hosted by the University of Utah and is free to students wishing to participate. Prizes included qualifying for the International Brain Bee competition and summer laboratory research experience.
- 1st Place: Viviana Tovar
- 2nd Place: Karli Jenkins
- 3rd Place: Sandra Paz
The 2019 SLC Brain Bee will be held on Saturday Feb 23rd.
To learn more or register, visit the SLC Brain Bee website.
Lending Library at University of Utah
Name: Ariadne Penalva