Brain Awareness Week Roundup

The Neuroscience Initiative had another successful Brain Awareness Week with a mixture of both virtual and in-person events. Here’s a recap!

Professor Pinar Ayata visited a local elementary school and taught children about the fascinating world of neuroscience — exciting those little minds.

Spectacular images of the brain and how it functions were posted on our social media platforms throughout the week. This provided great opportunities for everyone interested in learning more about the brain to engage with the neuroscience community.

The ASRC IlluminationSpace’s STEM outreach and education manager Kendra Kruger facilitated a virtual lab tour, featuring Biochemistry student David Dansu, and gave participants an immersive and interactive virtual experience of the Neuroscience Initiative’s labs.

Lastly, Biology students Anfal Abuhilal and Robert Veline hosted a trivia game focused on circadian rhythms at the ASRC’s Science Café, a biweekly internal networking event. It was challenging even for the scientists at the ASRC, but it was also a fun-filled learning experience.