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2007 brain awareness week open house

pic Brain Awareness Week (BAW) was celebrated on March 6, 2007, at the University of Washington when 400 elementary, middle and high school students attended an Open House. The Open House was supported by the Hope Heart Institute, Pacific Cascade Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials, and the Graduate and Professional Student Senate.

pic To start the Open House, students were led by Dr. Eric Chudler through an interactive, multimedia "Brain Assembly" to learn about the nervous system. Students then visited exhibits set up by University of Washington departments and other organizations. Students were connected to a transcranial Doppler machine to measure their brain blood flow (UW Dept. of Anesthesiology). The UW Department of Biological Structure had a comparative neuroanatomy display and the Neurobiology and Behavior Program had an exhibit to test the senses and to learn about natural neurotoxins. The Pacific Science Center provided many exhibits that they bring out to schools. The DO-IT program, UW Department of Otolaryngology, Cascade College (Portland, OR), Science, UW Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, and Seattle Hydrocephalus Support Group also provided exhibits.

Scenes from the Open House

More photos from the UW BAW Open House from Neurobiology & Behavior Community Outreach.

Comments from Teachers about the Open House

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