What We Do
In order to increase awareness about neuroscience, we participate in a multitude of events throughout the academic school year. Here is a brief list and description of events we have participated in previous years.
Alzheimer’s Association Walk
Alzheimer’s affects over 5 million Americans in the United States, and there is currently no cure for the disease. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s not only provides BRAINS a platform to inform the public about neuroscience, but it allows BRAINS members to help raise money and awareness about a devastating neurological disease. Every dollar raised through the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event allows the Alzheimer’s Association to provide support and care to individuals suffering from the disease and provides necessary funding to researchers looking for a cure. If you would like to help BRAINS raise money for this year’s walk please follow this link: https://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=13858&pg=team&team_id=626504
Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Workshop
In order to continue the pursuit of neuroscience education in our community, BRAINS regularly participates in the EYH Workshop. EYH provides an opportunity for young women to explore career opportunities in math and science and allows them to meet female role models in math, science, and engineering careers. During this event, BRAINS presents multiple 45 minute workshops on the basics of neuroscience and explore the concepts such as how our brain processes illusions.
Night at the Zach Fair
Held for one night only in the spring, Night at the Zach allows BRAINS to reach out to hundreds of students all across the state of Texas. Held at the Zachary Building on Texas A&M campus, BRAINS presents a multitude of mini demos such as how our perception of touch changes across the body, how practice makes perfect, and on the differences between a human brain and other mammals.
If you would like to participate with BRAINS on any of these events please attend one of our monthly BRAINS meetings or reach out to the current outreach officer or president.
Founded in 2015, BRAIN Day is BRAINS largest event of the academic school year. During this event, we teach over 400 middle school students in the College Station area on the principles of neuroscience. Some of the lessons that we teach on this day include: the basics components of a neuron, how neurons communicate with each other, how learning a new concept takes practice, and much much more! Almost the entire graduate neuroscience graduate program at Texas A&M participates in this event and we are always looking for more volunteers! Below are some pictures from past BRAIN Days.