Brain Awareness Week 2011
BAW is the global campaign to increase public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. Every March BAW unites the efforts of organizations worldwide in a week-long celebration of the brain. 750 events are taking place in 49 countries and 36 US states. BAW is sponsored by the Dana Foundation.
During BAW campaign partners organize activities to educate and excite people of all ages about the brain and brain research. Events are limited only by the organizers’ imaginations. Examples include open days at neuroscience laboratories; museum exhibitions about the brain; lectures on brain-related topics; displays at malls, libraries, and community centers; and classroom workshops.
Brain Awareness Week unites the efforts of universities, hospitals, patient groups, government agencies, service organizations, professional associations, and schools from around the world. Since its inception in 1996, more than 2,800 partners in 82 countries have participated in the campaign.