Volunteers for the 2013 Brain Awareness Fair by Northwestern University Brain Awareness Outreach - 5 months ago
"Northwestern University Brain Awareness Outreach (NUBAO) is a graduate student-led public outreach initiative dedicated to educating, exciting, and inspiring the Chicago community about the brain. Founded in 2010 as part of the Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience PhD Program, NUBAO consists of a diverse group of graduate students, undergraduate students, post-doctorate fellows, faculty, and research staff from various departments and scientific disciplines at Northwestern University. Through collaborations with public schools and science education programs in the Chicago area, NUBAO organizes a number of hands-on lectures, workshops, and open house-style events in an effort to teach a variety of neuroscience topics to students of all ages. This photograph is from the 2013 Brain Awareness Fair which was held at Nettelhorst Elementary School in Chicago. Featuring 18 fun, hands-on activities that demonstrate how the brain works, this family-friendly event aimed at K-8 students and their families attracted approximately 600 registered guests. We had 70 volunteers who wore t-shirts made by Customink (as depicted in the photo). We have relied on Customink for our volunteer's t-shirts every year for their fast, reliable, and professional service. Since event planning and logistics take a lot of time, ordering with Customink makes our lives easier and allows us to spend more time coming up with new activities/demos and for organizing events."