2008 Brain Awareness Week Featured photos

Project Brainstorm Information

firefox The UCLA registered graduate student group, Project Brainstorm, is a K-12 science education outreach program sponsored by the UCLA Brain Research Institute (BRI). Its members include students from the Neuroscience Interdepartmental Ph.D. and Undergraduate Programs. The goal of Project Brainstorm is to stimulate interest in science for children and young adults in grades K-12 by providing hands-on learning experiences that emphasize the function and importance of the brain. Currently, we are featured in the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Spring 08 quarterly, (to view click here), and the Graduate Student Association's (GSA) Spring 08 Newsletter, (to view click here). Also, to visit the UCLA Brain Research Institute website click here.

Project Brainstorm Upcoming Events

MAR 9-13

Brain Awareness Week (BAW), 2009 We will be bringing 500 students from low-income Title 1 LAUSD schools to BAW this year! Students will visit the UCLA campus and the BRI during March 9-13, 2009. The full-day events include Neuroscience educational activities (real human brain demos, interactive activities, and lab tours), UCLA campus tours, and Science Diversity Career panels. Funding for transportation, lunch, and expenses is provided by the American College of Neuropsychoparmocology (ACNP), Society for Neuroscience (SfN), UCLA Brain Research Institute (BRI), and the UCLA Campus Program's Fund. This event is made possible through our Graduate, Undergraduate, and Faculty volunteers from the Neuroscience Interdepartmental Ph.D. Program, and student groups Project Brainstorm, STEM-PLEDGE (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics - Promoting Diversity and Enhancing Leadership in Graduate Education), Interaxon, SIGN (Student Interest Group in Neurology), and NUS (Neuroscience Undergraduate Society)! If interested in more information on upcoming BAW 2009, please email us!

Project Brainstorm Recent Events

Oct 29

Science-Education Dialogue Goal of event was to promote communication between Neuroscientists and Educators. What can the Neuroscience of Learning and Memory tell us about how students learn? Event took place at the Baldwin Park Performing Arts Center and was open to teachers, parents, and students. Guest speakers included Dr. Susan Bookheimer (Clinical Neuropsychologist and Professor-in-Residence, UCLA Department of Psychiatry) and Dr. Barbara Clark (Professor Emeritus, Charter College of Education at CalState LA, Author of Growing Up Gifted). Project Brainstorm members planned activity stations and human brain demos on the Neuroscience of Learning and Memory.

May 28

NS195 classroom visits Students in the Neuroscience 195 course visited Grant High School and South Gate Middle School

May 22

NSIDP classroom visits Students in the Neuroscience Interdepartmental Ph.D. Program (NSIDP) visited Le Conte Middle School. Volunteers included Nanthia Suthana, April Ho, Dave Wozny, Angela Rizk-Jackson, Evan Lutkenhoff, and Anush Gevorgyan.

May 14

NS195 classroom visits Students in the Neuroscience 195 course visited Culver City Middle School

Apr 19

EAoP Science Academy Project Brainstorm worked with the UCLA Early Academic outreach Program on Saturday, April 19 for the annual Science Academy hosting up to 300 high school students from the Los Angeles area.

Mar 11-14

Brain Awareness Week at UCLA (2008) Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Brain Awareness Weeek (BAW) at UCLA was held March 11-14. Over 300 students from Overland elementary, Ocean Charter middle, University elementary, and Fremont high school visited the UCLA Brain Research Institute to participate in Neuroscience educational activities including brain demos, interactive activities, and lab tours. Over 70 graduate, undergraduate, and faculty volunteers participated in the events. To visit the SfN BAW website click here