Brain Awareness Week
By: Kara Cover, NOVA Brain Awareness Week Chair
University of Maryland Baltimore’s Neuroscience Outreach Volunteer Association (NOVA) concluded another successful Brain Awareness Week. As part of a national campaign to educate the public about neuroscience research, graduate students and faculty visited two Baltimore City public schools. Over 240 students at Hampstead Hill and Lakeland middle schools participated in interactive demonstrations examining sensory perception, neuronal signaling in humans and invertebrates, and comparative neuroanatomy. Volunteers also shared about their own research projects and what fuels their passion for neuroscience. To cap off the week, NOVA teamed up with Johns Hopkins University to run neuroscience-themed activities and demonstrations for the general public at Port Discovery.
This year’s Brain Awareness Week events were made possible with generous contributions from the Greater Baltimore Society for Neuroscience, the Dana Foundation, and the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. To learn more about volunteering with NOVA, please visit the NOVA website at or like us on Facebook.