Another Successful Brain Awareness Week with NOVA
UMB’s Neuroscience Outreach and Volunteer Association (NOVA) visited Baltimore City schools this month in celebration of Brain Awareness Week, an annual global campaign to increase public awareness of the brain and the importance of neuroscience research. This year, we were welcomed into the classrooms of Hampstead Hill Academy and Windsor Hills Elementary/Middle where we shared our passion for neuroscience with over 160 students through interactive demonstrations. The students explored neuronal signaling in an invertebrate system, participated in human-to-human muscle signaling and examined brains from a variety of species to learn more about neuroanatomy. Our volunteers, which included graduate students, post-docs and faculty, also spoke about their own research and why they love science.
This year’s Brain Awareness Week events were made possible with generous contributions from the Great 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 or to follow our updates, please visit the NOVA website or like us on Facebook.