Brain Awareness Week - Penn State Altoona

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Brain Awareness Week

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Penn State Altoona will host Brain Awareness Week March 21 – 26, 2016.

The campaign is held to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research, as well as to celebrate the amazing wonder of the brain.

Speakers, seminars, demonstrations, and lab tours will be offered throughout the week. The program is free and open to the public.

Schedule of Events

Friendly Competition: Lab Wars

6:00 pm | Slinky Action Zone, Duncansville, PA

Seminar: Does Asthma During Development Change Brain and Behavior?

5:00 pm | Hawthorn Building 150
Dr. Sonia A. Cavigelli, Associate Professor, The Pennsylvania State University

Friendly competition: Bio Students vs. Bio Faculty Jeopardy

6:00 pm | Misciagna Center 101-103

Free Seminar: Concussions in Sport: Risks, Responses, and Consequences

6:00 pm | Hawthorn Building 134
Dr. Hayley Russell, Assistant Professor, The Pennsylvania State University

Free Lab Tours: Meet a Neuroscientist

12:00 noon - 2:00 pm | Holtzinger Engineering Building 107
Drs. Lara LaDage and Cairsty DePasquale

For Elementary Students: Neuroscience For Kids

9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Hawthorn Building 1st Floor
Minors must be accompanied by an adult.