ABOUT BRAIN DAY
Brain Day is a free event that allows members of all ages and backgrounds in the Boston community to explore the wonders of the brain and nervous system. The event is staffed by undergraduates who spend a month preparing their individual stations covering many topics in neuroscience such as structures of the brain through histology, motor learning through mirror drawing, cellular structures through pipestem cleaner and glitter neurons, neuro and comparative anatomy, traumatic brain injury, and more! In addition, a panel of renowned speakers in the field will offer a talk and discussion about their areas of interest and career paths in neuroscience.
Brain Day 2017 Volunteers /
Brain Day 2016 Volunteers /
Congratulations to BRAIN Day 2018 Crowdfunding Campaign!
Our team successfully raised $3,439 from March 3rd, 2017 - April 12th, 2017.
Check out our donor list down below!
Partially Sponsored by the Kohley/Herold Family Fund
Special Thanks to Our Donors:
And anonymous donors!
BRAIN DAY 2018 TEAM /
Special thanks to our faculty advisors:
Paul Lipton, Shoai Hattori, Lucia Pastorino, Abhinav Prasad
WHY IS NEUROSCIENCE EDUCATION IMPORTANT? /
Neuroscience education is important because for everyone, not just scientists, because we should know how to care for and understand the marvels of our brain. Neuroscience is an emerging field. Unfortunately, this means that neuroscience education is under-represented in schools, so if you do not study it in college, the average person has very little exposure other than through pop science. At the event, we look at the truths behind pop science and also share other neuroscience information that could greatly benefit the everyday person. As students interested in neuroscience, we feel that it is important we spread our knowledge, and hopefully contribute to the future of neuroscience by engaging the community in discussions rooted in neuroscience education.
WHY DONATE? /
*Donations are now closed*
We greatly appreciate all of the support, check back for future ways to support Brain Day.
Brain day takes a lot of work, planning, and materials to coordinate. We will use the money to expand current stations and create new ones, to help promote and gain greater visibility for the event in the Boston community, and to allow anyone to come to this event by keeping it free. We appreciate donations of all amounts as each gets us one step closer to funding Brain Day and promoting neuroscience education in this wonderful community. Thank you for your time and support!