Brain Awareness Week 2019

Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is a global campaign to increase public awareness for brain research and to educate the community about the brain.  Every year, the North Central Florida Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (NCF SfN) participates in BAW by hosting various events at the University of Florida and the local community.

Throughout the week, chapter members visit local elementary, middle, and high schools to educate students about the brain.  This includes interactive activities and lessons to give students a basic understanding on how the brain works.  Visiting students are also hosted at the University of Florida during the week of BAW.  If you are interested in volunteering, contact our BAW Outreach Coordinator, Julianne Price at

Thanks to our 2019 volunteers, we were able to reach over 2,500 students across Alachua County this year. Click below to check out coverage of our activities!

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BAW 2019 video screenshot