Sixth Annual Brain Blast Scheduled for March 21
In celebration of Brain Awareness Week, St. Lawrence University will host the sixth annual Brain Blast celebration from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 21, in the Johnson Hall of Science lobby. The event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the University’s Neuroscience Program, the national biology honorary society Beta Beta Beta and the national psychology honorary society Psi Chi, the event will feature faculty and students leading various hands-on and interactive exhibits that highlight brain function as well as some neuroscience research being conducted at St. Lawrence. Attendees will be encouraged to walk at through the various exhibits to learn about the lobes of the brain, mammal skulls, sensation and perception, and more.
“It’s slated to be an afternoon full of science and fun,” said Ana Estevez, associate professor of biology and psychology.
Brain awareness week is a global campaign founded by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Hundreds of brain awareness events take place each year all over the world.
For more information, contact Estevez at 315-229-5809 or visit www.stlawu.edu/biology.