Brain Awareness Week

Society for Neuroscience chapters globally participate in public outreach activities to educate various groups about neuroscience. Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is part of the international effort sponsored by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives.

The Louisville SfN Chapter has partnered with the Kentucky Science Center to provide science outreach and education for children and adults. We have put on Brain Awareness Week events at the University of Louisville for local high school students and their teachers since 2010. Activities include hands-on workshops with computerized neuroanatomy, comparative neuroanatomy, and histology.

Learn more by sending us an email to: - with the subject line: BAW Volunteer.

Please visit the Brain Awareness Week International site:

BAW volunteer Dharti Patel inspects the plasticized human brain display while Dr. Jeff Petruska answers questions for students exploring the human neuroanatomy software program developed at the University of Louisville by Drs. John Pani and Julia Chariker.

BAW volunteer Jeff Marschall helps participants find neurons on their microscope slides.

Dr. Cynthia Corbitt demonstrating brain anatomical position in the comparative neuroanatomy workshop.