Brain Awareness Week March 9-13th, 2009 Join us in our biggest outreach event of the year! Every year the Neuroscience Program (Project Brainstorm) hosts a five-day event where hundreds of local K-12 students for Brain Awareness Week, in which kids participate in hands-on activities about the brain. This year, STEM-PLEDGE & Project Brainstorm is making BAW bigger & better. 1. We are increasing our numbers to 10 different LAUSD Schools and 500 students! 2. We are focusing our outreach efforts on Title 1 LAUSD junior and high schools, which have higher poverty rates and need the most help. 3. STEM-PLEDGE is adding activities in which students can meet and talk to graduate students from similar backgrounds to learn about the STEM fields. We have 2 volunteer posts at a variety of 90 min timeslots/dates that we need all active STEM-PLEDGE members to volunteer: A. Tour guide to show students around UCLA -All tour info/training provided B. Science Career/College Panel -Just share tips and personal experiences Help us make the event a success! Volunteer for at least one or more timeslots! (see next page for volunteer schedule) Volunteer benefits include: free lunch on the day(s) you volunteer & a free T- Shirt for volunteering 2 or more timeslots and an invitation to the end of week happy hour celebration, food and EtOH provided! OUR NEW AND IMPROVED FULL DAY SCHEDULE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES FOR VISITING STUDENTS: Project Brainstorm will lead the following activities in the morning: Brain Demo-Students will get to see and touch the UCLA Brain Research Institute’s collection of real human brains! Neuroscience Activities-Hands on activities on various topics including the neuroscience of drug abuse, addition, learning and memory, and other fun topics. Neuroscience Lab Tours-Students get to visit UCLA Neuroscience Research Labs and meet scientists. STEM-PLEDGE will lead the following activities in the afternoon: UCLA Campus Tour-Graduate students will take students on short campus tour of UCLA and show them college life. Science Career/College Panel-Graduate and medical students will talk to students and answer questions related to science and college careers. Brain Awareness Week & STEM-PLEDGE: Volunteer Schedules Monday March 9 through Friday March 13th Time Position Day Mon- Tu- Wed- Th- Fri- (03/09) (03/10) (03/11) (03/12) (03/13) Graduate 11:45- 3 3 3 3 3 Panel 1:15PM Campus Tour 2 2 2 2 2 Graduate 12:45- 3 3 3 3 3 Panel 2:15PM Campus Tour 2 2 2 2 2 Numbers indicate number of volunteers needed for each timeslot. Please see http://www.studentgroups.ucla.edu/pledge/baw.htm for updated schedule availability. Email email@example.com today to reserve your spot(s)!