Brain Awareness Week 2017 in Photos


A lecture demonstrating stereotaxic surgery on a rat, organized by Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in Iran.

Brain Awareness Week (BAW) has come and gone and now is the time to reflect on the success and reach of BAW partners’ efforts. Impressively, there are more than 800 events on the BAW Calendar of Events! Perhaps the best way to see the success of the campaign is to check out the BAW Photo Gallery.


Minds games at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s Brain School.

The photo gallery reflects the international nature of BAW, a global campaign with more than half of the events during the week occurring outside the US. From Germany to Australia, Brazil to Nigeria, Canada to Spain, partners coordinated events from all reaches of the globe. For BAW 2017, there were events in 40 countries and 46 US states!



Children inspect brains during an event organized by the University of Kentucky.

With pictures of brain fairs, brain art, lectures, experiments, and more, the photo gallery offers an intimate window into the creative and diverse events organized by our partners from all corners of the planet. It also reflects a consistency in responses–excited children holding brains, awed students participating in experiments, and engrossed audiences learning about the brain.


Brainy the robot teaching children about brain structure and function at a mall, organized by the Department of Psychology, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

The BAW Photo Gallery already has 70 photos and there is plenty of room for more! Partners are invited to share their photos by submitting a BAW Partner Report.


Kenya Brain Bee 2017 participants, organized by Ubongo Brain Awareness Campaign, Kenya, Africa.

The photo gallery is a great way to find ideas for future BAW events and to reflect on the impact that BAW makes on people worldwide. As you are patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for BAW 2018 (March 12-18), peruse the photo gallery for inspiration all yearlong!

– Amanda Bastone

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