School Children Attend 5th Annual Brain Fair

Brain Fair 2016

School Children Attend 5th Annual Brain Fair

Hundreds of school children and University of Miami scientists celebrated Brain Awareness Week at the Miami Brain Fair 2016 on Saturday, March 12th from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Fieldhouse of the Bank United Center. This event was hosted by the University of Miami Neuroscience Graduate and Undergraduate Programs, as well as:

  • 2016 Brain FairSociety for Neuroscience Miami Chapter
  • FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
  • St. Thomas University
  • Nova Southeastern
  • UniversityPilot Club of Miami
  • Anchor Club of Miami Springs Senior High
  • KIDZ Neuroscience Center
  • Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology
  • FIU QBIC Program
  • Baptist Health South Florida
  • Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
  • Barry University

Activities included:  Brain Puzzles, Holding a Real Brain, Face Painting, Puppet Shows, Seeing Your Own Neurons Work, Learning How the Brain Works, Building Neuron, and Brain Bee, and Brain Jeopardy.  The Brain Bee is similar to a spelling bee, where students compete as individuals.  The Brain Jeopardy! is similar to the game Jeopardy! where a team of 4 students and 1 alternate compete as a team.  Any information in the study guide is fair game for the competition.  Winner received trophies. (This Brain Bee© was an officially sanctioned event of The International Brain Bee©. All rights reserved.)

Pictured at right: IDSC Graduate Student Hemalatha Raju explains how the inner ear balances the brain to attendees.

 


2016 Brain Fair