The annual Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is an innovative academic outreach program at the College is a nationally recognized program with the overall goal to educate and engage on broad issues of Brain, Mind and Behavior.
BAW first began in 2003 and is collaboratively organized annually by the neuroscience student organizations Nu Rho Psi and SYNAPSE, with contributions by the Neuroscience Program, the Biology Department, and the Psychology Department. The National Society for Neuroscience recognized the 2010 Lake Forest College program with its first inaugural and annual Brain Awareness Week Award.
This year marks the tenth annual Brain Awareness Week at Lake Forest College. Starting in 2003, this symposium educates people about the brain through teaching, seminars, and entertainment. Events run from Monday, November 11 through Saturday, November 16.