Neuroscience

Brain Awareness Week

We engage the public through cutting-edge seminars, forums labs, and teach-ins.We engage the public through cutting-edge seminars, forums labs, and teach-ins.

The annual Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is a nationally recognized innovative academic outreach program at the College 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 DepartmentThe National Society for Neuroscience recognized the 2010 Lake Forest College program with its first inaugural and annual Brain Awareness Week Award.

Upcoming Events

Monday, November 7

Tuesday, November 8

Wednesday, November 9

Thursday, November 10

  • Nov
    10
    :
    12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Frontiers of Neurology
    Biology 221 Molecules, Genes, and Cells presents public journal clubs on Alzheimer’s Disease, microcephaly, autism, and brain cancer.
    Johnson Science Center, Room 200
  • Nov
    10
    :
    5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Glassman Brain, Mind, and Behavior Symposium
    This is the fourth annual Robert B. Glassman Memorial Symposium. The College’s top neuroscience students and alumni present their research projects and an interdisciplinary faculty panel will follow.
    Calvin Durand Hall

Friday, November 11

  • Nov
    11
    :
    12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Frontiers of Neurology
    Biology 221 Molecules, Genes, and Cells presents public journal clubs on Huntington Disease, epilepsy, schizophrenia, and depression.
    Johnson Science Center, Room 200
  • Nov
    11
    :
    7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Brain Awareness Week Film Screening “Concussion”
    Watch the movie featuring Will Smith and listen to a faculty panel afterwards.
    McCormick Auditorium, Johnson Science Center

Saturday, November 12