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Brain Awareness Week
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 Department. The National Society for Neuroscience recognized the 2010 Lake Forest College program with its first inaugural and annual Brain Awareness Week Award.
Unable to attend in person? Portions of Brain Awareness Week will be livestreamed, just follow the links below.
Monday, November 4
: 7:00 p.m.: Brain Awareness Lecture: Angeline S. Lillard on Montessori EducationNov4
Angeline S. Lillard, PhD Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia will explain “What is Montessori Education and Why Should You Care.” Join us for this stimulating discussion during the first event of Brain Awareness Week. Book signing will be held after the event. Co-sponsors: Education and Psychology Departments.Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Middle Campus
Tuesday, November 5
: 4:00 p.m.: Brain Awareness Lecture: Jessica Connelly on “Nurturing the Nature of the Social Brain”Nov5
Don’t miss the Psi Chi Keynote Lecture “Nurturing the Nature of the Social Brain” by Jessica Connelly, PhD Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia. Event co-sponsors: Beta Beta Beta Honor Society and Psychology Department.McCormick Auditorium, Lillard Science Center
Wednesday, November 6
: 7:00 p.m.: Brain Awareness Week Lecture: Robotics expert Mitra HartmannNov6
Brain Awareness Week 2019 continues with The Nu Rho Psi keynote speaker, Mitra Hartmann, PhD Charles Deering Professor of Teaching Excellence, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, at Northwestern University. Hartmann discusses, “From rats to robots: How can robotics help the study of neuroscience?” This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.McCormick Auditorium, Lillard Science Center
Thursday, November 7
: 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Brain Awareness Week 2019- Robert B Glassman SymposiumNov7
Join us as Brain Awareness Week 2019 continues with the Seventh Annual Robert B Glassman Memorial Brain, Mind, and Behavior Symposium held in both Calvin Durand Hall and the Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel on Middle Campus.Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Middle Campus
Friday, November 8
: 7:30 p.m.: Brain Awareness Week 2019- Movie Showing and Faculty PanelNov8
Join us in McCormick Auditorium to view Awakenings for Brain Awareness Week and discuss the movie after with our faculty panel.