Students participate in Brain Awareness Week
Concordia students and faculty once again took part in Brain Awareness Week, sponsored by The Dana Foundation, a private organization that supports brain research. Brain Awareness Week is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Although the official dates for the celebration are March 12-18, Concordia scheduled activities for March 5-11 because of spring break.
Concordia students went to St. John Lutheran School to talk to pupils about the brain, their senses, and how to keep their brains healthy. They also posted brain facts around campus and provided Brain Week meditations. On Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. there will be a presentation at Seward Memorial Library about drugs used to treat Alzheimer’s Disease and the way those drugs are developed.
“Participating in Brain Awareness Week gives our students an opportunity to be of service to both the campus community and the Seward community by providing information and materials supporting an awareness of the ways that brain health can be improved and maintained,” said Dr. Jan Whitson, associate professor of biology.
Concordia’s Cellular and Molecular Undergraduate Research Group assisted by students currently in the Biology of the Brain class organized the events.