WSU neuroscience students to visit local K-12 schools for Brain Awareness Week

OGDEN, Utah — The neuroscience program at Weber State University will host its annual Brain Awareness Week events March 4–8, taking what they’ve learned in college and making it accessible to youth in local K–12 schools. 

International Brain Awareness Week is a global effort to increase understanding and support of brain science. Weber State is home to the only public undergraduate neuroscience program in Utah. Two students are in the neuroscience lab at Weber State University. A female student is standing in the background and looking at a plastic model of a brain that another student is holding.

Students from the program will visit Weber and Davis County schools during WSU's spring break to provide brain-related activities and education. Students in the Neuroscience Club and its officers are expected to connect with more than 600 elementary students throughout the week.

In addition, the neuroscience program is collaborating with Ogden’s Treehouse Museum for the third year to put on “Building Better Brains!” These events take place over two days: the evening of March 14 and all day March 16 at the museum, located at 347 22nd Street. 

Multiple brain awareness and education activity stations will be set up throughout the museum, including a helmet raffle in the Concussion Safety station, sponsored by Safe Kids UT.

These events are possible thanks to the generous support from the Alan E. and Jeanne N. Hall Endowment. Learn more about WSU’s Brain Awareness Week events on the WSU’s neuroscience website.


Aminda O’Hare, associate professor of neuroscience


Rachel Badali, news coordinator