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Congratulations to 2023 MiSfN Outreach Awards Winners!

Dr Joe Patterson and Dr Hilary Marusak

Dr Joe Patterson

Award supported Neuroscience Fair as part of Brain Awareness Week


Dr Hilary Marusak

Award will support hosting multiple school visits or other neuroscience outreach events in 2023. Graduate or undergraduate students will lead interactive, engaging classroom or small-group demonstrations about the brain

Dr. Hilary Marusak is actively involved in outreach events aimed to educate the public about the central nervous system, including Brain Day in Detroit, an event held every year in conjunction with Brain Awareness Week. In 2023, Brain Day in Detroit took place on March 13, 2023, at the Michigan Science Center.


Brain Day in Detroit took place on March 13, 2023, at the Michigan Science Center

Wayne State University’s THINK lab ( use the generous Michigan SfN Outreach Award to support classroom visits for Dearborn and Detroit Public Schools, as well as local recreation centers throughout the summer. The Award supported the purchase of mobile physiological demonstrations, including skin conductance and electroencephalography (EEG), so students can measure their autonomic nervous system and brain activity in real-time. THINK lab scientists, including undergraduates, graduate students, postbacc students, postdocs, and medical students, also share information about neuroscience, college, and STEM careers broadly

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