A Lot to Think About at Brain Awareness Day

Lisa Stewart, DO-IT staff

Once again this year, DO-IT joined in the fun at Brain Awareness Day on March 22nd at the Health Sciences Building on the UW-Seattle campus. Surrounded by electronic brain-imaging devices, real human brains and spinal cords that could be touched and examined, and a number of other intriguing and thought-provoking displays, students, teachers, and parents were able to explore the mysteries of the brain and learn about many of the interesting and exciting fields of study in health sciences.

The DO-IT booth provided everyone with the opportunity to use a Perkins Braille machine to type their names, as well as a wealth of information about the many resources for students with disabilities in education and careers, particularly in the areas of science, math, engineering, and technology. Everyone had a good time, and students, teachers, parents, and staff alike all walked away with a bit more knowledge tucked away in and about their gray matter. Put a note on your calendar to join us next spring for this great educational event!