NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
BRAIN AWARENESS OUTREACH
WHO WE ARE

Northwestern University Brain Awareness Outreach (NUBAO) is a public outreach initiative founded in 2010 by Northwestern University's Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN) students dedicated to educating, exciting, and inspiring the Chicago community about the brain. Through collaborations with public schools and science education programs in the Chicago area, NUBAO organizes a number of hands-on lectures, workshops, and open house-style events in an effort to teach a variety of neuroscience topics to students of all ages and their families. The NUBAO volunteer base consists of a diverse group of mostly graduate students, in addition to undergraduate students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and research staff from numerous departments and scientific disciplines at Northwestern. 

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Thank you to our wonderful teacher attendees and lovely volunteers for making NUBAO's 2022 Teachers' Workshop a success!

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OUR PAST EVENTS
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2011-Present

Brain Awareness Fair

With over 20 neuroscience demonstrations, NUBAO's annual Brain Awareness Fair is its most popular event and offers a hands-on experience for children and adults of all ages.

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2014-Present

Walter Payton Seminar Series

As part of an ongoing seminar series, NUBAO volunteers give bimonthly neuroscience lectures at Walter Payton High School in downtown Chicago.

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2013-Present

Teachers' Workshop

NUBAO's Teachers' Workshop is an annual professional development workshop for Chicago area science educators aimed at exposing these educators to the exciting field of neuroscience research.