In 2015, Brain Awareness Week fell just before spring break (instead of during the break as it so often does), in the week of March 16-22. The stars were aligned, and Lauren Williamson, Visiting Professor of Neuroscience (and class of ’07) took the initiative to plan ahead and organize (and coordinate, run, and otherwise mastermind) a series of events under the Neuroscience Program’s aegis.
There were purple Williams College Brain Awareness T-shirts (designed by Maria Vicent Allende ’17).
There was a talk on the neural bases of empathy, by Heather Williams, at the Purple Pub.
And there were activities for the Williamstown Elementary School 6th grade classes, here led by Williams neuroscience concentrators Alejandra Moran ’17 and Kathryn McNaughton in their spiffy Brain Awareness T-shirts.