The Marshall University Brain Awareness Program has been bringing neuroscience to children in the Tri-State Area and southern WV since 2009. Our flagship event is the annual Marshall University Brain Expo every spring. We also bring hands-on activities to schools with the Herd Science Program throughout the year.

Brain Expo 2020 – Cancelled

The Marshall University task force that is monitoring the COVID-19 situation and directing the University’s response has determined that classes will be cancelled or non-face-to-face starting next week and until at least April 13. 
Unfortunately this means that we must cancel Brain Expo 2020 originally scheduled for April 2. Because of the date range of the closure essentially takes us to the end of the semester, we will have no opportunity to reschedule the event. 
We are so disappointed not to share our science fun with you this year. We hope to see you at Brain Expo 2021.





What Will I Learn?: Click Here to View the Station List

School groups must register to attend Brain Expo, small family groups are welcome to drop in.

Herd Science School Visits

Let Brain Expo come to your school! Enthusiastic scientists will visit your school with fun, hands-on activities to teach about how the nervous system works and how to take care of it.

We can do in-depth visits with just a classroom or two, or set up a mini-expo in your gym or cafeteria for the whole school to visit.

We plan on one trip per month through the academic year, please contact us by email for more information or to plan a visit.

Brain Awareness Program

Marshall University

Marshall Brain Awareness is part of an international effort of public education about the brain and neuroscience.

Brain Awareness Week is spearheaded by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and supported by the Society for Neuroscience.

Our goals are to teach children and the public about the brain and neuroscience research, and to promote science as a career choice.

Contact Us

Thank You To Our Partners….

….at Marshall University

  • College of Science
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Psychology
  • MU School of Medicine

….in the Community

  • St. Mary’s Medical Center
  • Neuroscience, Stroke, and Neurophysiology Departments at Cabell-Huntington Hospital

Previous Years

  • Brain Awareness 2015 - Pictures
  • Brain Awareness 2014 - Pictures
  • Brain Awareness 2013 - Pictures
  • Brain Awareness 2012 Marshall University - Pictures
  • Brain Awareness 2012 Conner St. Elementary, Hurricane, WV - Pictures
  • Brain Awareness 2011 Marshall University - Pictures
  • Brain Awareness 2011 Central City Elementary, Huntington, WV - Pictures
  • Brain Awareness 2011 Healthy Herd Youth Camp - Pictures
  • Brain Awareness 2010 Marshall University - Pictures
  • Brain Awareness 2010 Conner St. Elementary, Hurricane WV - Pictures
  • Brain Awareness 2009 Marshall University - Pictures
  • Brain Awareness 2009 Healthy Herd Youth Camp - Pictures