Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: CSU Brings Brain Awareness Event to Rocky Mountain High School April 3-4

To mark Brain Awareness Week, a team of Colorado State University students and faculty will deliver interactive neuroscience lessons to students at Rocky Mountain High School on Thursday, April 3, and Friday, April 4. Media representatives are invited to cover the sessions. The outreach event, which will include brain specimens from humans and other species, will feature several stations focused on brain-related topics, including senses, diseases of the nervous system, optical illusions, and effects of the drug ecstasy.

WHERE: Rocky Mountain High School, 1300 West Swallow Road, Fort Collins

WHEN: 7:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m., Thursday, April 3, and Friday, April 4.

DETAILS: Leslie Stone-Roy, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, will lead about 100 CSU volunteers in teaching neuroscience lessons to the high-school students. About a dozen themes will be covered at the interactive stations during the 90-minute class periods. The stations will incorporate vertebrate and invertebrate specimens to help illustrate topics. NOTE: Human brain specimens may not be photographed or captured on video. However, interactions may be described; imagery of specimens from other species may be used.

MEDIA CONTACT: For more information or to schedule a visit, contact Jeff Dodge at 970-491-4251 or