OHSU Brain Fair – one of the nation’s largest – is at OMSI Saturday, March 9
03/07/13 Portland, Ore.
Event will include OHSU neuroscientists talking about their work, interactive exhibits, prizes
Annual OHSU Brain Fair
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 9, 2013
The auditorium at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 1945 S.E. Water Ave., Portland
The free event is open to the public and is one of the largest brain fairs in the nation. It is a major event in the OHSU Brain Institute’s annual Brain Awareness Season.
This year’s Brain Fair will include interactive exhibits, real human and animal brains, prizes and dozens of OHSU Brain Institute neuroscientists explaining and demonstrating their groundbreaking research in a way that will be fascinating for all ages. Among what the exhibits will show: how we see inside the human brain with MRI images; how we test and measure a person’s balance with cutting-edge technology; and how our brain and taste buds react to flavors like peppermint and hot sauce. The Brain Fair also will offer Brain Awareness lecture series tickets at discounted prices.
Oregon Health & Science University is the state’s only academic health and research university. As Portland's largest employer with nearly 14,000 employees, OHSU's size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support not found anywhere else in the state. OHSU serves patients from every corner of Oregon and is a conduit for learning for more than 4,300 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to each county in the state.