DATE:  November 17, 2004
CONTACT: Woody Wingfield, Program Coordinator, Physical and Life Sciences, (361) 825-3938; Steve Paschal, Public Affairs, (361) 825-2336

Brains Rule! Neuroscience Exposition to Stress Importance of a Healthy Mind to West Oso Elementary Fifth-Grade Students

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WHO:  Approximately 165 West Oso Fifth Graders, Texas A&M University Faculty, Staff and Students, and Community Professionals  
WHAT:   Brains Rule! Exposition
WHEN:   Thursday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m.-noon
WHERE:  Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi University Center Ballroom

Local doctors, pre-professionals and professors and students from A&M-Corpus Christi’s Colleges of Science and Technology and Nursing and Health Sciences will present hands-on exhibits and demonstrations in basic and applied neuroscience during the second Brains Rule! Exposition on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom.

Approximately 165 West Oso fifth-graders are expected for the event which begins at 10 a.m. with a tour of booths featuring hands-on activities designed to teach children about the nervous system. At noon, the students will enjoy a pizza lunch before returning to the Ballroom to take a test and vote on their favorite booth.