Description

The purpose of this organization is to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and the power of the brain. We will do this through watching fascinating videos about the brain, guest speakers, hands on activities, and experiments. We will spend time learning about self and perception, how drugs impact the brain, the effects of meditation, alternative Eastern medicines, and many other trending topics. We will all participate in events such as group meditation, a trip to a sensory deprivation tank, and other brain bending activities. Through the fun atmosphere of this club members will learn how to; boost their memory, enhance focus, improve health, learn stress management techniques, and ward off dementia. We will be working directly with Younker Rehabilitation Center to raise money for children who have suffered brain related injuries or trauma’s.

Affiliations

This organization has no affiliations.

Constitution / Tier

File ConstituitonRevisedFall2018.pdf
Tier Student Organization - Registered

Membership Information

Student Members 102
ISU Members 0
Non-ISU Members 0
Allowed Members Any Student in good standing with Iowa State University. Student must also have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
Allowed Officers Any Student in good standing with Iowa State University.
Membership Qualifications Student must also have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 to be a member and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to be an officer.
Membership Restrictions Students not in good standing with Iowa State University will not be allowed to be members of the Brain Club.
Elections/Selection Elections will be held at the beginning of each semester and will be secret ballot.
Meetings Meetings will take place twice a month on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 PM

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

A regular meeting will be approximately one hour long. We will show fascinating clips to expand our knowledge of the brain and it's workings. We will also learn from hands on activities such as yoga and meditation, guest speakers, and perception and brain experiments. As a member you will learn valuable life lessons on how to keep your most prized possession in tip-top shape.

Description of Special Events

We will occasionally host a special event, such as a fundraiser. The Brain Club will also take several off campus trips, one of those being to a sensory deprivation tank in West Des Moines.