AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Malaria Awareness Day
Project type(s) Recruitment,Other
Date completed 04/2007
Chapter University of California, Irvine SOM
Project Coordinator Timothy Minh
Summary of project We showed a video called "Malaria: Number One Killer" and talked about how students could lobby their universities to encourage more research on malaria and other neglected diseases. We also provided food (funded by the Associated Graduate Student Council)

Content area Human Rights
Number of participants 5
Participant hours involved 10 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $350
Project funding Local chapter funds,AMSA grant,Other grant
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising We sent out emails to several campus groups and all the medical students, publicized to the Associated Student Council, and put up flyers.
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
3
Lessons/suggestions We should have put flyers up earlier. Also, we started at 3:30pm. A lot of the undergrad classes start on the hour-mark only.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Comments Putting up flyers may be more effective than emailing, but one has to do it early. (possibly in two rounds)