MSL rover
Curiosity Rover (Mars Science Lab) Q & A session
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Two Question & Answer sessions will be held; one from 4 - 6 p.m.; and another from 7 - 9 p.m.

NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL, also known as Curiosity rover), was sent to answer a simple question: Was Mars ever hospitable to life? Curiosity relies on a suite of science instruments to acquire information about the geology, atmosphere, environmental conditions and potential biosignatures on Mars to answer that 'simple' question.

Arizona State University professors, researchers and students from the School of Earth and Space Exploration, as well as alumni, are involved with several of the rover’s instruments.

Natural science

Zone 4 | ISTB 4

Daedalus Astronautics
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Daedalus Astronautics is opening up it's workshop so all Night of the Open Door participants can see several of the larger scale rockets manufactured throughout the years, as well as some of the larger testing equipment and propulsion systems not normally shown to the public. This will be an opportunity for parents and children, as well as for current and perspective ASU students, and any one else who is curious about astronautics to get a behind-the-scenes peek at the Daedalus workshop. 


Zone 4 | Psych North 103

Design Excellence Exhibition
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Design Excellence Exhibition showcases outstanding student projects from The Design School.  The exhibition includes work from Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Visual Communication Design.


Zone 1 | Design South Gallery and Design North Red Square

Direct Air Capture of Carbon Dioxide
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Center For Negative Carbon Emmisions will demonstrate a technology that can scrub carbon dioxide from the air to either recycle it or permanently dispose of it.


Zone 4 | ISTB4-455

Discover the Border Culture
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Join the School of Transborder Studies faculty and staff to explore the U.S.-Mexico border region and engage with transborder culture.  We will have fun and engaging activities that include: a scavenger hunt, face painting, and entertainment! 


Social science

Zone 1 | Interdisciplinary Building B, B161

Dr. Radiation and Earth Impact Craters - Group 18 Labs
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Meet Dr. Radiation at ISTB 4, 2nd floor!

Come and learn how Earth impact structures form (with rock samples from various impact craters). Dr. Radiation will demonstrate how we use radioactive decay elements to date rocks from Earth impact craters and our recent dating studies of Earth impact craters.

Located in ISTB 4, 2nd floor.

Natural science

Zone 4 | ISTB 4, 2nd floor

Drinking Water Public Health Microbiology
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Visit for guided tours of the lab and a hands-on, literally, activity. The tours explain the general research we perform in the lab, and the hands-on activity will examining germs on visitors’ hands and the surfaces of the lab.


Zone 4 | ISTB4-321

Drinking Water Quality: How Small is Small?
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

All drinking water contains small amounts of contaminants, but how small is small enough? Come taste diluted KoolAid to learn about concentrations in water, how contaminants are regulated, and if your tap water is safe to drink.


Zone 4 | Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Building IV (ISTB4) Room 305

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Find out what else was happening on your birthday with "Birthquake!" - a  program that tells you the major earthquakes that happened on your birthday. You will receive a certificate printout of the results. Also, kids can build a town and then create an earthquake. This activity models the stress and release of an earthquake. Visit us at the EarthScope kiosk at ISTB 4, first floor. Meet the Earthscope team and find out what's shaking!

Natural science

Zone 4 | EarthScope, ISTB 4, First floor

Engineers Without Borders: Building Bridges
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Join Engineers Without Borders as they discuss their efforts to improve living conditions in impoverished communities across the globe. They will also use a variety of materials do build bridges and showcase the field of civil engineering.


Zone 3 | ECG


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