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Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 | 1–5 p.m.


AZ PBS Membership Promotions

Come say hello to the PBS membership team and learn more about the Passport app, PBS Membership sign-up, and don't forget to sign up for the raffle!

Zone B: Downtown Phoenix • Cronkite/8 (CRONK) | Sixth Floor | Studio A

Natural Science

Who's Hiding in the Coral Reef?

Search for tropical fish, colorful anemones, feisty crabs, and prickly urchins in our beautiful 175-gallon saltwater aquarium! Interact with marine animals, learn about their anatomy, and explore how they respond to changes in the reef environment. Discover how temperature and pH changes, sunscreens, and microplastics are contributing to the unprecedented decline of coral reefs around the world.

Zone B: Downtown Phoenix • University Center (UCENT) | Third Floor | 375


Hands on Robotics Experience

ASU Preparatory Academy Robotics and Engineering students work on a wide range of projects throughout the school year. This year students programmed their very own robots, worked with theater to create props, and made computer carts for several classrooms. Learn to be a Robotics Master by making changes to the robots, programing them, and controlling their movement. Our high school students will work with you to help you through the process as you learn about programming robots.

Zone B: Downtown Phoenix • Cronkite/8 (CRONK) | First Floor | Room 121


Learn about drones

This is your chance to see and hear a drone fly, so don’t forget to wear your safety glasses! See how drone journalism is developing, and how drones can get footage available in no other way.

Zone B: Downtown Phoenix • Cronkite/8 (CRONK) | Second Floor | Morgan Murphy Media / Elizabeth Murphy Burns and Richard Burns Theater, room 202


Make a Robot!

Join in the fun and excitement of the ASU maker community by learning how to make a simple and tiny robot call a Bristlebot! ASU Library is just one of the many maker communities all over the world that provides a creative space for people, ideas and tools to come together -- a place where fun and learning go hand in hand. You will also get a chance to race your robot!

Zone B: Downtown Phoenix • University Center (UCENT) | Lower Level | Vault


Cronkite building tour

Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Cronkite School's state-of-the-art journalism facility.

Schedule: 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

Zone B: Downtown Phoenix • Cronkite/8 (CRONK) | First Floor | First floor lobby


Behind the Scenes Tour of Beus Center for Law and Society

The Beus Center for Law and Society (BCLS) is the home to the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, as well as several other organizations. The building space uses form and function to connect students, visitors, and the general public to the role of justice in society. The BCLS was designed to be inviting, engaging, and accessible to everyone who is interested in learning about the law.

Schedule: 1:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Zone C: Downtown Phoenix • Beus Center For Law And Society (BCLS) | First Floor | Starting Location - W. P. Carey Foundation Armstrong Great Hall


STEAM Machine

Students will work individually or as teams to build a machine based on Rube Goldberg chain reaction. The STEAM Machine is built all out of duct tape, PVC, mouse traps, wood, dominos, etc. Prizes awarded for completion of the task. The engineering design process allows participants to interconnect science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) concepts to transform simple ideas and materials into complex multi-disciplinary systems. These machines create a unique opportunity for developing hands-on learning activities that promotes an understanding of teamwork and the engineering design process.

Zone C: Downtown Phoenix • Taylor Place (TALRPLACE) Outdoors | Taylor Street


AR/VR, avatars and games

See the latest in cutting-edge news technologies from the Cronkite New Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab.

Zone B: Downtown Phoenix • Cronkite/8 (CRONK) | Second Floor | First Amendment Forum


Spanish Lottery and Scrabble

Join us at the Spanish for the Professions table for information on how to make the best of your bilingual skills! Visitors will be able to join faculty in vocabulary games and play the traditional Mexican lottery while listening to music in Spanish. Sing with us! Participants will also learn about internships and career opportunities for Spanish speakers. Come on by for fun games and info on career opportunities!

Zone C: Downtown Phoenix • Arizona Center (AZCNTR) | Third Floor | 382

Natural Science

Calling All Forensic Scientists!

Fingerprints, DNA, fibers, footprints, blood splatter...what does this evidence tell us about a crime scene? How can it point to a specific suspect? Learn about the strengths and limitations of various types of forensic evidence. Use your detective skills and hone your deductive reasoning in activities that will have you drawing reasonable conclusions about mock crime scenarios as you analyze real evidence!

Zone B: Downtown Phoenix • University Center (UCENT) | Third Floor | 360B

Health & Wellness

Experiential Health Activities

Meet Sammy the simulation manikin and learn first aid techniques as he experiences a “series of unfortunate events”. Learn to recognize heart and breath sounds using the same equipment our students use. Interact with our SimBaby Josefina, a high-tech infant simulator who helps our students practice routine care and manage critical emergencies. Watch a CPR demonstration and practice on our manikins, then roll the dice and build your own mini first aid kit.

Zone C: Downtown Phoenix • Health North (HLTHN) | First Floor | Rooms 101 & 103

Social Science

The Real CSI!

Want to know some of the ways that Police Officers solve crimes? Come visit our fun booth to talk to officers and learn tools and techniques we use to put the evidence puzzle together to figure out who did it!

Zone B: Downtown Phoenix • University Center (UCENT) Outdoors | On Taylor Mall just outside of UCENT


(Re) imagine Phoenix

Reimagine Phoenix is the city's initiative to increase its waste diversion rate to 40 percent by 2020 and better utilize its resources. As of late 2017, Phoenix's waste diversion rate is at 30 percent, but expansion of its community outreach around the pillars – reduce, reuse, recycle, reconsider and reimagine – hopes to increase awareness of the importance of waste diversion and management.

Zone B: Downtown Phoenix • University Center (UCENT) | First Floor | Lobby


Sustainability Central

Come check out the 2019 Sustainability Solutions Festival! Partner organizations from around Arizona will be on hand to share the latest innovations in creating a better future for all. Learn about Arizona's wildlife and discover ways you and your family can have a positive impact on our community.

Zone B: Downtown Phoenix • University Center (UCENT) | First Floor | Lobby


Craft Time - Painting Justice

Join ASU Law for a gavel-painting workshop at Open Door. All materials will be provided, so all you need to bring is your creativity!

Zone C: Downtown Phoenix • Beus Center For Law And Society (BCLS) | First Floor | W. P. Carey Foundation Armstrong Great Hall


Future Builder

Can you create a sustainable future city? Future Builder introduces the three pillars of sustainability — society, economy and environment — and allows participants to consider the trade-offs associated with building different things, especially the high cost and relative scarcity of valuable resources.

Zone B: Downtown Phoenix • University Center (UCENT) | First Floor | Lobby

Student Life

Kidding Around

This event is for all ages to come out and enjoy being a kid. Join us at Civic Space Park for inflatables, Karaoke, a service project, and more.

Zone A: Downtown Phoenix • Civic Space (CIVIC) Outdoors | Civic Space Park and Student Center

Natural Science

Elephant Toothpaste

Watch a volcano of foam generate right before your eyes! This chemistry experiment, often called “Elephant Toothpaste,” and another called “Lava Lamp” will delight kids and kid-minded adults alike!

Zone B: Downtown Phoenix • University Center (UCENT) | Third Floor | 379

Natural Science

CSI: Phoenix

Investigate real cadavers, organs, and cadaver plastinates! Think “Body Worlds” but less dramatic and less gory.

Zone B: Downtown Phoenix • University Center (UCENT) | Third Floor | 383

Student Life

Admission 101

Special Hours: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Join us for ASU Admission 101 during Open Door. This session will guide you through the process of your college search and offer advice to find the right fit college or university. You will receive helpful information about the admission process, and get an edge in learning about scholarships and financial aid. Our experienced admission representatives will share helpful questions and tips to consider in the college search process. Come learn about the ASU student experience, and what it means to be a Sun Devil. This must attend session will help guide you on the right path to attending college.

Zone B: Downtown Phoenix • Cronkite/8 (CRONK) | First Floor | 122


Let’s Make Wild Kratts Hats

With some bowls, plates and imagination let’s make some Wild Kratts Hats!

Zone B: Downtown Phoenix • Cronkite/8 (CRONK) | Sixth Floor | Studio A

Health & Wellness

ASU Staff Council

Through service to students and in support of university function, staff members in all areas play an important role in creating the New American University. The ASU Staff Council serves as a collective voice to ensure this kind of environment is a part of the university's culture. Some of the ways Staff Council works to accomplish this is by enhancing university communications, providing recommendations for improving the working climate and promoting professional development opportunities.

Zone B: Downtown Phoenix • University Center (UCENT) | First Floor | Lobby

Social Science

Groovy Communication Game Show

Don’t be square, join the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts for a trip to the groovy 1960s and participate in our version of a far-out, old-school TV Game Show all about how humans communicate in 2019. Test your knowledge of fun facts and some misconceptions about human communication in our modern era. It would be outta sight if you all come play! Get ready for some light and sound effects, and buzzers to bring out your game playing spirit. GREAT FOR TEENS AND ADULTS!

Zone C: Downtown Phoenix • Arizona Center (AZCNTR) | Third Floor | Room 383


Be a news anchor

Reading a teleprompter is not as easy as TV News anchors make it look. You'll have your chance to sit at the news desk.

Zone B: Downtown Phoenix • Cronkite/8 (CRONK) | Sixth Floor | Cronkite News Studio


EFFICIENCY: It’s a bird! No, it’s a train!

In this activity, learn how a bird inspired an engineer to build a faster, quieter and more efficient bullet train. Over 3.8 billion years, nature has found efficient solutions to move and live on land, through the air or under the sea. When we look to nature to improve the things we make, it’s called “biomimicry. After completing this activity, you will be awarded a Transportation station recipe card. Collect all six recipe cards and you will be recognized as a Sustainability Super Hero and be awarded a prize pack!

Zone B: Downtown Phoenix • University Center (UCENT) | First Floor | Lobby


Solar Amusement Park

Students are introduced to the world of creative engineering product design. Students choose a theme park ride that they want to build that is run ONLY by a solar panel and simple motor. As students begin by defining the problem, they learn to recognize the need, identify a target population, relate to the project and identify its requirements and constraints. They then create and test prototypes, and re-design to optimize their solutions.

Zone C: Downtown Phoenix • Taylor Place (TALRPLACE) Outdoors | Taylor Street

Health & Wellness

Thinking on Your Feet

Is your brain smarter when you're sitting or standing? Test your brain power to see how you think on your feet.

Zone C: Downtown Phoenix • Health South (HLTHS) Outdoors | Tent, 2nd Street & Taylor Place

Health & Wellness

Popcorn Bar!

Come create your own gourmet packet of popcorn.

Zone C: Downtown Phoenix • Health North (HLTHN) Outdoors | Plaza


Westward Ho Artists Collective Group Show & Arts Activity

The Westward Ho Artists Collective presents an art show with a wide range of mediums, materials, and techniques. Join the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy in the Concho Room for stress relief, fun and creative expression while we sketch, color and enjoy a selection of art books. Features pattern coloring pages and mandala coloring pages. Kid and adult friendly!”

Zone B: Downtown Phoenix • University Center (UCENT) | Second Floor | Mezzanine Level