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Downtown Phoenix Campus Activities

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 | 1–5 p.m.

Sustainability

Resource Innovation Solutions Network

Do you have a great idea to reduce the amount of waste that goes to our landfills? If so, we invite you to share it. Explore how you can turn trash into something valuable and explore what it takes to become an entrepreneur. The RISN Incubator is a business accelerator for entrepreneurs to new ways to use waste with the goal of moving a circular economy. 

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

Engineering

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

Health & Wellness

Audio and Speech Activities

Do you want to learn how to spell your name only using your fingers? Or do you want to play Jenga and make cool sounds while doing it? Join us to learn about the different ways audiology and speech impact your life!

Zone C: Downtown Phoenix • Health North (HLTHN) Outdoors | 2nd Street

Engineering

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

Natural Science

Microbes: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Explore the microbes that live on you and in you! Learn how they can keep you healthy or make you sick. Investigate the effects of antibiotics on bacterial growth and discover how bacteria become resistant to them. Learn how to culture microbes safely in the laboratory, and see real microbes magnified over 1000 times their actual size! Finally, observe the effects of molds and bacteria on common food items and see how they’re used in industrial applications.

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

Social Science

Meditation

Stress is increasingly gaining attention in the U.S. as well as around the world for the detrimental health effects it produces. Meditation is gaining attention worldwide with the emergence of promising data showing how the simple act of being aware can deregulate the body’s stress response - leading to a happier and healthier life. This presentation highlights the stress response physically and psychologically as well as applicable meditation practices to deregulate stressful triggers in our personal and professional lives. Make sure to come by, it will be both entertaining and educational!

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

Engineering

Beam into a robot

Learn to drive the Cronkite School's robot, Scotty. This “virtual presence device” allows you to be somewhere without actually being there. Cronkite uses it for tours, conferences, classroom visits, training and even interviews.

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

Sustainability

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

Engineering

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

Health & Wellness

Are You Fitter Than a 5th Grader?

Do some simple exercise tests to find out how fit you are.

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

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

Student Life

Coloring and BioDots: Let's Learn To De-Stress!!!

Come visit our table to find helpful ways to relax and de-stress, which include coloring uniquely designed mandalas. Try a Biodot to help you find out your mood in the moment. Learn skills to relax more readily in your every day life!

Zone A: Downtown Phoenix • Post Office (POST) Outdoors | Student Center Patio

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

Sustainability

Salt River Project: Wild About Sustainability!

As part of our commitment to the communities we serve, SRP has partnered with Arizona State University to reward and celebrate sustainability solutions. Discover how SRP delivers more than water and power through an interactive museum display highlighting Arizona wildlife as well as their partnership with ASU and families like yours. Learn how you can make changes in your home that will create a better future for all.
 

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

Humanities

Get Creative With The Greats!

Families are invited to explore some of the great thinkers Honors students discuss in the Human Event course. Join us in making Plato's Play-doh, shaking things up Shakespeare's Shakers, clowning around with Socrates Sock Puppets, and soaring the skies with Aristotle's Airplanes!

Zone B: Downtown Phoenix • University Center (UCENT) | First Floor | The Barrett Suite - UCENT 162

Culture/Language

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

Health & Wellness

Free Hearing Screenings

Get your hearing checked! Audiology graduate clinicians will be providing free hearing screenings. Stop by the Speech and Hearing Clinic to sign up. This free hearing screening is available to anyone ages 5 and up.

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

Humanities

Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation

The ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation and the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association invite you to “Change the World Through Plinko,” by playing this interactive game that encourages participants of all ages to make a difference in your community! Also, learn about ASU Lodestar Center programs and initiatives that will help you accelerate your own social impact.

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

Art/Design

Picture Opportunity

Have you ever wanted to be on the other side of the Supreme Court bench? Now is your chance! Please join ASU Law at Open Door for an opportunity to take your photo behind the same bench the Arizona Supreme Court justices use.

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

Art/Design

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

Natural Science

Create Matter as a Mad Scientist!

In a matter of seconds, our organic chemists will mix solutions to create industrial-quality nylon threads. They are eager to assist if you would like to make them yourself! Also, explore how large-scale production could contribute to the decline of coral reefs. (Gloves will be provided, but no need to worry — our chemistry lab students use these solutions all the time.)

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

Health & Wellness

Wheel of Wellness

Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Visit us to spin the Wheel of Wellness and win a prize to enhance your health.

Zone C: Downtown Phoenix • Health North (HLTHN) | First Floor | Lobby

Health & Wellness

Healthy Snacks from the ASU Downtown Nutrition Garden

ASU students from the Cultivate Garden Club and Nutrition faculty will provide tours of our campus garden and demonstrate how to prepare healthy snacks using the Garden’s vegetables and herbs. Yummy samples will be offered!

Zone C: Downtown Phoenix • Health North (HLTHN) Outdoors | 2nd Street

Sustainability

Sustainability Super Hero

You have the power to create a better world for all living things! Come and explore the many ways you can change your behavior and influence your community for the better.

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

Art/Design

Daniel Tiger Puppet Making

Come make puppets with us, and enter a land of “Make-Believe” and play around the Daniel the Tiger trolley cut out.

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

Student Life

Access ASU, me3, College and Career Exploration

Please join us at the Access ASU table for information on college readiness. Visitors will get the opportunity to take me3, an online interactive major and career quiz, play a game for a chance to win one of our amazing giveaways and find out more about how to get prepared for college and your future career!

Zone B: Downtown Phoenix • Cronkite/8 (CRONK) Outdoors | Taylor Mall

Art/Design

Open Studios: Grant Street Studios

Grant Street Studios (605 East Grant Street) houses the private studios and shared workspaces of MFA studio art graduate students at ASU. With around 65 graduates, media include painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, wood, jewelry, intermedia, and fibers. Artists will have their doors open to visitors with multiple exhibitions throughout the space. The Art Grads (TAG) is a student organization representing the graduate art students in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University.

Off • Grant Street Studios | First Floor | 605 East Grant Street

Culture/Language

Thunderbird Global Village

Pack your bags as Thunderbird School of Global Management is taking you on a global adventure! Grab a passport, work your way through our interactive continent stations where you will learn about art, language and music from various countries and submit your completed passport for a prize at the conclusion of your trip.

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

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

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

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