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Polytechnic Campus Activities

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 | 1–5 p.m.


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 A: Polytechnic • Academic Center (CNTR) Outdoors | Backus Mall, Northeast of the Academic Center Building.


Wheel of Destiny

Spin the Wheel of Destiny to discover which of our 25 disciplines within the Fulton Schools of Engineering is right for you! Meet members of the Fulton Schools Recruitment team to learn how you can join our programs!

Zone A: Polytechnic • Technology Center (TECH) | First Floor | Lobby


Software Engineering in your everyday life

Come and learn how Software Engineering influences your daily life and where it’s hidden. Visitors can discover different places where Software Engineering is a part of our life. You can see, interact, test and change a variety of example projects to get a special glimpse inside this fascinating Software Engineering realm: Make things move, make a light come on with your body heat, change websites… all done through software.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Peralta Hall (PRLTA) | First Floor | 145


Balloon Animal Artist

Aliens, animals and more...Please come by and receive a fantastic balloon model by the wonderful balloon artists.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Agribusiness Center (AGBC) | First Floor | Lobby


Buttons and Bookmarks @ Poly Library

Ever wonder how a button is made? Well, you can find out by making one of your own at the Polytechnic Library! You can choose from pre-made graphics or create your own design, then use the tool to complete the button. There will also be an opportunity to create your own owl bookmark. While you’re there, take a moment to wander around the library to check out the photographic artistry of both Jim Fike and the ASU Photography Club.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Academic Center (CNTR) | Lower Level | Polytechnic Library

Student Life

ASU Admission 101

Special Hours: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m

Join us for 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 A: Polytechnic • Aravaipa Auditorium (ARAVA) | First Floor | 110

Student Life

Make a Keychain

Do you LOVE ASU? Show everyone how much by making an "ASU #1" beaded keychain in the Student Union.

Zone B: Polytechnic • Student Union (UNION) | First Floor | Student Union

Natural Science

Writers, Rockets and More!

Writers, Rockets and More! The sky's the limit, let your writing, your rocket and senses soar! Join University Academic Success Programs to write creatively, construct soda straw rockets and play our mystery balloon sensory game.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Academic Center (CNTR) | First Floor | 160

Natural Science

Biology: The Living World

Are you fascinated by animals and plants? Come check out our collection of live animals and skeletal animal remains. Learn more about butterfly development and diversity. You can also become Jack and plant your beanstalk to take home and watch grow!

Zone A: Polytechnic • Santan Hall (SANTN) | Second Floor | 201


Aircraft Jet Engine Laboratory

Come see jet engines at the ASU Aviation Programs Aircraft Powerplants Lab! Visitors will see and learn about different types of aircraft engines and their operation.

Zone C: Polytechnic • Simulator Building (SIM) | First Floor | 121


Small-Scale Formula Electric Design

Come see some of the engineering concepts involved in designing an electric race car applied to a small scale remote controller car. Control the car using Bluetooth software and see the real-time data collection on a laptop displaying acceleration, obstacle detection, and cardinal orientation of the vehicle.

Zone B: Polytechnic • Student Union (UNION) Outdoors | Cooley Ballroom A


Human Systems Engineering Labs: Driving Simulator and More!

Human Systems Engineering (HSE) combines engineering and psychology to design technology that works for real people. HSE classes and research span a wide variety of topics such as aviation, cybersecurity, healthcare, learning, product development, sports, teamwork, usability, and more! Visit our labs to meet students and faculty in this exciting program! Visit the Driving Simulator to learn about designing and testing car features for drivers, and visit other nearby HSE labs to learn about educational technology, human-robot interaction, and multitasking.

Zone C: Polytechnic • Simulator Building (SIM) | First Floor | Simulator Building 1st floor hallway


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: Polytechnic • Student Union (UNION) Outdoors | Lobby/Patio



Stop by ASU’s Print and Imaging Lab for a SUPER time learning about how all of our innovative machines work. During your visit, you’ll get to collect awesome heroic gear, made right before your very eyes, like masks, coloring books, and even some limited-edition trading cards. Don’t forget to show off your powers at the photo booth station!

Zone A: Polytechnic • Technology Center (TECH) | First Floor | 114,115,118


Creative Reinvention

Can you guess what recycled material various items are made from? During this challenge, you will learn about the concept of a circular economy and see creative, clever and surprising examples of pre- and post-consumer recycling.

Zone B: Polytechnic • Student Union (UNION) Outdoors | Lobby, near Starbucks


Aviation Programs Flight Simulator Demonstration

Visitors will see demonstrations of flight in several types of flight simulators used to train pilots. Desktop flight simulators will be available for participants to use to learn how airplanes takeoff and land!

Zone C: Polytechnic • Simulator Building (SIM) | First Floor | 139, 141, 144


Co-extrusion of various particles

Co-axial extrusion of PMMA infused TiO2 particles using 3d printed nozzle. This activity will help to learn about co-extrusion of 2 particles and create a new filament which will have different physical and chemical properties and will be used for various application.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Technology Center (TECH) | First Floor | Innovation Hub


Now "That's Entertainment!"

Led by faculty member James Barnard, this activity will consist of an open rehearsal for a new comedy/mystery play written by one of our very own Poly students. It will be a wonderful experience showcasing the talents of our students!

Zone B: Polytechnic • Applied Arts Pavilion (AAPAV) Outdoors | Amphitheater

Student Life

Minute to Win It with Barrett, the Honors College

Do you watch television game shows and think to yourself, "I could do that?" Well now is your chance! Join Barrett, The Honors College for Minute to Win It, based on the highly popular NBC TV game show. The aim of the game is to perform several tasks with simple, household items. Each one of these "Minute To Win It" games is a classic and will encourage participants to think creatively - making for great entertainment for kids and parents alike!

Zone A: Polytechnic • Academic Center (CNTR) | First Floor | Suite 145


Design4U with AISSS

Visitors will learn about American Indian Student Support Services programs and engage in a hands-on jewelry making activity!

Zone A: Polytechnic • Academic Center (CNTR) | Lower Level | 081

Natural Science

Fun with Chemistry

Filling up a balloon with your mouth is boring! Come and see how a scientist does it with a chemical reaction. You can also make your own Alka-Seltzer® lava lamp. Finally, you'll be able to use chromatography techniques to separate the dyes in Sharpie pens and create a colorful art piece to take home!

Zone A: Polytechnic • Santan Hall (SANTN) | Second Floor | 211


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: Polytechnic • Student Union (UNION) | First Floor | Lobby, near Starbucks

Natural Science

Sling Shot into Space

Have you ever wondered how far and how fast a rocket can fly? With the help of our physics instructors, have fun building a model rocket, launch and learn the physics behind it as you compete against a friend! Join us to see how far and how fast your rocket can fly! There will be prizes for the winners!

Zone A: Polytechnic • Santan Hall (SANTN) | Second Floor | 210

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 A: Polytechnic • Academic Center (CNTR) | First Floor | Career and Professional Development Services Office


Play the InfoTech Game!

Learn about Information Technology through playing the InfoTech Game! Help the data packet go over the network and reach the big data center while using security shields to avoid hacker attacks! Designed for middle and elementary school age groups, but all age groups are welcome!

Zone A: Polytechnic • Santan Hall (SANTN) | First Floor | 135


Soft Robotics (Lab open doors)

The ASU Bio-Inspired Mechatronics Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory that focuses on research and development of biologically inspired mechatronic technologies. Our current focus is to discover engineering principles and designs that will guide the development of entirely new approaches for wearable assistive devices and soft robotics with the goal to transform patient care and human activity. Stop by for demos from our graduate students,.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Technology Center (TECH) | First Floor | TECH 183

Natural Science

STEM Experience

ASU Preparatory Academy is an ASU high school right on the Polytechnic campus. Come walk in the footsteps of a student experimenting in the STEM Lab and put your science knowledge to the test. There will be door prizes for the first 50 visitors!

Zone C: Polytechnic • Sacaton Hall (SACTN) | First Floor | 7330 E Innovation Way South Mesa, AZ 85212

Student Life

Experience ASU Online Through Augmented Reality

ASU Online will share an augmented reality experience to show participants some of the innovations ASU is employing to deliver a premium online college experience. The experience will offer a unique perspective into a day in the life of our online students - showcasing the relationships and technologies that are the foundation of all of our programs.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Santan Hall (SANTN) | Second Floor | 220


Sun Devil Racing

Come check out Sun Devil Racing, one of the many student organizations on the Polytechnic Campus! Feel free to ask members how to join the team.

Zone C: Polytechnic • Simulator Building (SIM) | First Floor | LAB 131

Student Life

Living the Res. Hall Life w/ Popcorn, Snow cones, and Tours

University Housing will be providing popcorn, snow cones, and tours of Century Hall to show guests what it is like to live like a college student at ASU. With tasty treats and tours lead by our University Housing student leaders, this will show case the first year residential college experience.

Zone B: Polytechnic • Century Hall (CNTRY) | First Floor | Lobby & Group Study