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Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 | 1–5 p.m.

Engineering

Human Systems Engineering Lab Tours

The Human Systems Engineering program is opening its doors to all who would like to learn more about what we do. HSE combines engineering and psychology to design systems to work better for people. Our labs conduct research to improve areas such as education, transportation, teamwork, and aviation by understanding the human's role in these systems.

Zone B: Polytechnic • Santa Catalina Hall (SANCA) | First Floor | Hallway

Natural Science

Flying Pans with Van de Graaff

Come watch the pie pans flying. Participants will watch the pie pans flying off the Van de Graaff dome. A physics instructor will place the pans on top of the Van de Graph sphere. Turn on the Van de Graaff generator and watch it take off! Let the physicist explain why this happens.

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

Student Life

Little Sun Devil Graduate Photos by GradImages

Get your little Sun Devil ready for their close-up and take mock graduation photos. Put on a cap & gown and have their photo taken by GradImages' professional photographers. FREE digital copies of the photos will be emailed approximately 48 hours after the event.

Zone B: Polytechnic • Student Union (UNION) Outdoors | Lawn

Engineering

Explore IT

Explore the IT field and the wonderful things you can do with it!

Zone A: Polytechnic • Peralta Hall (PRLTA) | First Floor | 120

Natural Science

Create A Mirage

Don’t trick the eye nor fool the brain. Come and explore the optical illusions and create your own Mirage. With the help of Physics instructor participants will place any small object or objects in the lower mirror, taking care to center them. Objects that can be used like: a ring, marbles, coins, buttons, flowers …etc. Set the upper mirror on top. Participants will be asked to reach with their hand to the object and share their observation. Come and join our physics team to explain how this works.

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

Natural Science

Writers, Rockets, and More!

Writers, Rockets, and More! The sky's the limit, so let your writing, your rocket, and senses soar! Join University Academic Success Programs to write creatively, construct soda straw rockets, and learn about surface tension!

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

Engineering

Create. Code. Design. Build. Engineer!

Join K12 Engineering Outreach and Education in exploring the many ways you can be an engineer! Build the tallest tower, the strongest bridge, or the biggest catapult! The world is yours, and Fulton is here to help you make it.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Peralta Hall (PRLTA) | First Floor | 132, 135, 145

Engineering

Arizona Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

The Arizona Junior Science and Humanities Symposium is holding its state finals for grades 9 – 12 students giving exciting oral presentations on their STEM research. Presentations will be from 8 AM – 3 PM, and are free and open to the public!

Schedule: 8 AM - 11:45 AM (round 1 oral presentations) and 1 PM - 3 PM (round 2 oral presentations)

Zone A: Polytechnic • Agribusiness Center (AGBC) | First Floor | 112, 115, 118, 134, 140

Humanities

A Celebration of Writing

Join ASU students as they lead a series of fun writing activities. Information about ASU's new writing website and journal for youth will also be shared. All are welcome!

Zone B: Polytechnic • Santa Catalina Hall (SANCA) | First Floor | 130

Natural Science

Discover the Microscopic World of Algae

A variety of algae will be on display that is currently being researched at ASU Polytechnic's Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation. Dive in with a microscope and discover the kaleidoscope of shapes and colors of the individual algae cells. Observe and identify the "invaders" who love to eat our algae!

Zone A: Polytechnic • Peralta Hall (PRLTA) | First Floor | 130

Student Life

Living the Residential Hall Life

Interested in seeing what it's like to live in college housing? University Housing will be providing popcorn 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 showcase the first-year residential college experience.

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

Engineering

Innovation Hub Maker's Lab

Come check out the exciting Innovation Hub Maker's Lab! It is full of specialty equipment such as lasers and 3D printers and more. Everything one needs to prototype your ideas is here! See the machines in action!

Zone A: Polytechnic • Technology Center (TECH) | First Floor | 199

Natural Science

Rep the Prep!

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 | Entryway

Student Life

Committee for Campus Inclusion @ The Polytechnic Campus

The Committee for Campus Inclusion (CCI) works to create a positive, harmonious campus environment that celebrates individual and group diversity, promotes individualism, provides information to the campus community, and resolves issues in such a manner as to respect all persons and their dignity. Visit us to learn about the many inclusive programs, projects, organizations, and events -- a fundamental part of the ASU Charter -- for our Polytechnic Campus community!

Zone B: Polytechnic • Student Union (UNION) Outdoors | West Lawn

Engineering

Rossum Rumblers Robotics Club: Robot Demos and Paper Rockets Activity

Visit the Rossum Rumblers Robotics Club on the Polytechnic Campus to watch various robot demos and get a chance to make and launch a paper rocket!

Zone C: Polytechnic • Simulator Building (SIM) | First Floor | 153

Student Life

Experience ASU

Special Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Join us to learn about admission, scholarships and financial aid, student housing, and ways to get involved. You will also go on a student-led walking tour of campus with a Devils’ Advocate. This two-hour visit will give you an overview of the admission process and a peak at what it’s like to be a Sun Devil. Sign up here: https://visit.asu.edu/schedule.

Schedule: 11:00 a.m Admission Presentation 11:30 a.m. Campus Tour

Zone A: Polytechnic • Picacho Hall (PICHO) | Lower Level | 150

Student Life

Summer Experiences and College Exploration

Find a major, degree program and potential summer program that fits you with me3, an online interactive major and career quiz. Easily explore majors and careers that fit your interests and passions. In addition to the interactive app, students and families will be able to interact in hands on activities and explore summer program opportunities with Access ASU staff members and students.

Zone B: Polytechnic • Santa Catalina Hall (SANCA) Outdoors | Breezeway

Engineering

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

Natural Science

Bubble Festival

Come have fun with flying bubbles using the Van de Graaff. A physicist will start the Van de Graaff building a charge. Participants can come and blow soap bubbles around it and watch what happens to those bubbles and with the help of a physics instructor will learn the concepts. Participants can play multiple times and have fun with flying bubbles.

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

Engineering

Hands on Robotics Demonstration with Desert WAVE

Learn how the students of Desert WAVE (Women in Autonomous Vehicle Engineering) created an award-winning autonomous submarine using skills they learned in the classroom! Participate in fun robotics activities and test drive their remotely operated robo-spider built by members of the team!

Zone A: Polytechnic • Peralta Hall (PRLTA) | First Floor | 120

Natural Science

Lava Lamp

Oil and water do not mix with each other. Water is made up of highly charged, hydrophilic compounds while oil is made up of long chains of carbon that are hydrophobic. Furthermore, the oil will float on top of the water because it is less dense. The Alka-Seltzer tablet reacts with the water making carbon dioxide gas. These bubbles attach themselves to the colored water and float to the surface. When the bubbles pop, the color sinks back to the bottom of the bottle. In this activity you can find out how to make your own Alka-Seltzer® lava lamp

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

Social Science

iCount 2020 US Census in Mesa

Are you a Mesa resident? Take the Mesa Census Pledge! $3,195 is the estimated amount that Arizona and Mesa residents benefit for each person counted in the 2020 U.S. Census. That's over $31,000 over ten years for local education, healthcare, road and public safety. Census Day is April 1, 2020!

Zone B: Polytechnic • Student Union (UNION) Outdoors | West Lawn

Natural Science

The Human Body

Have you ever wondered what's inside your body? Come look at preserved animal organs plus play with some interactive 3D models. Put your knowledge and puzzle skills to the test with our skull model races! Come take pictures with our dressed up skeletons in our selfie station.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Santan Hall (SANTN) | Second Floor | 202

Engineering

Aircraft Structures Lab & Remote Controlled Simulation

Come join the ASU Aviation Programs in the aircraft structures lab to learn about aerodynamics and how remote controlled aircraft are built! Remote controlled aircraft and unmanned aerial system simulators will be available to try your hand at piloting.

Zone C: Polytechnic • Simulator Building (SIM) | First Floor | 125

Student Life

Social Life of a Barrett Student

Come experience how fun it is to be a Barrett student! We will have some of our students' favorite activities: therapy dogs, making crafts, henna artist, face painting, Minute-To-Win-It Games, prizes, and a photo booth to capture the fun. We will have current students able to give more information on why they love being a Barrett student at ASU's Polytechnic Campus.

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

Engineering

Baja Sun Devil Racing

Come join Baja Sun Devil Racing in Sim!

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

Art/Design

Printeractive

The future of print is coming, and ASU is more than ready for it! Come to experience the Arizona State University Print & Imaging Lab through interactive art exhibits and activities. We'll show you how print can impact the world! Come on in and make your mark on the future of print -- and explore how the world of printed media can also be environmentally sustainable.

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

Engineering

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

Natural Science

Blurring the Lines Between Fantasy and Reality: STEAM Panels and Q&A

Sun Devil STEAMcomm is a graduate student organization that loves answering people's questions about the world while simultaneously using science, technology, engineering, art, and math to bring the world of pop culture into reality! Join us for four panels where we'll be answering your burning questions about STEAM in video games, movies, and the real world! (Schedule: 1 PM: STEAM 101-How to Get Into STEAM; 2 PM: From Mario to Fortnight-STEAM in Video Games; 3 PM: Flux Capacitors and Iron Man Suits: Crazy Engineering in Pop Culture; and 4 PM: Who Would Win-Solving Epic Pop Culture Debates with STEAM)

Schedule: 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM

Zone A: Polytechnic • Picacho Hall (PICHO) | First Floor | 150

Sustainability

Solutionsville, A.S.U.!

As a global leaders in sustainability ASU's faculty are solving for challenges around the world. Solutionsville A.S.U. showcases some of the many ways ASU is creating a stronger future for our planet and people. Discover how our faculty are connecting people to energy opportunities, restoring our atmosphere, empowering remote island communities and conserving our natural spaces.

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

Sustainability

Toss It Out!

Recycling can be confusing, yet rewarding! Come toss out some items with us and discover a few simple solutions for a more sustainable future.

Zone B: Polytechnic • Student Union (UNION) Outdoors | Lawn

Social Science

Slime and Social Growth

Giggles, smiles, eye contact, and laughter often times produce social growth. Guests will learn about social growth and emotional health as they play with edible slime! We encourage everyone to take their slime home to continue the fun with their families.

Zone B: Polytechnic • Applied Arts Pavilion (AAPAV) | First Floor | Black Box Theater Lobby

Engineering

Air Traffic Control and Radar Simulation

Ever wonder what it would be like to be an air traffic controller? Come find out at the ASU Aviation Programs air traffic control simulators! Visitors will experience air traffic control simulation of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and learn how air traffic controllers keep thousands of airplanes safe everyday.

Zone C: Polytechnic • Simulator Building (SIM) | Second Floor | 264/225

Social Science

The Real CSI!

Ever wondered how police officers solve crimes? Visit our fun activity to learn about some of the tools and techniques the Police use to put bad guys in jail! Kids and families will also be able to hang out and talk to ASU police officers, grab some treats, and even have a chance to take their own fun mug-shot. Come on over!

Zone B: Polytechnic • Student Union (UNION) Outdoors | West Lawn

Social Science

Army ROTC Pull-up Bars

The Sun Devil Battalion at ASU is one of the premier Army Reserve Officer's Training Corps (ROTC) programs in the country. We will be showcasing all of the exciting opportunities that our Cadets take advantage of on the road to becoming outstanding Army officers. Children can enjoy a pull-up competition, football toss and much more. High school students and their parents can learn about scholarship opportunities, extracurricular activities, officer career choices, and cultural programs that are available to our Cadets. Stop by our display to find out more!

Zone B: Polytechnic • Student Union (UNION) Outdoors | West Lawn

Business

Spin the Wheel

Spin the Wheel - Come on by Agribusiness Center to spin the wheel, answer some questions and win some prizes .

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

Natural Science

How High Will Your Helicopter Fly

Join us in the Polytechnic Library to make your own paper helicopter. Test the effect of wind and gravity in our ASU Library wind tunnel. All ages are welcome.

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

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

Natural Science

Explore the Illusion with Mirrors

Come and join us to explore the optical illusions with the concave and convex mirrors displayed. Have you wondered why you image changes when you look at yourself in a concave or a convex mirror? Have you also wondered how far you can stand in front of a concave mirror before your image disappears? With the assistance of a physics instructor the image formation can be explained and will guide participants to measure how far away they can stand before their image disappears.

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

Business

Balloon Animals

Stop by the Agribusiness Center to visit our awesome balloon artists that will create balloon art for you to take home.

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

Sustainability

Salt River Project: Delivering Water and Power

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 games highlighting 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: Polytechnic • Student Union (UNION) Outdoors | West Lawn

Engineering

Wheel of Destiny

Spin the Wheel of Destiny to find the Fulton Schools degree program for you! Visit our booth to talk to the FSE student recruitment team to learn about admission into the Fulton Schools and ASU.

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

Student Life

Key Chain & Loom Band Bracelet Making

Show off your ASU Spirit with a DIY Maroon & Gold Key Chain or Loom Band Bracelet

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

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. Come look at life in a new perspective…under a microscope! Check out different plants and object under the microscope. Be like Jack, and plant your own beanstalk to take home and watch grow! We also have a coloring station to give the little ones a break while they color different aquatic protozoa.

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

Natural Science

Fill up a Balloon with a chemical reaction

Use baking soda and vinegar to create a chemical reaction that gives off gas as a product. Vinegar is a solution of acetic acid. It reacts with baking soda, sodium bicarbonate, to produce carbon dioxide gas and an aqueous solution of sodium acetate.

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

Natural Science

Magician's Secrets Revealed

Magician's can't reveal the secrets of their magic but physics can. Come and let our physicists show you how the trick of pulling the tablecloth out from under the dishes works. You can practice doing it with some less breakable things and amaze your friends

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

Art/Design

Make Your Own Button

Back by popular demand! Join us in the Polytechnic Library to create a pinback button that is uniquely yours. Choose from a design that you can color or create your own design then learn how to use the button-making machine. All ages are welcome.

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

Natural Science

Animals and Plants of the Sonoran Desert

Are you fascinated by desert animals or plants? Well come see some wildlife! We’ll have some animal skins and skulls for you to look and learn from. ABS students will be showcasing their undergraduate experiences to display all the things happening at the Polytechnic campus.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Agribusiness Center (AGBC) | First Floor | 122

Natural Science

Paper Chromatography

Separation of colors found in plants, such as spinach, is a process used by scientists to determine what vitamins they contain. You can perform this same experiment and create a colorful artwork separating the different colors of ink in a sharpie marker using chromatography.

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

Engineering

Human Systems Engineering: Future Problem Solvers

What is Human Systems Engineering? Come meet students and faculty in the Human Systems Engineering program to learn how we bridge psychology and engineering to make technology work for people! Learn about jobs in user-centered design, user experience, product design, human factors, ergonomics, and more. Visitors will participate in a quick brainstorming activity to imagine solving important world problems using engineering and psychology.

Zone B: Polytechnic • Student Union (UNION) Outdoors | West Lawn

Engineering

Sun Devil Motorsports - Electric

Come see what ASU's newest and only full electric vehicle competition team is working on! Learn about how engineering principles are applied to build a competitive formula style race car and experience it for yourself!

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

Natural Science

Spark with Van de Graaff

Have you ever questioned why you spark a shock when reaching to flip the light switch in a room with new carpet. Come and feel the spark from a Van de Graaff and let the ASU physics instructor demonstrate the physics behind it. My Van de Graaff generator will create sparks about 10 to 12 inches in length. A Physics instructor will place their hand on the Van de Graaff then turn on the Van de Graaff and asks participants to join and hold hands to feel the spark and have fun sparking a friend.

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

Engineering

Learn how humans team with robots

See some of the labs associated with Human Systems Engineering and the Center for Human, Artificial Intelligence, and Robot Teaming including synthetic agents for drone crews, robots and humans doing search and rescue in a MineCraft environment, Army concepts for robotic tanks, and detecting workload of Air Traffic Controllers.

Zone C: Polytechnic • Interdisciplinary Science And Technology Building III (ISTB3) | First Floor | 167

Engineering

Software Engineering: take an inteactive and fun walk through our degree program

Come visit us to see what Software Engineering has to offer in our degree program in a fun and interactive walk through of our undergraduate program. Play with robots, solve problems, test a software, and have fun with Software Engineering

Zone A: Polytechnic • Peralta Hall (PRLTA) | Second Floor | 213

Natural Science

Sling Shot Into Space

Have you ever wondered how far and how fast can a rocket fly? With the Help of our ASU Physics instructors, let’s have fun building a model rocket, learn the physics behind it, launch it, and compete against a friend or a family member to see how far and how fast yours can fly!!! Prizes for the winner!!!

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

Business

Soda Taste Test

Soda Tasting - Are your taste buds up for a challenge? Stop by the Soda Tasting booth to see if you can identify certain sodas!

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