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Polytechnic Campus Activities

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 | 1–5 p.m.



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

Natural Science

Human Anatomy

Have you ever wondered what's inside your body? Come view preserved animal organs plus interactive 3D models of the human eye, heart, and inner ear. Put your knowledge to the test with our skull races! Be the fastest in your group to put together a model skull!

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


Human Systems Engineering Labs: CHART and XLab

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 CHART to learn about humans and robots working in teams together! Visit XLab to learn about state of the art usability testing and sensors!

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


Air Powered Paper Rockets

Do you like explosions? So do we, but they won't let us do that. So let's launch a rocket! Come see who can build the rocket that will go the highest with nothing but paper and tape.

Zone C: Polytechnic • Sun Devil Fitness Complex (SDFCP) Outdoors | walkway outside of SDFCP


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

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


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


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


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


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

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

Social Science

Keep Calm and Psych On

Have you ever wondered why you hate eating vegetables? You may be a supertaster! Enter the world of psychology as we conduct cool taste experiments (where lemons will taste like lemonade, sugar will taste like sand, etc.), and demonstrate some client-counselor interactions. Psychology has an impact on every aspect of our lives so come join us and discover the fascinating world of the mind and behavior!

Zone A: Polytechnic • Santan Hall (SANTN) | First Floor | 122


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

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

Natural Science

Applied Biological Sciences

Are you fascinated by reptiles? Well come see some live ones! Learn all about the current ABS research and undergraduate projects happening at the Polytechnic campus.

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


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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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



See a Maker's Lab in action. Assorted Lasers, 3D Pritner and other equipment students use to design, prototype and build their design projects each semester. Engineering and Art unite!

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

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


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

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 face painting, 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


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


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