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Polytechnic Campus Activities

Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 | 4–9 p.m.

Engineering

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 | Southside, on Sun Devil Mall

Health & Wellness

Human Anatomy

There will be models of the human skeleton and muscular anatomy; microscopic views of cells; interactive 3D models of the eye, heart and inner ear for young explorers and preserved organ specimens (animal) for the older ones to observe!

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

Engineering

INNOVATION HUB

The Innovation Hub is an interactive Maker's Lab used by students to build their projects throughout the year. Through the use of Lasers, 3D Printers, CNC Wood Routers and more, students are able to build most anything they need. Come and see the lasers and printers in action.

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

Engineering

Aviation Programs Flight Simulators

The Aviation Programs will have several flight simulators on display for participants to tour through.

Zone C: Polytechnic • Simulator Building (SIM) | First Floor | Room 139

Business

Root Beer Taste Test

Hires? A&W? Shasta? Generic? Can you really tell the difference? Do you purchase only name brand items, or do you prefer the store brands? Participate in a root beer taste test and give us your opinion! Learn how food marketers use taste tests and experiments to determine consumers’ preferences while enjoying some refreshing root beer!

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

Student Life

Life-Size Legos

Come put your building skills to the test by using our Life-Size Legos to build some fun and funky creations! We will have sets of jumbo building blocks available for participants to play around with and show off their unique constructions.

Zone B: Polytechnic • Century Hall (CNTRY) Outdoors | Century Hall Courtyard

Sustainability

Water Roll

You decide where our water should go! The Colorado River supplies water to seven states, including Arizona. In this interactive game, participants use marbles and tubes to allocate one of our most important and scarcest resources: fresh water. You get to decide how much water to send to farms, factories and homes. After completing this activity, you will be awarded a Water 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 A: Polytechnic • Academic Center (CNTR) Outdoors | North Lawn

Culture/Language

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 | Room 081

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

Engineering

Soft Robotics - Lab Open Doors

The Bio-Inspired Mechatronics Lab and the Motion Capture Lab will be opening their door to showcase robotics related projects.

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

Business

Follow the Orange

The orange fruit is one of the most widely consumed fruits in the Unites States. Learn about the life of a orange by playing “Follow the Orange." With each roll of the dice, players will discover the journey of an orange as it makes its way from the orange groves, into your local grocer, and then into your refrigerator. Yes, there's more to just squeezing the juice out of that orange. By the end of the game, players will have completed a cool beaded bracelet, with beads reminding them of the process a orange goes through to get to us.

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

Art/Design

High Speed & Hot

What if you could see temperatures of the world around you? What if you could capture multiple high speed images in one exposure? 
 Come see demonstrations of stroboscopic photography and thermal imaging in the GIT Commercial Photography Studio!

Zone A: Polytechnic • Technology Center (TECH) | First Floor | Tech111

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

Engineering

Aviation Programs PowerPlants Lab

Aircraft jet engine laboratory will showcase various types of engines/aircraft components and their operation.

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

Social Science

Edison's Laboratory

Thomas Edison, "The Wizard of Menlo Park," was a prolific American inventor who impacted the world. Take a walk through Menlo Park with the virtual reality game ASU Preparatory Academy/ASU Prep Digital created for our college prep high school students.

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

Engineering

Make a Robot!

Join in the fun and excitement of the ASU maker community by learning how to make a simple and tiny robot called a BristleBot! ASU Library is just one of many maker communities all over the world that provides creative space for people, ideas and tools to come together – a place where fun and learning go hand in hand. You will also get the chance to race your robot and we'll have simple circuit kits on hand as well.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Academic Center (CNTR) | Lower Level | Main library space

Social Science

Social Science Corn Hole

Come enjoy a game of corn hole and win a prize! You can engage in conversation about social science degree offerings at the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts and grab some handouts while you're at it.

Zone B: Polytechnic • Santa Catalina Hall (SANCA) Outdoors | Outside the building near the south staircase

Art/Design

Student Power!

This is the ASU Print and Imaging Lab, where the results come in the form of award-winning printed materials. The 6,500-square-foot facility on the Polytechnic campus is a bustling mix of state-of-the-art digital printers and a vintage letterpress. Those paper airplanes you see flying all over campus. That Sparky Mask? Stickers? The Print Lab puts an emphasis on the lab part, keeping the students’ growth as the focus. Creating the Student Power model. We will have activities and many giveaways so come by and meet the Power of Students at the Print and Imaging Lab.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Technology Center (TECH) | First Floor | Room 115

Sustainability

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 A: Polytechnic • Academic Center (CNTR) Outdoors | North Lawn

Engineering

ASU SAE BAJA

Come and check out the ASU mini BAJA team. Part of the Society of Automotive Engineering and the Ira A Fulton School of Engineering.

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

Social Science

The Real CSI!

Have you ever wanted to know how Police solve crimes? Come visit the ASU Police booth and find out about the tools and techniques officers use to put the puzzle together!

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

Art/Design

Pixel Art Creation

Create 3D pixel art with light-up bricks! In this hands-on activity, participants will design and build with LED bricks. Fun for the whole family!

Zone A: Polytechnic • Technology Center (TECH) | First Floor | 113

Health & Wellness

Operation: Silly Skills

Special Hours: 5-8 pm

As you are exploring your campus resources during Night of the Open Door, make sure to stop by Health Services in the Wellness Suite for the trickiest, and perhaps silliest, game of Operation you’ve ever played! Test your skill, bring a friend and see if you can take on the challenge of Operation: Silly Skills!

Zone C: Polytechnic • Sun Devil Fitness Complex (SDFCP) | First Floor | Wellness Suite

Engineering

Hovercraft Races

Material will be provided to build your own hovercraft with the assistance of our ASU physics instructors. Test how fast yours will go by racing against other hovercrafts!

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

Social Science

Bringing Education to Life

Join Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College as we celebrate the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s timeless 19th-century novel, “Frankenstein.” We’ll reflect on this novel’s message about creation, science and what it means to be human. Together, we’ll explore the pros and cons of innovative technologies and examine what can go wrong or right in the process of creation. We’ll bring life to concepts of design thinking, creativity, and problem-solving as you participate in activities that will allow you to imagine future contributions. Each participant will create a creature — using unorthodox materials — and help us craft a collaborative story.

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

Engineering

Aviation Programs Air Traffic Control Simulation

The Aviation Programs will showcase the air traffic control simulator.

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

Art/Design

360 video tools

Come learn about filming 360 video and creating immersive spherical photos.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Technology Center (TECH) | First Floor | 113

Engineering

Aircraft Structures Lab Remote Controlled Simulation

Aircraft structures lab will host remote controlled aircraft simulators for participant use.

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

Health & Wellness

Sun Devil Fitness Tours

Tour the 60,000 square foot Sun Devil Fitness Complex. Included in this wellness facility are two soccer fields, a softball field, and 10,000 square feet of state-of-the-art weight and fitness areas, including cardiovascular equipment, strength machine equipment, and free weights. The complex also boasts three multipurpose studios for aerobics, boot camp, yoga, dance, Pilates and student club use; a two-court gymnasium for basketball, volleyball, and badminton; a multi-activity gymnasium for campus events and indoor soccer; two racquetball courts; expanded Health Services; and an outdoor leisure pool with lap lanes. Programs and services are open during the day, evening and weekends.

Zone C: Polytechnic • Sun Devil Fitness Complex (SDFCP) | First Floor | SDFC Lobby

Natural Science

Applied Biological Sciences

There will be animal and plant specimens displayed, current ABS research/undergraduate projects showcased, live reptile specimens to observe, and a soil filtering activity!

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

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