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Tempe Campus Activities

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 | 1–6 p.m.

Natural Science

"Arizona Earthquakes: Whose Fault Is It?" ASU GeoClub

Build a structure and see if it will endure an earthquake. Meet members of the ASU GeoClub and learn about rocks, minerals and the dynamic planet we live on! Rocks and Minerals will be available for purchase. Gneiss!

Zone D: Tempe • Interdisciplinary Science And Technology Building IV (ISTB4) | First Floor | Outside North Entrance

Engineering

Energizing the World

Meet exchange scholars from the U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy and learn how energy engineering can make life better around the world. Join us for energy-related games and activities and learn about Pakistani culture and traditions. Get energized!

Zone A: Tempe • Hayden Library (LIB) Outdoors | Hayden Lawn

Social Science

Kid’s Crafts – If I Were President Posters, Owl Ornaments and More!

Imagine what you would do if you were the leader of the United States! Then, create your own cultural craft and Open Door owl!

Zone A: Tempe • Coor Hall (COOR) | Sixth Floor | Room 6605

Sustainability

Cold Water Saves!

Did you know about 90% of the energy used by washing machines during laundry goes towards heating the water? Using cold water to wash clothes helps to decrease energy usage. Come and explore other ways The Sustainability Consortium and American Chemical Institute are saving energy and keeping your clothes fresh!

Zone A: Tempe • Wrigley Hall (WGHL) Outdoors | Breezeway

Culture/Language

Armor

Become a "soldier" and try on medieval period armor. See what it was like to wear chainmail, a helmet and gauntlets.

Zone A: Tempe • Coor Hall (COOR) Outdoors | Patio

Natural Science

Reptile Row

Learn about Arizona's amazing reptiles at the Living Collections in the School of Life Sciences. Come see a real Gila Monster, one of only two venomous lizards in the world, as well as king snakes, desert tortoises and one of the most complete collections of Arizona rattlesnakes. Keep your eye open for Hector, a rare, albino Western Diamondback rattlesnake and his son Joey — also an albino.

Zone B: Tempe • Life Sciences Center A (LSA) | First Floor | North & East Hallways

Natural Science

Can the Math Swami Read Your Mind?

Our world-famous Math Swami is a master of minds, lord of logarithms, prince of primes. And he can read your mind. That’s right, Math Swami can accurately guess the number you are thinking of. Come by and see if you can outwit his predictive powers. You might need to bring your own crystal ball.

Zone C: Tempe • Wexler Hall (WXLR) Outdoors | North Patio

Engineering

Demonstration of EEE 202 Lab Course

Special Hours: 4-6 p.m.

Experience a demonstration of the Electrical Engineering Circuits class every engineering student in our program has to take!

Schedule: 4:10 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 5:40 p.m.

Zone C: Tempe • Goldwater Center For Science & Engineering (GWC) | Second Floor | Room 273

Engineering

Look Inside the Nano World

Come operate a scanning electron microscope! The Nano World exhibit will take you on a journey into the World of the Very Small with just a few clicks of a mouse. Nanoscale science and technology make use of materials having dimensions or features approximately in the 1 to 100 nanometers range. That’s 1,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair! You will operate a scanning electron microscope via remote control, and view features of objects at up to 100,000x magnification. You will also be able to speak with researchers about the solutions nanotechnology can offer society.

Zone C: Tempe • Engineering Center G (ECG) | First Floor | Room 140

Natural Science

Institute of Human Origins—Fabulous Fossil Fun!

How did we "become human?" The Institute of Human Origins opens its "vault" for you to see and touch skulls and bones (casts) from different phases of human evolution, including the "founding fossil"—Lucy, the 3.2 million-year-old Australopithecus afarensis discovered by Donald Johanson in 1974. Measure how Lucy’s brain size compares to people and primates today. Discover why hand shape and human cooperation are important to making and using tools. And step into a timeline of history from the “Big Bang” to the “Tree of Life!” So, put on your best explorer’s hat and discover anthropology!

Zone B: Tempe • Social Sciences Bldg. (SS) Outdoors | West Entrance

Engineering

Urine for a Surprise!

Urine diversion is a sustainable alternative for wastewater treatment. Urine diversion allows for water conservation, nutrient recovery for agriculture, and reduction of pharmaceutical pollution. At this activity, kids will perform a nutrient recovery technology that recovers valuable nutrients for agriculture. Urine for a surprise!

Zone D: Tempe • Interdisciplinary Science And Technology Building IV (ISTB4) | Third Floor | Carter Carpet

Natural Science

So You Think You Can Pinch

Come one, come all, and "Test your Strength" at this carnival style game — with crayfish! Guests will pick three crayfish. We'll ask you to predict which crayfish will have the strongest pinch. Then, we'll measure each crayfish's pinching force. Which crayfish is being deceptive? Will the biggest crayfish always have the strongest pinch? Also, learn how cold and warm water affect crayfish pinching force.

Zone B: Tempe • Life Sciences Center A (LSA) | First Floor | Room 165

Engineering

Little Bits - Fulton Student Council

Come and invent with Fulton Student Council! FSC will be hosting Little Bits, electronic building blocks that allow you to create whatever you can imagine, try your hand at engineering and come build!

Zone C: Tempe • Engineering Center G (ECG) Outdoors | Patio

Sustainability

Talkin’ Trash with the ASU Zero Waste Department

Do you know how long it takes an item to decompose in the landfill? Come test your knowledge about recycling by participating in our interactive timeline activities. We will be talkin' trash all day so come stop by to learn from the Zero Waste Department about how you can reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Zone B: Tempe • Memorial Union (MU) Outdoors | North Plaza

Art/Design

Art History Research Poster Presentations

Seven selected Art History M.A. and Ph.D. students will present College Art Association (CAA)-style research posters that summarize their projects for the public. Students will be available next to their posters to answer any questions, and each presenter will have a Xeroxed handout copy of their research for visitors to take with them.

Zone A: Tempe • Art Building (ART) | First Floor | Glass Cases in the North Hallway

Culture/Language

Discover Who You Are

Engage in a hands on activity with Student and Cultural Engagement to discover your unique identity while learning about how we celebrate culture and identities at Arizona State University.

Zone B: Tempe • Memorial Union (MU) Outdoors | North Plaza

Natural Science

Hubble Ultra Deep Field: See the Universe!

View recent images from NASA's Hubble Telescope and meet the students studying them. Professor Rogier Windhorst and his research group study astronomy, cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution of distant galaxies using the Hubble Space Telescope. His team is excited to share recent Hubble images and anticipate the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope later this year. Professor Windhorst is one of six Interdisciplinary Scientists to use the JWST to observe and map the Epoch of First Light in detail.

Zone D: Tempe • Interdisciplinary Science And Technology Building IV (ISTB4) | First Floor | Lobby

Natural Science

Rockets, Rockets, Rockets! SEDS ASU Rocketry Division

View 3D printed rocket parts, models and a rocket that won 2nd place in the USRC Competition. SEDS-ASU Rocketry Division is a division of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space at Arizona State University (SEDS-ASU). We compete in rocketry, design, and space specific competitions and challenges. We offer hands-on experience for members and students to develop skill sets and understand concepts of spacefaring missions, building a foundation for their future. Other goals include community based involvement in K-12 programs for educational outreach and rocketry introduction.

Zone D: Tempe • Interdisciplinary Science And Technology Building IV (ISTB4) | Third Floor | Crater Carpet

Natural Science

Games of Chance - Luck or Skill?

Ever wonder why some people win and others lose when playing games of chance? Is it skill, or just plain luck? Which offers better odds, roulette or blackjack? Can mathematical strategies improve your odds? Stop by and learn about the math behind the games. Roulette and blackjack games are reserved for ages 16 and up. Bingo is for all ages. Winners entered into prize drawings every half hour.

Zone C: Tempe • Wexler Hall (WXLR) | First Floor | Room 116

Natural Science

The Clean-Up Bugs

Easter eggs with candy will be hidden in a soil/sand box representing molecules of "pollution". Kids can remove the "pollution" with bacteria hand puppets simulating bioremediation.

Zone D: Tempe • Biodesign Institute Bldg B (BDB) | First Floor | Atrium

Natural Science

Molecular Machines

Build a virus with balloons, then see what they look like in 3-D. Come learn about the fascinating world of nature’s molecular machines called proteins. These proteins help living things do amazing things like convert sunlight into fuel, help viruses attack and help protect us from diseases. See proteins like never before, including virtual reality using your own smartphone.

Zone D: Tempe • Biodesign Institute Bldg B (BDB) | First Floor | Atrium

Culture/Language

Mordhau Historical Combat Demonstrations

Mordhau Historical Combat will be providing demonstrations of actual sword fighting techniques and allow guests to interact with weaponry of the period.

Schedule: 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.

Zone A: Tempe • Coor Hall (COOR) Outdoors | Patio

Natural Science

Black Box, How is Science Done?

Visitors will get a sealed black box with one of 10 different geometries inside. Inside is a marble that rolls around. By listening and feeling the visitor will try to figure out what shape is inside the box. It is good to do it in pairs so two individuals can compare impressions. By experimenting, visitors form hypotheses and test them. Eventually, they form a model. This is how scientists work by observing what can be seen and heard and forming models of what they are studying

Zone D: Tempe • Biodesign Institute Bldg B (BDB) | First Floor | Atrium

Culture/Language

Multi-Cultural Performances

Stop by the School of International Letters and Cultures stage to see a variety of performances representing cultures from all over the world.

Schedule: 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m.

Zone B: Tempe • Durham Language & Literature Bldg. (LL) Outdoors | West Side

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 museum display 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. After completing this activity, you will be awarded an Energy 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: Tempe • Wrigley Hall (WGHL) Outdoors | Breezeway

Sustainability

Capturing Carbon from Mid-Air

Can you imagine artificial “trees” solving our climate change issues? ASU Professor Klaus Lackner's carbon capture technology captures CO2 from the atmosphere 1,000 times more efficiently than trees. The Carbon Capture display here at ASU Open Door demonstrates how carbon capture technology work and allows participants to interact with it.

Zone A: Tempe • Wrigley Hall (WGHL) Outdoors | Breezeway

Natural Science

Child Emotion Center/Arizona Twin Project

Within the Arizona Twin Project, Dr. Kathryn Lemery-Chalfant, Dr. Leah Doane, and Dr. Mary Davis, along with many collaborators, are conducting two overarching studies. One focuses on the genetic and environmental influences on sleep and other biological factors, while the second focuses on physical health and the intergenerational transmission of pain. Utilizing a twin sample allows researchers to disentangle the genetic and environmental contributions on a particular trait. Further, having a highly diverse sample affords us the opportunity to consider the impact of acculturation, as well as the interplay between culture and genetics.

Zone D: Tempe • Psychology Building (PSY) | First Floor | 1st Floor

Natural Science

El Dorado in Space

Silver, gold and platinum! The place of the mythical city of gold 'El Dorado' on earth might still be unknown... in space it is found in the remnants of the most massive stars. In their spectacular explosions they enrich the universe with a mixture of all elements necessary for the next generations of stars, planets and... life! Learn more with the 'table of the elements' about the 118 elements that built our world - from A(luminum) to Z(inc).

Zone D: Tempe • Interdisciplinary Science And Technology Building IV (ISTB4) | First Floor | 1st Floor

Natural Science

Fido: Frontiers in Dog Oncology

Learn about the frequency of cancer in dogs. See which breeds most often get cancer. Talk with researchers about their clinical trial with pet dogs to test a new cancer vaccine. If it works in dogs, it may work for humans! We want to be cancer-free, and so does man's best friend.

Zone D: Tempe • Biodesign Institute Bldg B (BDB) | First Floor | Atrium

Natural Science

Life Beneath: Soil Searching

Have you considered the Life Beneath? Search soil for surprises and learn about instruments used to find nitrogen and so much more. Professor Heather Throop's areas of study include ecosystems, climate science and biogeochemistry. Come and meet the team and get your hands dirty - for science!

Zone D: Tempe • Interdisciplinary Science And Technology Building IV (ISTB4) | First Floor | Lobby

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