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Tempe Campus Activities

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 | 1–6 p.m.

Natural Science

Build An Embryo

When you were developing in your mother’s uterus, you had eyelids before you had a brain. At one point, your femur bone (the biggest in your body now) was only 6 millimeters long. That is shorter than a pencil eraser! Swing by the Embryo Project booth to learn how you changed from a couple of cells to a fully grown human. Build an embryo out of clay and spin the Wheel of Embryos for cool prizes.

Zone B: Tempe • Life Sciences Center A (LSA) | First Floor | 175

Natural Science

Walk on Mars! Mars Space Flight Facility

ASU's THEMIS camera has been taking images of Mars since 2001 and has so far collected over 200,000 infrared images. The Mars Space Flight Facility has taken the best images and blended them together to create a global map of Mars that, when printed at full-resolution, is the size of a basketball court. Come walk across this giant map of Mars with our scientists and explore the Red Planet for yourself!

Zone B: Tempe • Physical Education Bldg. West (PEBW) | First Floor | Main Gym Floor

Natural Science

Would You Lend a Hand? The Human Generosity Project

If somebody was in need, would you lend a hand? What if they were a good friend? A stranger? A family member? In The Human Generosity Project, we investigate the interrelationship between biological and cultural influences on human generosity using psychology experiments, fieldwork and computer models. We are trying to understand whether humans are generous by nature and whether there is a survival advantage to helping those in need. Come to our booth and test your survival skills, try out your ability to find cheaters and explore the complexities of lending a hand!

Zone D: Tempe • Psychology Building (PSY) Outdoors | Patio

Engineering

Mobile-NEWT Trailer

The Mobile-NEWT (Nano-Enabled Water Treatment) is a customized, enclosed trailer with a dimension of 14'x7' on a dual-axle for easy hauling and deployment. It is built with a large concession side-window for public viewing, interaction, education and for the dissemination of knowledge on Nano-technologies based water treatment. The overall goal of the Mobile-NEWT is to incorporate the advances of Engineering Nano-materials (ENMs) into modular water treatment systems. The ENMs integrated devices at the Mobile-NEWT are tested under actual field settings to validate Nano-based technologies in further driving innovations under the continuous-flow and water treatment conditions.

Zone D: Tempe • Interdisciplinary Science And Technology Building IV (ISTB4) Outdoors | Outside

Social Science

Giant Arizona Map

It would take some time to traverse Arizona from Mexico to Utah and California to New Mexico – instead take your shoes off and explore our giant 17- by 20-foot map on foot! Great for kids 7-12 but fun for everyone – stop by to play a map game or just explore!

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

Humanities

Time Capsules

Time capsules are used to preserve items, memories and thoughts for historical purposes. Kids are given items from the year to put into a time capsule. They are provided craft supplies to decorate the outside how they will like. Their time capsules are to remain unopened until a later date where they provide a "blast from the past" to whoever opens them.

Zone A: Tempe • Coor Hall (COOR) Outdoors | Forrest Mall Lawn

Natural Science

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

We will be making liquid nitrogen ice cream with different extracts, milk, cream and sugar.

Zone D: Tempe • Biodesign Institute Bldg B (BDB) | Lower Level | Atrium

Engineering

Gravity, Electric Propulsion and Spacecraft!

Have you ever wanted to learn about how gravity works? Come to our gravity-well demonstration where we'll explain this concept using just marbles, cloth, and a hula hoop! We will also be showcasing the phenomenon of the Lorentz force, a 3D model of an ion thruster, the Phoenix CubeSat Mission, and more! Our members will be teaching you all about spacecraft technology and what our club is up to this year during the presentations, so stop on by!

Zone C: Tempe • Engineering Center G (ECG) | First Floor | 101

Art/Design

Become a Jr. Landscape Architect

Landscape architects design spaces that are good for us, our communities and our environment and we need you! Come learn how anyone, of any age, can create fun outdoor spaces that serve multiple benefits for people and the environment. Participants earn a Jr. Landscape Architecture badge!

Zone A: Tempe • Neeb Hall (NEEB) Outdoors | Neeb Plaza

Sustainability

Salt River Project: Wild About Sustainability!

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 Arizona wildlife as well as 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 D: Tempe • Biodesign Institute Bldg C (BDC) Outdoors | Biodesign C Patio

Art/Design

Tigers Be Still

Special Hours: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

In this comedy about depression, Sherry finds herself unemployed, overwhelmed and back at home after earning her master's degree in art therapy. When she gets hired as a substitute art teacher, things begin to brighten up. Now if only her mom would come downstairs, her sister would get off the couch, her very first patient would do just one of his assignments, her new boss would leave his gun at home and someone would catch the tiger that escaped from the local zoo, everything would be fine! Ticket prices range from $5-10 and can be purchased at: https://filmdancetheatre.asu.edu/events.

Zone A: Tempe • Nelson Fine Arts Center (FAC) | First Floor | 133

Social Science

The Real CSI!

Want to know some of the ways police officers solve crimes? Come visit our fun activity to talk with officers and learn tools and techniques we use to put the evidence puzzle together to figure out who did it!

Zone B: Tempe • Old Main (MAIN) Outdoors | Lawn

Humanities

Making the Star Wars Universe

ASU experts in film, television and literature share their perspective on the secret of Star Wars’ success. Mix and mingle with your favorite Jedis, hear the backstory of those vintage Star Wars toys and action figures, learn about the female heroes of Star Wars, enjoy themed face-painting and get your own balloon creature made by a Star Wars cosplayer. (Face-paint and balloons from 1:30-3:30 only).

Zone D: Tempe • Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL) | First Floor | 101

Social Science

Annual Student Photo Contest

See the world through the eyes of our students and vote for your favorite photo submissions across numerous categories!

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

Sustainability

Resource Innovation Solutions Network

Do you have a great idea to reduce the amount of waste that goes to our landfills? If so, we invite you to share it. Explore how you can turn trash into something valuable and explore what it takes to become an entrepreneur. The RISN Incubator is a business accelerator for entrepreneurs to new ways to use waste with the goal of moving a circular economy.
 

Zone D: Tempe • Biodesign Institute Bldg C (BDC) Outdoors | Biodesign C Patio

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 evolutionary anthropology!

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

Humanities

Hogwarts Wand-Making & Platform Photos

Special Hours: 3:30-6 p.m.

Members of Dumbledore’s Amy at ASU, a Harry Potter-themed student club, coach wannabe-wizards on the art of wand-making (supplies provided). Take a selfie at Platform 9 ¾ in London’s King's Cross Station!

Zone D: Tempe • Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL) | First Floor | 117

Engineering

Drive a Robot with ASU/NASA Space Grant Robotics

Robotics for all ages! Drive an underwater robot or a remote controlled land rover and meet the ASU/NASA Space Grant Robotics Team.

Zone D: Tempe • Interdisciplinary Science And Technology Building IV (ISTB4) Outdoors | North Plaza

Business

Let's Get Down to Business

Come visit the W. P. Carey School of Business activity area to learn about how to create a business! Join us and foster your entrepreneurial spirit by starting with an idea and turning the idea into a business! You can also decode secret messages and engage in data games as you creatively, dream and explore with W. P. Carey students there to guide you through the activities.

Zone B: Tempe • Old Main (MAIN) Outdoors | Lawn

Art/Design

Meet a Robot Who Wants to Play

Join Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College as we spark imaginations and inspire tomorrow’s educators — with robots. Guide a Sphero robot through an obstacle course, learn to program it and experience the power of deep play.

Zone B: Tempe • Old Main (MAIN) Outdoors | Lawn

Natural Science

The Possibilities of Algae

The project will highlight the potential of algae, including its use in biofuels, animal feed, food and nutraceuticals. We will have an example flat-plate photobioreactor and examples of algae products.

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

Art/Design

Portfolio Review

Special Hours: 5-6 p.m.

Applying to Art School? Then do not miss a chance to have your portfolio reviewed by the School of Art. Bring 3-5 examples of your current artwork and receive valuable feedback about your work. Please bring in physical artworks to be reviewed. For digital artists, minimum 7" x 9" tablet. Images will not be reviewed on phone.

Zone A: Tempe • Art Building (ART) | Third Floor | 326

Humanities

Giant Crossword and Word Search Puzzles

Interactive word games for all ages designed by Regents’ Professor and Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Ríos. Prizes for correct answers!

Zone D: Tempe • Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL) | First Floor | Lobby

Natural Science

Snakes Alive!

Ever wondered what a snake feels like? Are you brave enough to hold one? Come meet our touchable, holdable, non-venomous snakes. We will answer your questions and have our better-behaved snakes available to hold.

Zone B: Tempe • Life Sciences Center C (LSC) | First Floor | 1st Floor Atrium

Engineering

Water Treatment Demonstrations

See hands-on demonstrations on topics ranging from how we obtain our water to what steps we take to make sure it's safe to drink. Talk to graduate students about their research on how we ensure everyone has access to safe, clean water resources.

Zone D: Tempe • Interdisciplinary Science And Technology Building IV (ISTB4) | Third Floor | 3rd Floor Lobby

Natural Science

DNA Matching

Participants will cut out pieces of paper that have DNA labels on it in order to show a restriction digest enzyme. Then, they will cut out part of the DNA and to match to the enzyme in order to "create" a product, much like what occurs in our bodies. Participants can receive a small prize once the activity is completed.

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

Engineering

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 C: Tempe • Engineering Center F (ECF) | First Floor | 122

Natural Science

Facial Expressions of Emotion

How good are you at "reading" other people's nonverbal cues of emotion? The Shiota lab in the Department of Psychology studies how we express our emotions through the face and body, and how we respond to other's expressions - both consciously and unconsciously! Come check out our games and activities, including an opportunity to participate in a quick research study (5 minutes) on the spot.

Zone D: Tempe • Psychology Building (PSY) Outdoors | Patio

Social Science

YouthMappers: Help make the world a better place by mapping it!

YouthMappers is a network of more than 5,000 university student mappers organized in 141 campus chapters across 41 countries. See how the group builds maps that help increase food security, prevent disease, and improve disaster response – See the work that ASU’s newly-formed chapter is beginning to take on, and give it a try yourself.

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

Social Science

Games of Skill

Visitors will play a “new-old” game representing historic cultural competitions and learn about the role of games as community-building events throughout history. Collect stamps on your SHESC treasure map to win a prize.

Zone A: Tempe • School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) Outdoors | Lawn

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