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Tempe Campus Activities

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 | 1–6 p.m.

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

Social Science

Political Trivia and Treats

Visit our gallery and spin the School of Politics and Global Studies Trivia Wheel! Test your political and global knowledge and win some tasty snacks!

Zone A: Tempe • Coor Hall (COOR) | Sixth Floor | 6607 Gallery

Art/Design

Experiential Research Extravaganza!

Showing off works and research from the School of Arts, Media and Engineering.

Zone A: Tempe • Stauffer Communication Arts B (STAUF) | First Floor | Gallery

Art/Design

Dough Creatures

IT'S ALIVE!!! Use your creativity to build your own creature that you will bring to life using conductive dough and a battery! This is a "make and take" activity while supplies last. Fun for all ages.

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

Natural Science

Hidden Helpers

This interactive display shows how microbes can help purify and harvest energy from waste water.

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

Natural Science

Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies

The newly-renovated Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies is a NASA data center that archives images from all of NASA’s planetary missions. Come view images from all the planets and moon on our Magic Planet projector! Come play our games for kids and snag a free NASA poster.

Zone C: Tempe • Bateman Physical Sciences Center F (PSF) | Fifth Floor | 513

Natural Science

Watershed Sandbox

Come play in a sandbox to better understand how water transforms the landscape and how it has changed the way humans live on the land.

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

Art/Design

Experiential Research Extravaganza!

We are showing off works and research from the School of Arts, Media and Engineering. Come check it out!

Zone A: Tempe • Stauffer Communication Arts B (STAUF) | First Floor | 102

Sustainability

Work Alongside an ASU Solar Engineer and Create Your Own Solar Cell

Laboratories, such as Arizona State University's Solar Power Laboratory (SPL), create their own silicon solar cells for research. At the SPL, silicon wafers are purchased, but all the processing is done within the building's cleanroom, the main area housing the chemical baths and tools is free of contaminants. In this activity, participants make their way through the laboratory process of making solar cells, creating their own mock solar cell to take home. Participants follow the steps while learning how solar cells are manufactured, why these processes are done and problems that solar engineering scholars are attempting to solve via research.

Zone C: Tempe • Engineering Research Center (ENGRC) | First Floor | ERC 106

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

Natural Science

Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Come see our garden, like the crested cactus you see here, that shows how genetic mutations can create new and sometimes beautiful forms of life.

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

Social Science

Tissue Paper Butterfly Craft

In this quick paper craft, we show you how to create colorful butterflies using tissue paper and pipe cleaner.

Zone A: Tempe • Matthews Center (MCENT) Outdoors | Lawn

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

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 | 140

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

Natural Science

HPV Test

Point-of-Care development of assays bring the lab to you. Simple like a urine test, your HPV pre-diagnostic tool for HPV-associated cancers. Our display includes a machine that generates test strips, we will have strips currently on the market to demonstrate our vision of the future.

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

Natural Science

Your Body’s Special Forces

Find your hero blood cells! Look at stained samples through the microscope to find and identify the different white blood cells in your body.

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

Sustainability

Microbes for Biofuels and Biochemicals

This activity will let participants know about different microbes used in industries and how they are modified in the laboratory for producing biofuels and biochemicals. There will be hands-on activities for the kids to create toy microbes. Displays of blue-green algae used for producing renewable chemicals from carbon-dioxide along with the lab scale photo-bioreactors will be available. The basic experimental setups used for modifying microbes will be present. Microbes modified to fluorescence will also be displayed in bioreactors.

Zone C: Tempe • Goldwater Center For Science & Engineering (GWC) Outdoors | Entryway

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

Sustainability

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

Natural Science

The Psych Zone

Come get psyched! Enter a world of different psychological activities that promise to be exciting and educational. Experience how psychology connects with different aspects of life that you may have never realized!

Zone D: Tempe • Psychology Building (PSY) | First Floor | First & Second Floors

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

Culture/Language

Calligraphies of the World

Join the School of International Letters and Cultures for a lesson in how to write your name in one of the calligraphies of the world. Arabic, Chinese, Ancient Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Vietnamese. In addition, there will be a photoshoot in traditional Chinese outfits and there will be a Mahjong table and a Chinese knotting table.

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

Engineering

Launch Air Compressor Rockets

Join students from Sun Devil Rocketry (Daedalus Astronautics) in celebrating STEM education by building and launching your own rocket. Ask about our propulsion research, see some of the largest amateur rockets ASU has launched to date and learn about the exciting field of rocketry!

Zone D: Tempe • Psychology North (PSYN) Outdoors | PSYN 103

Engineering

Exploring Nanotechnology

Come try some fun hands-on activities to learn about nanotechnology and how the same ideas show up in everyday objects and products!

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

Natural Science

Learning About Science with SOLS Ambassadors

Join the School of Life Sciences Ambassadors, current students studying biology at ASU, to explore all of the exciting ways you can tackle biology through a variety of fun activities!

Zone B: Tempe • Life Sciences Center A (LSA) | First Floor | 187

Culture/Language

Henna Tattoos

Special Hours: 2:30-5:30 p.m.

The School of International Letters and Cultures shares the ancient art of henna tattooing. Henna tattoo artists will be on hand to give live demonstrations on volunteers from the public.

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

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 | 1st Floor Hallway

Engineering

Rubber Band Helicopters

Use rubber bands, Popsicle sticks, propellers and construction paper to assemble your very own rubber band helicopter. Launch it into the air by winding up the rubber band and catch it as it floats down.

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

Culture/Language

Around the World in 80 Seconds

Have your picture taken in Indonesia, Macedonia, Russia, Turkey, or Uzbekistan without ever leaving campus!

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

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