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Tempe Campus Activities

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 | 1–6 p.m.

Engineering

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

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

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

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

Culture/Language

Say What? A Language Game

How many of the languages offered by the Melikian Center Critical Languages Institute can you identify?

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

Engineering

Solar Amusement Park

Students are introduced to the world of creative engineering product design. Students choose a theme park ride that they want to build that is run ONLY by a solar panel and simple motor. As students begin by defining the problem, they learn to recognize the need, identify a target population, relate to the project and identify its requirements and constraints. They then create and test prototypes, and re-design to optimize their solutions.

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

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

Engineering

Advancing Technology for Humanity

This activity involves playing a game of mix-and-match. There will be names of people and the company they founded which is making the world a better place. Participants must identify the photo and match it with the person's name and company logo. The winning team will receive a prize!

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

Natural Science

The Secrets of Leaves

Transportation networks are all around us — city streets, our blood’s circulatory system, and even the veins of plant leaves. Explore beautiful forms hidden beneath the surface of leaves using microscopes and cool imaging techniques. Study how the veins in leaves influence plant performance and try instruments we use to test the mechanical strength of plants (we call it the "leaf torturer").

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

Sustainability

Student ASLA Plant Sale

The student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) will be on site with native and desert-adapted plants for sale.

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

Natural Science

The Language of Colors

What does the color red mean? How about green or yellow or black? For animals, understanding the meaning of color can help them stay away from dangerous food, find a mate or home or even spot another dangerous animal. In this fun, interactive and hand-on card game, test your knowledge see what you know about the language of color!

Zone B: Tempe • Life Sciences Center C (LSC) | First Floor | 102

Natural Science

Catch a Lizard Like a Biologist

Do you know how real biologists catch lizards in the field? Did you know scientists have to be trained and have a special permit to catch them? If you want to step into a biologist’s shoes, stop by and try to catch a toy lizard to take home! Any participant that can successfully catch a lizard gets to keep it.

Zone B: Tempe • Life Sciences Center C (LSC) | First Floor | 102

Natural Science

A Picture Worth 100,000 Dots

Have your photo taken and transformed into a unique piece of TSP art. Known as Traveling Salesman Problem art, it uses math to convert an image into 100,000 dots and then draws a single line to connect all the dots. If you drew it by hand, you would use one single stroke without lifting your pencil. Math helps us figure the best route. Stop by and take home a printout of your own custom TSP art.

Zone C: Tempe • Wexler Hall (WXLR) | First Floor | 118

Art/Design

Digital Culture Summer Institute

Learn about Arts, Media & Engineering's summer program for middle and high school students, Digital Culture Summer Institute! We will have information for parents and have some hands-on making for youth!

Zone A: Tempe • Stauffer Communication Arts B (STAUF) | First Floor | 125

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

Natural Science

Glowing Plants

Check out our demonstration of transiently expressing GFP plants by UV stimulation and interactive infiltration activity. People of all ages can infiltrate water into our plants to simulate agroinfiltration.

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

Student Life

Create Your Own ASU Alumni Association Traditions Tee

Customize your very own gold ASU Alumni Association t-shirt! Select designs based on Alumni Association traditions like painting "A" Mountain or the iconic Old Main building. Select your screen prints, where you want them placed on your shirt and ta-da! You have your very own personalized traditions tee.

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

Natural Science

ASU Natural History Collections

Come see an incredible display of mammals, insects, mollusks and plant specimens from the amazing ASU Natural History Collections! Learn about these fascinating specimens from our talented staff and students. We will also have hands-on activities for the kids. Learn how we gather important information on our collection specimens and share this information online.

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

Humanities

Messages in Bottles

The first message in a bottle was used by Greek philosopher, Theophrastus in 310 B.C. to prove that incoming currents from the Atlantic Ocean formed the Mediterranean Ocean. Kids will make their own messages in bottles using some fun craft items and can even send it off into our small ocean!

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

Art/Design

Art Exhibition - The Galbut Prize

The Galbut Prize is an art exhibition that recognizes and supports young talent in the School of Art. The Galbut Prize is awarded annually and includes a $1,500 purchase prize juried by a rotating member of the community. This competitive prize will be awarded to an outstanding work created by one of ASU’s School of Art MFA students, which will then become part of the ASU permanent art collection and be displayed in a highly visible location on the Tempe campus. Come and see who won the award! All competing artworks will be on display.

Zone A: Tempe • Art Building (ART) | First Floor | Harry Wood Gallery

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

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera Science Operations Center - See a Real Moon Rock!

Happy 10 year anniversary LRO/LROC! Since 2009, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has observed the Moon using a camera system based at ASU called the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC). Take the History of Lunar Exploration Walk and make your way to the Visitor's Gallery to see Mission Control. View the most recent images of our natural satellite. See displays of LROC material and data, 3D interactive videos of the lunar surface as well as 3D crater puzzles. Team members will be present to meet and greet the public.

Zone A: Tempe • Interdisciplinary A (INTDSA) | First Floor | Lobby

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

Art/Design

School of Art - Open House & Studios

Come and explore the School of Art! Navigate through five floors of classrooms, open studios and see in depth features of our facilities. Get an idea of the program by seeing a variety of 2D and 3D art work hung throughout specifically for Open Door visitors. Meet and make with student clubs positioned all throughout the space. Want to know more specifics? Come at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to participate in an extensive guided tour of the School of Art.

Schedule: 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

Zone A: Tempe • Art Building (ART) | First Floor | Entire Buildling

Social Science

Army ROTC Obstacle Course

The Sun Devil Battalion at ASU is one of the premier Army Reserve Officer's Training Corps (ROTC) programs in the country. We will showcase all of the exciting opportunities that our Cadets take advantage of on the road to becoming outstanding Army officers. Children can enjoy an Army obstacle course, 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: Tempe • Old Main (MAIN) Outdoors | Old Main Lawn

Natural Science

Saving the World with Viruses!

Come see how live virus infections spread from cell to cell and how scientists can find individual viruses. How can viruses make the world a better place? Share your ideas and create a cool virus at our coloring station to take home.

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

Natural Science

Math is Changing the World - Find Out How

Did you know math is used to understand how neurons change in the brain? Or how weather and climate change impact Phoenix? Or how malaria might spread in a given region? Interact with our world-class mathematicians and find out more. Math is changing the world - and you can, too.

Zone C: Tempe • Wexler Hall (WXLR) | First Floor | 118

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

Interactive Tech Art Fun Fest!

Making computers do tricks! Featuring interactive video and sound art from Digital Culture students.

Zone A: Tempe • Stauffer Communication Arts B (STAUF) | First Floor | 103 & 125

Natural Science

Take a Dive! Ocean Conservation for Desert Dwellers

How are humans impacting our oceans? Explore this question and learn about potential conservation solutions. Our oceans are full of a variety of life, which is important to nature and to our society. Find out how our environment is being stressed, which is negatively affecting marine health. Can you help us find a conservation solution to help our oceans?

Zone B: Tempe • Life Sciences Center C (LSC) | First Floor | 126

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