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Tempe Campus Activities

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 | 1–6 p.m.

Natural Science

What Does Lab-Made Food, FBI Agents and Robots Have in Common?

Would you eat meat that was made in a petri dish in a lab? Did you ever dream of building a robot? Have you ever wondered what FBI agents do to keep our communities safe? You can learn about all three topics at our activity! Be greeted by SUNI the robot, who was built from scratch and be inspired to create your very own robot when you learn how they are being used in science applications!

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


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

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


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

Student Life

Experience ASU Online Through Augmented Reality

ASU Online will share an augmented reality experience to show participants some of the innovations ASU is employing to deliver a premium online college experience. The experience will offer a unique perspective into a day in the life of our online students - showcasing the relationships and technologies that are the foundation of all of our programs.

Zone C: Tempe • Noble Science Library (NOBLE) | First Floor | Near the Front Desk


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

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

Lab Demo: Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer (SIMS Lab)

Special Hours: 3-6 p.m.

Secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) is an analytical tool for materials science, earth science and cosmochemistry. Examples of ion imaging, high mass resolution and elemental sensitivity will be shown.

Zone C: Tempe • Bateman Physical Sciences Center F (PSF) | Lower Level | F-94

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


Improvisation and Drama Games for All

Special Hours: 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Our talented Theatre For Youth faculty and graduate students will lead the young and not-so-young alike in dramatic and improvisational activities designed for family fun! Come join us in the Secret Garden as we discover the hidden actors in your family!

Schedule: 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Zone A: Tempe • West Hall (WHALL) Outdoors | Lobby


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, participants 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 | Crater Carpet


Future Engineers

The Grand Challenge Scholars Program recognizes and focuses on training engineers to be quipped with skills necessary to solve future and global problems - lack of food and clean water in rural areas, exploring space, etc. This activity aims to introduce participants to one of the great issues that needs to be solved in the future by engineers. Come learn how to think like an engineer and work together in a hands-on activity that encourages critical thinking and problem-solving.

Zone C: Tempe • Engineering Center F (ECF) | First Floor | 120

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

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


Writing Takes Place: Your Life in Haiku

Write your autobiography in Haiku, a short Japanese verse form. Take your finished poem with you! Coached by teachers in ASU Writing Programs (who are expert syllable-counters).

Zone D: Tempe • Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL) | First Floor | 119


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

Natural Science

Why Lizard Skulls Are Different

Lizards come in all shapes and sizes and we like to study how this diversity has evolved. Here, you can see and touch 3D printed skulls from different species of spiny lizards. Learn how they are different and try to guess which lizard species are closely related and which ones are long-distant relatives.

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

Natural Science

Saving the World With Viruses!

Computer slide shows, Styrofoam models and sterile dishes will demonstrate how we manipulate viruses and use them in order to make better and safer treatments.

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


Visit a Green Roof

Take a guided tour of the Landscape Architecture Program’s desert green roof, in full bloom with native Sonoran Desert wildflowers and amazing views of downtown Tempe. Sign up for the tour in the lobby of Design North.

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 A: Tempe • Design North (CDN) | First Floor | Lobby


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

Natural Science

Explore the World of Carbon Recapture Technology

Visit the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions to Explore the world of carbon recapture technology. Explore and learn why it is important and how it will impact our future.

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


Sustainability Central

Come check out the 2019 Sustainability Solutions Festival! Partner organizations from around Arizona will be on hand to share the latest innovations in creating a better future for all. Learn about Arizona's wildlife and discover ways you and your family can have a positive impact on our community.

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

Social Science

New Technologies Bracket Board

It is March Madness in February but we're not playing for sport, we're playing for future technologies. Pick the technology that you think would advance over randomly selected technologies. Played by two people at a time, this game evokes future thinking about which technology is more important to the survival of our civilization and planet.

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

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

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

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

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

Social Science

Parent and Children Play Time

Come visit the faculty and student leaders from the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics to play a variety of fun games that help build relationships. Bring a buddy or make one at our booth! Learn all about how we study relationships while actively participating in loads of silliness and fun.

Zone A: Tempe • Cowden Family Resources Bldg. (COWDN) Outdoors | East Entrance


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

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


Ancient Uses of Clay: A Hands-On Workshop

Ceramics are a major source for archaeological inquiry about the ancient world. Ancient Greek pottery is a beautiful way to learn about art and mythology. This will be a hands-on workshop (great for children and families!) illustrating various ancient vessels, votives and writing in clay. Short recurring presentations will describe how to write in clay using Mesopotamian cuneiform technology, how to make popular ceramic shapes and techniques for creating, firing and decorating ancient Greek and Roman pottery. Participants will be invited to try their hand at creating miniature version of the vessels, votives and cuneiform tablets in between presentations.

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


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


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