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Tempe Campus Activities

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 | 1–6 p.m.

Student Life

LIVE Performance by the Ukulele Club at ASU!

Special Hours: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Listen to beautiful ukulele music performed LIVE by talented Sun Devils!

Zone A: Tempe • Coor Hall (COOR) Outdoors | 6th Floor Patio

Natural Science

A New Way To Teach: Center for Education Through eXploration (ETX)

The ETX Center promotes a new way of teaching. Traditional approaches, especially in science, emphasizes mastery of facts, teaching from authority and disciplinary silos. Users will sample BioBeyond, the first online course of its kind, which utilizes VR (virtual reality) as a way to gain education through exploration.

Zone C: Tempe • Bateman Physical Sciences Center F (PSF) | First Floor | Lobby, Behind the Pendulum

Natural Science

Human Anatomy Exploration

Have you ever wondered what your heart really looks like? Spoiler alert - it does not look like the hearts you see on Valentine’s Day! Come see the size, shape and texture of real animal organs and models. Look through a real microscope, see actual cells and have some fun learning about the human body!

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

Natural Science

Learning and Development Lab

How do children learn words? How does language experience, like bilingualism, change learning and development? We are scientists in developmental psychology working to better understand how young children learn about the world around them. Stop by with your little ones to play some child-friendly games and learn more about how you and your child scientist can participate in our studies and contribute to the science behind children’s learning.

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


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


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

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

30-Second BMI Puzzle

We will challenge kids to complete a jigsaw puzzle about BMI (Body Mass Index) in less than 30 seconds. If accomplished, they get a chance to spin the prize wheel.

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

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


RED INK Tipi Experience

ASU’s Red Ink Indigenous Initiative presents cultural stories from Indigenous communities for children and adults. Each session is facilitated in a traditional tipi setting by tribal storytellers.
 ** In case of inclement weather (rain or cold), please find us inside Ross-Blakley Hall room 196 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in which case we'll have no tipi—just stories!

Zone C: Tempe • Sun Devil Fitness Complex (SDFCT) Outdoors | East Field

Social Science

Geodesic Radio: A Game for Crowdsourcing the Future

Geodesic Radio is a collaborative storytelling game where players envision the future. In this game, a mysterious device, the Geodesic Radio, has given snapshots of what might be happening to our oceans and society 75 years from now and we need players to help us make sense of the clues. Using images, audio clips and other artifacts shown on a crazy-board, players construct stories of the possible breakthroughs, tragedies and other realities of what may come to pass.

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

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

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


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


Your Name in Russian

Have your name written in Russian on a name tag to take with you.

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


Sari Wrapping

Faculty and students will demonstrate how to wrap a Sudanese sari on volunteer participants.

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

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

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

Natural Science

NASA's Psyche Asteroid Mission

Psyche is both the name of an asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter — and the name of a NASA space mission to visit that asteroid, led by Arizona State University. Join us and take a picture with a papier-mâché Psyche, color the mission badge and try out a virtual reality activity!

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


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

Molecular Machines

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 protect us from diseases. We will have hands-on activities that let you see proteins like never before, including virtual reality using your own smartphone! You will also get the chance to make your own balloon virus! Learn more about our research on our website.

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


Sparky’s Garden

ASU Preparatory Academy Tempe high school students are learning how to develop a sustainable garden on campus. Come decorate your own Sun Devil planter to take home for your own garden.

Zone C: Tempe • Wexler Hall (WXLR) | First Floor | A102

Health & Wellness

How Cool Are You?

The student EvMed club is investigating the variation in human body temperature. In addition to learning about fever and evolution, participants can help with this research by allowing club members to take and record their temperature (ear). These temperatures can be tracked against the temperature data from other people on other data collection days. This will allow club members to tell participants how "cool" they are compared to prior participants!

Zone B: Tempe • Life Sciences Center C (LSC) | Second Floor | Outside 210

Natural Science


We tell stories about the future with books and films. What if we also used flavor? Come imagine alongside us what the future might taste like.

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


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

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) Outdoors | Patio

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


Learn How Screen-Printing Works!

Special Hours: 1-4 p.m.

Stop by and see how to screen-print on fabric! Visitors will receive a free "I heart Art" bandana while supplies last.

Zone A: Tempe • Art Building (ART) Outdoors | Entryway

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



If you are looking for fun through project-based activities, then stop by our activity to get your kids inspired by simple and fun LEGO built robots! From robots that sort out colors to those that navigate through mazes - yes - the kids will be amazed!

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


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