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Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 | 1–5 p.m.

Culture/Language

Chinese Language and Culture Experience

Why are people all over the world learning Chinese? What is modern China about? Learn from our global experts about life in China and how to begin learning Chinese. You will have fun as you learn the basics of Chinese and discuss modern China with our experts.

Zone B: West • Classroom/Lab/Computer Classroom (CLCC) | Second Floor | 254

Health & Wellness

A Mindful Moment

The ASU Center for Mindfulness, Compassion & Resilience is excited to invite you to participate in A Mindful Moment this year at Open Door. This journey will include learning about mindfulness, compassion and resilience, creating essential oil spray and compassion cards.

Zone B: West • Sands Classroom & Lecture Hall (SANDS) | First Floor | 135

Engineering

Steam Machine

Attendees will learn and put into practice engineering design concepts to create a Rube Goldberg machine using three chain reaction steps to pop a balloon. The attendees will work in small groups and have to incorporate team work to be successful. In the end, we learn that failures are a chance to learn and improve your design. We will also learn about the importance of a machine having a good design for consistent performance.

Zone B: West • Fletcher Lawn Outdoors | Lawn

Health & Wellness

Wheel of Wellness

Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life. Drop by to fill out a goal of yours to live a healthier life and spin the Wheel of Wellness to win a prize. Blood Pressure Checks will also be available.

Zone B: West • Sands Classroom & Lecture Hall (SANDS) | First Floor | 135

Art/Design

SummerUP camp fun! Let's do Tie Dye!

SummerUP Camp spends their days learning cool things like coding, forensic science or solving medical challenges, but at night, we play! Come get your hands wet and tie dye your very own bandana! Great for all ages!

Zone A: West • Faculty Office/Administration (FAB) Outdoors | Courtyard

Culture/Language

Can You Write a Story in Six Words?

We bet you can! Come create your own six-word stories. Author Ernest Hemingway came up with this one: “For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.” But we like this one better: “I used to be a worm!” Win prizes!

Zone B: West • Fletcher Lawn Outdoors | Fletcher Lawn

Student Life

Backyard Games

Enjoy fun games provided by the Sun Devil Fitness Complex while you explore West Campus' Open Door! Stay to watch a Lacrosse demo.

Zone C: West • Sun Devil Fitness Complex (SDFCW) Outdoors | Lawn

Social Science

Voice Your Dreams

Come share your dreams for the future with our communication mentors. Enjoy cotton cotton candy while exploring the space where we elevate voices and inspire tomorrow’s advocates.

Zone B: West • Sands Classroom & Lecture Hall (SANDS) Outdoors | Ground level breezeway and 3rd floor breezeway

Business

Let's Get Down To Business with a Balloon Artist!

Come visit the W. P. Carey School of Business balloon twister artist. They will amaze you with your very own balloon creation!

Zone B: West • Fletcher Lawn Outdoors | Southwest corner of Fletcher Lawn

Art/Design

Name that tune!

Be a contestant and test your musical knowledge in this game show! The host will play a few notes and you can make your guess! All ages, come make your best guess!

Zone B: West • Classroom/Lab/Computer Classroom (CLCC) | Second Floor | 299

Humanities

Jeopardy

Test your knowledge of subjects in the humanities and arts by playing this parody of the game show Jeopardy based on the degrees awarded in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies. Prizes awarded for correct answers!

Zone B: West • Fletcher Lawn Outdoors | Fletcher Lawn

Natural Science

Lava Bottle Creation

Come learn about chemistry as you make a mini lava lamp in a bottle. By mixing water with oil, and adding just a few drops of food coloring, you will see bubbles begin to form right before your eyes! This is a simple and fun activity, that shows off some basic science principles. All bottles will be topped with a cork so you can take your creation home.

Zone C: West • Sun Devil Fitness Complex (SDFCW) | First Floor | BASKETBALL COURT

Natural Science

Writers, Rockets, and More!

Writers, Rockets, and More! The sky's the limit, so let your writing, your rocket, and senses soar! Join University Academic Success Programs to write creatively, construct soda straw rockets, and learn about surface tension!

Zone C: West • Fletcher Library (FLHLB) | First Floor | Southeast Corner of the Library

Social Science

The Real CSI!

Ever wondered how police officers solve crimes? Visit our fun activity to learn about some of the tools and techniques the Police use to put bad guys in jail! Kids and families will also be able to hang out and talk to ASU police officers, grab some treats, and even have a chance to take their own fun mug-shot. Come on over!

Zone B: West • Fletcher Lawn Outdoors | lawn

Natural Science

How High Will Your Helicopter Fly

Join us in the collaborative area of the first floor of the Fletcher Library (just past the Starbucks on the West side of the building) to make your own paper helicopter. Test the effect of wind and gravity in our ASU Library wind tunnel. All ages are welcome.

Zone C: West • Fletcher Library (FLHLB) | First Floor | Collaborative Area (Past the Starbucks)

Business

Let's Get Down To Business with a Knight-Swift Semi Truck!

Come visit W. P. Carey School of Business and Knight-Swift Transportation. They are now the industry's largest full truckload company; operating with an extensive fleet of roughly 23,000 tractors, 77,000 trailers, and employing 28,000 people. We will have one of their semi-tractors (semi cab) on campus to view.

Zone C: West • Fletcher Library Patio Outdoors | East of Fletcher Library

Culture/Language

Blackout Poetry

Create poems from pages ripped out of books. You can use Harry Potter, the United States Constitution, magazines or other books! The team for Summer Writers Workshop, a camp for teens, will show you how!

Zone B: West • Fletcher Lawn Outdoors | Fletcher Lawn

Social Science

Shark Discovery

Sharks are mysterious creatures that both fascinate and scare us. But what do we know about them, and are we safe to swim in the ocean? Come hear answers to these and other questions about the biology and ecology of sharks. Dr. Sulikowski’s research has been featured on the Discovery and National Geographic channels. You can touch a shark tooth and see exactly how many different varieties there are! Great for all ages!

Zone B: West • Classroom/Lab/Computer Classroom (CLCC) | Second Floor | 256

Art/Design

Design your own Button!

Do you have a statement to make? Want to tell the world you love cats or cupcakes? Now is your chance. Come make a personalized button and wear it for the world to see! Great for all ages.

Zone A: West • Faculty Office/Administration (FAB) | First Floor | Lobby

Natural Science

Animal Tracks

Attendees will learn how to use their observation skills in nature specifically to find and identify animal tracks.

Zone B: West • Fletcher Lawn Outdoors | Fletcher Lawn

Humanities

Lights, Camera, Action!

Join the Interdisciplinary Arts & Performance Club and see what it takes to act and perform. You’ll see performances. You’ll learn about improv and maybe even get up on stage and try it yourself! Come share the stage with our IAP students.

Zone B: West • Fletcher Lawn Outdoors | Fletcher Lawn

Social Science

Neuroscience of Chocolate

Do you love chocolate? How do the chemicals in that delectable dessert effect your brain? The Cognitive, Learning and Neuroscience Lab will demonstrate the science behind your cravings! Yes, eating chocolate is involved! For all ages!

Zone B: West • Sands Classroom & Lecture Hall (SANDS) | First Floor | 103

Natural Science

Forensic Science Fun and Facts

Discover the real science behind "forensic science" & see how forensics assists law enforcement in criminal investigations! Come gets your hands dirty with fingerprinting and 'leave your mark"! Family friendly!

Zone B: West • Classroom/Lab/Computer Classroom (CLCC) | Lower Level | L104

Culture/Language

Book Bingo, Memes, & More

Come share our love of words, language, and literature. Bring your imagination and sense of humor. Join us for fun and games. Vote on the best #EnglishMajor memes. Play Book Bingo. Win prizes!

Zone B: West • Sands Classroom & Lecture Hall (SANDS) | First Floor | 101

Culture/Language

Once Upon A Time...

Bring your inner storyteller and tap our human roots as we tell and listen to stories. All ages are invited to sit around our “campfire” and spin tales that engage hearts and minds. Learn how plot, setting, character, conflict, and resolution work to captivate an audience, teach important lessons, and build stronger family ties.

Zone B: West • Sands Classroom & Lecture Hall (SANDS) | Third Floor | 321

Health & Wellness

The Human Body: Fantastic Voyage

Let’s take a trip inside the Human Body! Cells in the microscope and bones on the table. Can you build the skeleton? Muscles, brain and eye in 3D-models; but if you wear glasses, how are they working? And for the older travelers: a preserved animal: intestines and heart…Observe and touch; but, are you alive? Sit and relax, a simple machine will register the electrical impulses of you heart. Open to all ages.

Zone B: West • Classroom/Lab/Computer Classroom (CLCC) | Third Floor | 352 and 353 East

Social Science

Voice Your Dreams

Come share your dreams for the future with our communication mentors! Enjoy cotton cotton candy while exploring the space where we elevate voices and inspire tomorrow’s advocates.

Zone B: West • Sands Classroom & Lecture Hall (SANDS) | Third Floor | 327

Natural Science

Poisons, Potions and People

Cast your eyes on some of the most famous poisons and toxicants, such as cyanide, arsenic, DDT, mercury and radioactive materials. Come see what lurks in everyday products! You might be surprised!

Zone B: West • Classroom/Lab/Computer Classroom (CLCC) | First Floor | 104

Health & Wellness

See our working Biomedical Research Lab

Take a tour of the biomedical research lab and hear about cutting edge research being done. See what cells look like under the microscope, learn about the benefits of vitamin D, nutraceuticals and more! This is a working lab made available today for guests of all ages.

Zone B: West • Classroom/Lab/Computer Classroom (CLCC) | Third Floor | Lab 330 & Hallway - West

Student Life

Summer Experiences and College Exploration

Find a major, degree program and potential summer program that fits you with me3, an online interactive major and career quiz. Easily explore majors and careers that fit your interests and passions. In addition to the interactive app, students and families will be able to interact in hands on activities and explore summer program opportunities with Access ASU staff members and students.

Zone C: West • Sun Devil Fitness Complex (SDFCW) | First Floor | basketball court

Social Science

Fooling the Brain and the Art of Visual Illusions

Was the dress blue for you? Find out how your brain sees the environment and makes you see something that others don't! The Cognitive, Learning and Neuroscience Lab will demonstrate their research on Psychology and Visual Illusions.

Zone B: West • Sands Classroom & Lecture Hall (SANDS) | First Floor | 105

Student Life

Little Sun Devil Graduate Photos

Get your little Sun Devil ready for their close-up and take mock graduation photos. Put on a cap & gown and have their photo taken by GradImages' professional photographers. FREE digital copies of the photos will be emailed approximately 48 hours after the event.

Zone C: West • Fletcher Library (FLHLB) Outdoors | Building Patio

Natural Science

How many shapes can you build?

Build simple or complex shapes with fun, interactive manupulatives. Can you build all the ‘solid’ shapes? Can you build a closed shape with at least one of each type of tile? Explore the possibilities of shapes in 3D with these durable tiles. Great for all ages!

Zone B: West • Classroom/Lab/Computer Classroom (CLCC) Outdoors | CLCC Courtyard

Social Science

Can You Beat A Lie Detector?

Participate in a quick activity where you will put on a motion tracking suit and play the game "two truths and a lie." As we project your skeleton on a large wall, learn more about the research behind our detection algorithms based on body movement tracking. Limited spots, make an appointment when you first arrive and come back during your time slot! This event is perfect for all ages!

Zone A: West • Faculty Office/Administration (FAB) | Lower Level | Basement 23

Natural Science

Blurring the Lines Between Fantasy and Reality: STEAM Panels and Q&A

Sun Devil STEAMcomm is a graduate student organization that loves answering people's questions about the world while simultaneously using science, technology, engineering, art, and math to bring the world of pop culture into reality! Join us for four panels where we'll be answering your burning questions about STEAM in video games, movies, and the real world! (Schedule: 1 PM: STEAM 101-How to Get Into STEAM; 2 PM: From Mario to Fortnight-STEAM in Video Games; 3 PM: Are You Smarter than a Grad Student: STEAM Trivia With Prizes; and 4 PM: Who Would Win-Solving Epic Pop Culture Debates with STEAM)

Schedule: 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM

Zone B: West • Kiva Lecture Hall (KIVA) | First Floor | Kiva Lecture Hall

Business

Put your tying skills to the test with W. P. Carey School of Business!

Come to W. P. Carey School of Business to test your tying skills in a tie competition against your friends and family!

Zone B: West • Sands Courtyard Outdoors | SANDS Courtyard

Humanities

Flags from around the world...

Every country has a flag as a national symbol. Flags often display symbols that are meaniful to the country and have a common meaning around the world. Interdisciplinary Global Learning and Engagement will give you the opportuntiy to identify as many flags as you can!

Zone B: West • Fletcher Lawn Outdoors | Fletcher Lawn

Health & Wellness

Experiential Health Activities

Meet Sammy the simulation manikin and learn first aid techniques as he experiences a “series of unfortunate events”. Learn to recognize heart and breath sounds using the same equipment our students use. Manikins help our students practice routine care and manage critical emergencies. Watch a CPR demonstration and practice on our manikins.

Zone B: West • Sands Classroom & Lecture Hall (SANDS) | First Floor | 135

Social Science

Considering Others

Join us in learning and showing care and concern for others we encounter. Understanding how small acts, like hand-made cards, can have impact on the community we live in.

Zone B: West • Sands Classroom & Lecture Hall (SANDS) | First Floor | 125

Social Science

Press West

How did they create newspapers, art and other printed materials before computers? Check out our amazing Letterpress! This demo uses our vintage letterpress equipment to hand print works of art with social and historical consciousness. Everyone will love this!

Zone A: West • University Center (UCB) | Lower Level | L 123

Natural Science

Math Twister and Dots and Boxes!

Have you ever played the game Twister? How about Dots and Boxes? Come play our versions and test your math at the same time! Be prepared to find the right circle to put your foot or do the math to finish your box first! These activities are great for all ages, fun for the whole family!

Zone B: West • Classroom/Lab/Computer Classroom (CLCC) | First Floor | 154

Health & Wellness

Make A First Aid Kit

Collect supplies to make a take-home first aid kit.

Zone B: West • Sands Classroom & Lecture Hall (SANDS) | First Floor | 135

Natural Science

Make a solar oven!

Living in a state that averages 299 sunny days a year, using solar power is a great option! Make a solar oven and test it out at home with smores or other great food! Hear about animal habitats and do a habitat animal sort!

Zone B: West • Classroom/Lab/Computer Classroom (CLCC) | First Floor | 199

Natural Science

Earn your "Medication Safety Patrol" Badge!

After participating in a variety of activities, children will better understand key medicine safety principles. They will learn the difference between candy and medicine, understanding prescription bottles, where they should be stored and who should take the medication. After you complete each activity you will earn your Medicine Safety Patrol Badge!

Zone B: West • Classroom/Lab/Computer Classroom (CLCC) | First Floor | 102

Engineering

Lego Mindstorm at HYSA

In the eighties, it was predicted that in 40 years robots would be everywhere...” (Marvin Minsky) Well, the age of robotics has finally arrived! Come join HYSA and MLFTC in the Makerspace/IgnitEd Lab and watch the HYSA Middle Years Robotics Team engineer, program and run Lego Mindstorm robots to complete some very complex tasks, come speak with Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College IgnitEd lab students. From bots that pick up and deliver items to bots that can solve a Rubik’s Cube, this ASU Open Door exhibition is sure to get your circuits going!

Zone A: West • Herberger Young Scholars Academy (HYSA) | First Floor | HYSA MakerSpace - entry on University Way North

Natural Science

Create your own Neuron

Do you know what a neuron is? Neurons carry “messages” throughout the nervous system and its most important part is the brain. Some of your neurons have been in your body your whole life! Come make a neuron and learn more! All ages and tons of fun!

Zone B: West • Sands Classroom & Lecture Hall (SANDS) | First Floor | 103

Art/Design

LEGO Engineering

Attendees will learn engineering concepts through building with LEGO. How to create a bridge design that can span the longest possible distance and determine the weight bearing load it can take. This module uses creativity with classic building design to show first-hand how the engineering feat of bridges work.

Zone B: West • Fletcher Lawn Outdoors | Fletcher Lawn

Business

Lets Get Down To Business in the Knight-Swift Logistics Lab!

Come visit the W. P. Carey School of Business in the Knight - Swift Logistics Lab to learn about the logistics side of business. W. P. Carey faculty and students will help you understand the decisions required to deliver products all over the world. Join us and foster your business spirit!

Zone B: West • Sands Classroom & Lecture Hall (SANDS) | First Floor | 113.

Natural Science

Glow in the Dark Rocks

How many rocks do you see in your everyday life? We walk on them, climb on them and even skip them across the lake. There is absolutely no practical reason why rocks should glow, but many do! Come to our 'dark room' and check out these spectacular floresent minerals and rocks for yourself!

Zone B: West • Classroom/Lab/Computer Classroom (CLCC) | First Floor | 113

Engineering

You Can Do the Cube - Rubik's Cube Competition

Special Hours: 8:30 - 4

Kicking off Open Door Day West Campus, the Rubik's Cube Competition is an annual event. Teams can register up until January 19, 2020

Zone A: West • University Center (UCB) | First Floor | LaSala A,B,C - UCB

Student Life

Residence Hall Tours

We will be offering tours of our Freshmen Residence Hall, Casa de Oro! Come see this beautiful community and learn how our first-year students live! Tours will include the community kitchen, laundry room, study lounges, and a Model room.

Zone B: West • Casa De Oro ( CDOR ) | First Floor | Lobby

Student Life

Experience ASU

Special Hours: 11:00-12:30

Join us to learn about admission, scholarships and financial aid, student housing and ways to get involved. You will also go on a student-led walking tour of campus with a Devils’ Advocate. This two-hour visit will give you an overview of the admission process and a peek at what it’s like to be a Sun Devil.

Schedule: 11:00 AM Admission Presentation, 11:30 AM Campus Tour

Zone B: West • Kiva Lecture Hall (KIVA) | First Floor | Kiva Lecture Hall