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Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 | 1–5 p.m.

Culture/Language

Gumbo Demo

Special Hours: 2-5pm

Gumbo, a traditional stew originating in Louisiana amongst African Americans, means Okra, a must for any variety of good tasting, strongly flavored dishes. Usually a mixture of meat, chicken or seafood with vegetables, there are as many recipes as there are great cooks in the kitchen. Join Dr. Duku Anokye as she demonstrates making her award-winning recipe in celebration of Black History Month. Come to see the ingredients, smell the aromas, and stay to enjoy the taste!

Zone C: West • Sun Devil Fitness Complex (SDFCW) | First Floor | Testing Kitchen

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: West • Fletcher Library (FLHLB) | First Floor | 1st floor lobby

Health & Wellness

Fantastic Voyage: The Human Body

Let’s take a trip inside of the Human Body!!! Cells in the microscope and bones on the table ... Could 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? Seat and relax, a simple machine will register the electrical impulses of you heart ^J^ Tour starts in the first floor

Schedule: 1:10pm; 1:40pm; 2:10pm; 2:40pm: 3:10pm: 3:40pm; 4:10pm: 4:40pm.

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

Social Science

Can you beat a lie detector?

Participate in a 15 minute 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.

Schedule: Every 20 minutes

Zone A: West • Faculty Office/Administration (FAB) | Lower Level | B29

Art/Design

Letters to Veterans

Join Changemaker Central as we create special, personalized letters for Veterans.

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

Culture/Language

Chinese Language and Cultural Training for Beginners

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 the project of learning Chinese. These professional language and cultural professors have trained multinational employees and foreign governments about China for over 50 years. You will have fun as you learn the basics of Chinese and discuss modern China with our experts.

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

Health & Wellness

Biomedical Research Lab Open House

Take a tour of the biomedical research lab, hear a research pitch, view cells under the microscope, learn about the benefits of vitamin D, nutraceuticals and more!

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

Art/Design

Meet a Robot Who Wants to Play

Join Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College as we spark imaginations and inspire tomorrow’s educators — with robots. Guide a Sphero robot through an obstacle course, learn to program it and experience the power of deep play.

Zone B: West • The Quad Outdoors | Lawn

Natural Science

Forensic Science Frenzy

Discover the real science behind "forensic science" & see how forensics assists law enforcement in criminal investigations!

Zone B: West • Classroom/Lab/Computer Classroom (CLCC) | Lower Level | L1-54

Engineering

You Can Do the Cube - Rubik's Cube Competition

Special Hours: 8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Kicking off Open Door Day West Campus, the Rubik's Cube Competition is an annual event. Teams can register up until January 27, 2019 at www.YouCanDoTheCube.com

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

Engineering

Lego Mindstorm at Herberger Young Scholars Academy

In the seventies, it was predicted that in 20 years robots would be everywhere. In the eighties, it was predicted that in 40 years robots would be everywhere...” (Marvin Minsky) Well, the age of robotics may have finally arrived! Come watch the Herberger Young Scholars Academy Secondary I Robotics Team engineer, program and run Lego Mindstorm robots to complete some very complex tasks. 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 | 102

Sustainability

Make Your Own Toothpaste

Join E.A.R.T.H. Club for a fun do it yourself project and learn how to make your very own toothpaste!

Zone C: West • Sun Devil Fitness Complex (SDFCW) | First Floor | Basketball Courts

Natural Science

Black widows from our urban desert

Kids and adults alike will be wowed by live, safely contained, black widow spiders. Staff will lead kids through the scientific process--asking questions and designing tests of their hypotheses. Undergraduate students will explain the work they do in the lab.

Zone B: West • Classroom/Lab/Computer Classroom (CLCC) | Third Floor | 3rd floor entry way

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. Watch a CPR demonstration and practice on our manikins, then play our dice game to win supplies to build your own mini first aid kit.

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

Social Science

The Real CSI!

Want to know some of the ways that Police Officers solve crimes? Come visit our fun booth to talk to officers and learn tools and techniques we use to put the evidence puzzle together to figure out WHO DID IT?!

Zone B: West • Fletcher Lawn Outdoors | lawn

Health & Wellness

Bio Dots

Participants will receive a Bio-dot, which monitors a person's stress level throughout the day.

Zone C: West • Sun Devil Fitness Complex (SDFCW) | First Floor | lobby of the first floor

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 A: West • University Center (UCB) Outdoors | South Walkway (Verde Mall)

Business

Let's Get Down To Business with Knight-Swift Transportation!

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 B: West • Sands Classroom & Lecture Hall (SANDS) Outdoors | West of Fletcher Library and South of Sands

Natural Science

3D Shapes with Geometiles

Build simple or complex shapes with Geometiles. 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.

Zone B: West • Classroom/Lab/Computer Classroom (CLCC) Outdoors | Ground Floor Breezeway

Health & Wellness

Play the Operation Game

Play the Operation game and learn about your body.

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

Student Life

About You/About ASU

Spin the Wheel to win some ASU swag. We'll learn about you while you learn about ASU. Younger guests can play and win with our Skee-Ball game.

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

Health & Wellness

Wheel of Wellness

Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Visit us to spin the Wheel of Wellness and win a prize to enhance your health..

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

Art/Design

Make Your Own Robot!

Join the fun and excitement of the ASU maker community by learning how to make a small and simple robot called a BristleBot! ASU Library is just one of many maker communities all over the world that provides creative space for people, ideas, and tools to come together – a place where fun and learning go hand-in-hand.

Zone C: West • Fletcher Library (FLHLB) | First Floor | Collaborative Study Zone - West of Starbucks

Student Life

Edison's Laboratory

Thomas Edison, "The Wizard of Menlo Park," was a prolific American inventor who impacted the world. Take a walk through Menlo Park with the virtual reality game ASU Preparatory Academy/ASU Prep Digital created for our college prep high school students.

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

Business

Test your Business Knowledge with Lawn "Tic Tac Toe"!

Come to W. P. Carey School of Business to test your knowledge while you are playing lawn "Tic Tac Toe" against your friends and family!

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

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 C: West • Fletcher Library Patio Outdoors | ELYSSA TO DETERMINE LOCATION

Natural Science

Talkin' Toxicology

This is a display and discussion of some of the most famous poisons and toxicants, such as cyanide, arsenic, DDT, mercury and radioactive materials. Experts are available to discuss the sources and effects of these compounds on both people and the environment.

Zone B: West • Classroom/Lab/Computer Classroom (CLCC) | Third Floor | 322L1

Student Life

Minute to Win it Games

Think you have what it takes to win? Come out and join the Society of ASU West Gamers and participate in minute to win it games, see if you have what it takes to win!

Zone C: West • Fletcher Library (FLHLB) | First Floor | Hallway

Student Life

Access ASU, me3, College and Career Exploration

Please join us at the Access ASU table for information on college readiness. Visitors will get the opportunity to take me3, an online interactive major and career quiz, play a game for a chance to win one of our amazing giveaways and find out more about how to get prepared for college and your future career!

Zone C: West • Sun Devil Fitness Complex (SDFCW) | First Floor | Main Gym area on the 1st floor

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: West • Fletcher Lawn Outdoors | ELYSSA TO DETERMINE LOCATION

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