Engineering Activities

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WHAT IS LAB GROWN MEAT, AND WOULD YOU EAT IT? – RISK BITES

Imagine eating a hamburger that is, in every way, identical to the hamburgers you’re used to eating—except that didn’t come from an animal! While this may sound like science fiction, lab-grown meat (also known as cultured meat) may be available to most people in the next couple of years—they’re already being served up in Singapore! Join Risk Bites and Dr. Mariya Vizireanu from the ASU College of Global Futures as we take a look at what lab-grown meat is, and what the benefits and risks might be.

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IS FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY ETHICAL? – RISK BITES

How do we ensure that facial recognition technology is developed responsibly and ethically? Join Risk Bites and Professor Andrew Maynard from the ASU College of Global Futures as he dives into complex ethical problems and risks presented by face recognition.

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WHAT COULD GO WRONG WITH BRAIN MACHINE INTERFACES? – RISK BITES

Advanced brain computer interfaces like the one being developed by Elon Musk’s Neuralink have the potential to transform our lives for the better. But they also come with complex ethical challenges. Join Risk Bites and Professor Andrew Maynard from the ASU College of Global Futures as he explores the benefits, risks and ethics of advanced brain machine interface technology.

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HOW RISKY IS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE? – RISK BITES

How dangerous could artificial intelligence turn out to be, and how do we develop ethical and beneficial artificial intelligence? Join Risk Bites and Professor Andrew Maynard from the ASU College of Global Futures as we take a look at how we might develop AI safely, ethically, and beneficially, while avoiding potential dangers.

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Demonstration of How Space is Cold and Empty

The Interplanetary Lab test satellites in the rigors of space. Professor Danny Jacobs demonstrates vacuum and cold, with surprising results.

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MobileNEWT: Platform for Development and Assessment of Nano-Based Water Treatment Technologies

The MobileNEWT (Nano-Enabled Water Treatment) is a customized, enclosed mobile trailer for easy hauling and deployment. It is built with a large concession side-window for public viewing, interaction, education, and dissemination of knowledge in featuring various Nano-based water treatment technologies. The overall goal of the MobileNEWT is to incorporate the advances in Engineering Nanomaterials (ENMs) and their integration into modular water treatment devices. These devices are then tested under actual field setting to validate these technologies in further driving innovations under the continuous-flow and field conditions toward real-world application and commercialization.

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Visiting the ASU Solar Power Lab

Have you ever wondered how to make a solar cell in a research lab? The Solar Power Lab is located at Macro Technology Works at the ASU research Park. In a state-of-the-art clean room with semiconductor processing and metrology equipment, ASU has a complete fabrication line for silicon solar cells. The facility includes 6,000 square feet of cleanroom space equipped with a full set of tools supporting silicon solar cell fabrication from wafers to modules. This video shows how solar cells are made in the lab. We describe the process from the silicon wafer to the final solar cell.

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LEGO Engineering for Kids!

Fulton Schools of Engineering is challenging children 5 to 14 years of age by exploring engineering concepts using LEGOs and LEGO robotics from the comfort of their home. Hear from Mr. Knorr, Camp Instructor and STEM middle school teacher about the virtual LEGO robotics camps that Fulton Virtual Summer Academy is offering and how STEM learning can be activated through play. These engaging camps were designed to capture children’s innate creative spirit and curiosity through unique LEGO building challenges which are tied directly into fundamental STEM concepts. Learning through play safely at home!

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AMFD: The Art of Micro 3D Printing

Come join the Advanced Manufacturing and Functional Device Laboratory as we explore the micro 3D printing process through a fun hands-on activity!

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Graphite Circuit

Light up a lamp using a circuit made out of graphite! This activity demonstrates the conductivity of graphite, which is also the source material for graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms.

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Learn from Nature! Self-burrowing Robot

Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) scientists and engineers are trying to design a self-burrowing robot inspired by the razor clam in nature, to help monitor soil health conditions. Build a simple burrowing robot at home and discover how CBBG engineers are working to develop efficient, ecologically friendly, and cost-effective solutions that are inspired by nature!

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Learn from Nature! Surficial Soil Stabilization

What if we could find a natural way to stabilize surface soils by forming a protective glue that can reduce erosion and dust? Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) engineers and scientists are researching ways to add environmentally friendly materials, found in nature, to soil in order to help prevent the damaging effects of soil erosion. Try a fun hands-on hydrogel experiment at home and discover how engineers are working to develop efficient, ecologically friendly, and cost-effective solutions that are inspired by nature!

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Young Inventor Spotlight

ASU Preparatory Academy Phoenix is a K-12 school of Sun Devils, located next to the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus! Join as we introduce you to Kenneth Warren, a young inventor who has created several useful inventions for his science class this year, including the “Ultimate Game Controller.” If you have a young inventor at home, watch Kenneth pitch his inventions and inspire other young Sun Devils on how to do the same!

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Sun Devil Alka Rocketeers

The Sun Devil Alka Rocketeers is a Fulton Student Organization that accepts ALL majors and students from diverse backgrounds. Within the program we strive to provide professional development opportunities through our daily club operations. In turn, adding to your network as a student and prospective worker or intern. This is done through creating unique outreach programs for children grades K-12. As well as world records through our participation in the Bayer Alka-Seltzer Rocket Challenge. We are a nationally-ranked team REDEFINING what "rocket science" is.

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Smelly Balloons

How big is a nanometer? We can't easily see nanometer-sized objects, but we can smell them! This activity will use balloons and flavor extracts to demonstrate how the molecules of the flavors can pass through tiny nanopores in the balloons.

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Studying Diseases on Chips

Our lab works on the creation of organs-on-chips and microscale tissue engineering! We specifically work in the fields of cardiovascular research and cancer biology. Come learn about the micro-models that we make in our lab, and how we use them to study different diseases.

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Learn from Nature! Soil Liquefaction

Mother Nature is Earth’s greatest design engineer, but she can also pack a destructive wallop. Researchers at the Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) are learning from nature to discover ways to mitigate these destructive effects. Liquefaction, a phenomenon where saturated soil acts and flows like a liquid, is often the major source of property damage due to earthquakes. CBBG engineers are working to understand, and reproduce, ways in which nature cements and creates bubbles in soil to prevent soils from liquefying. Try a hands-on experiment at home to explore ways in which soil particles can be cemented together.

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Learn from Nature! Soil Particle Forces

What if we could "see" forces of soil particles as they interact with each other? To evaluate the effect of loading on soil particle force chains, Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) engineers are using photoelastic materials to explore the patterns and magnitude of inter-particle forces. Try a photoelasticity experiment at home and discover how CBBG engineers are working to develop efficient, ecologically friendly, and cost-effective solutions that are inspired by nature!

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Learn from Nature! CoRncrete

What if we could find a natural way to bind sand together without using Portland cement? Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) engineers and scientist are researching ways to add environmentally friendly materials, found in nature, to use as an alternative building material. Try making your own coRncrete at home and discover how CBBG engineers are working to develop efficient, ecologically friendly, and cost-effective solutions that are inspired by nature!

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Learn from Nature! Soils Lab Tour and Biocementation

Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) researchers mimic the natural formation of sandstone and increase soil strength through biomineralization process. Take a virtual tour of the CBBG Test Pit on the ASU Polytechnic campus, including the excavation of seven biocemented columns created using Enzyme Induced Carbonate Precipitation (EICP). Make cemented soils at home and discover how engineers are working to develop efficient, ecologically friendly, and cost-effective solutions that are inspired by nature!

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Advanced Materials Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory Tour

Our laboratory provides an insightful view of machines that are being used to prepare materials, test their properties, and 3D print the desired products right from hair clips to Airplane components. This quick tour of the laboratory will provide you with the why's and how's of the machinery functions. We are currently working on synthesizing advanced materials with improved performances, and our target is to explore polymer-based composites and hybrid materials through advanced manufacturing regarding their design, fabrication, characterization, and, simulation.