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Date/Time: February 18, 2023, 1-5pm

Engineering | Elementary school & under

Human-in-Mind Engineering Research (HiMER) Lab

The Human-in-Mind Engineering Research (HiMER) lab provides local K-12 students with demonstrations and hands-on activities on human systems engineering research applications. Participants can understand how humans interact with emerging technologies, such as extended reality (XR) and computer vision, and learn how these technologies can help improve human safety and performance.

Zone C: Polytechnic • Simulator Building (SIM) | Second Floor | 231 A

Engineering | High school & up

Exploring Engineering

Please join us to learn more about our 25+ Engineering programs! We will also have the opportunity to take pictures with our #FutureEngineer sign while scoring some great swag items.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Technology Center (TECH) | First Floor | Lobby

Engineering | High school & up

Elevator Pitch Game

The Elevator Pitch is a simple, fun and clever exercise for students wanting to invent and present a product or service. It introduces students to the venture world by teaching them how to do an effective elevator pitch to a potential investor.

Zone B: Polytechnic • Santa Catalina Hall (SANCA) | First Floor | 135

Art/Design | Elementary school & under

Little Sun Devil Graduate Photos by GradImages

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 B: Polytechnic • Student Union (UNION) Outdoors | Lawn

Business | High school & up

Mini Lessons in Business Education

With mini lessons, you will have the opportunity to discover and explore business scenarios through a variety of activities and get ideas for starting your own business.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Agribusiness Center (AGBC) | First Floor | AGBC 149

Student Life | Middle school

Visita Guiada Bilingüe (Español/Ingles) | Bilingual (English/Spanish) Guided Polytechnic Campus Tour

Los invitatmos a conocer a ASU através de esta visita guiada en español. Vamos a destacar programas, servicios y actividades que son de interés para nuestros estudiantes hispanos en ASU. | We invite you to come learn about ASU at each campus through this Spanish Guided Tour. We will be highlighting programs, services and activities that are of interest to our Hispanic students at ASU.

Schedule: 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Zone B: Polytechnic • Citrus Dining Pavilion (CITRS) | First Floor | Citrus 123- (Multicultural Communities of Excellence Space)

Engineering | High school & up

Exploring Engineering

Please join us to learn more about our 25+ Engineering programs! We will also have the opportunity to take pictures with our #FutureEngineer sign while scoring some great swag items.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Technology Center (TECH) | First Floor | Lobby

Natural Science | Middle school

Flying High with Rotocopters

Learn how to make a little paper helicopter, do you know why the paper toy spins around when it falls? Try folding the blades in different directions and see how this affects the spin of the copter.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Santan Hall (SANTN) | First Floor | 103

Natural Science | Elementary school & under

Create a Nature Journal

Draw, learn and observe the nature around you. Join us at the ASU library to create your own nature journal. Learn how to record details about animals, shells, flowers and patterns. See items that have been brought from the library’s Naturespace, natural history collection.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Academic Center (CNTR) | Lower Level | Polytechnic Library

Engineering | Elementary school & under

3 "Minute to Win it" Games

We will have three "Minute to Win it" Games for lots of fun activities.

Zone B: Polytechnic • Sutton Hall (SUTON) Outdoors |

Engineering | High school & up

Aircraft Structures Lab & Remote Controlled Simulation

The ASU Aviation Programs will be showcasing the aircraft structures lab. Visitors will have the opportunity to test their hand as a remote controlled pilot on our flight simulators.

Zone C: Polytechnic • Simulator Building (SIM) | First Floor | 125

Natural Science | High school & up

The Human Body

Have you ever wondered what is inside your body? Come look at preserved animal organs and play with some interactive 3D models of the human body. Test your anatomy skills and race others at putting a skeleton together. Come and take pictures with our dressed up skeletons at our selfie station.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Santan Hall (SANTN) | Second Floor | 202

Student Life | Middle school

Cafecito Con Familia- Polytechnic Campus

Esperamos que puedan acompañarnos mientras damos la bienvenida a nuestras familias al campus y brindamos información sobre los recursos y oportunidades de ASU. Tendremos actividades, antojitos y, por supuesto cafecito en esta recepción familiar. | We hope you can join us as we welcome our families to campus, provide information about ASU resources and opportunities. We will be having activities, snacks, and of course, coffee at this family reception.

Zone B: Polytechnic • Citrus Dining Pavilion (CITRS) | First Floor | Citrus 123- (Multicultural Communities of Excellence Space)

Natural Science | Elementary school & under

Paper Chromatography

Chromatography is the science of separating mixtures. Paper chromatography is an interesting way to separate the components of a marker and create a colorful artwork to take home!

Zone A: Polytechnic • Santan Hall (SANTN) | Second Floor | 210

Engineering | High school & up

3D Printing and Design Inspired by Nature

3D Printing and Design Inspired by Nature: Learn about how we bring ideas from nature into computer-aided design and 3D printing for some cool applications like energy absorption and weight reduction.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Technology Center (TECH) | First Floor | 199

Natural Science | Elementary school & under

Flying Pans with Van de Graaff

Come watch the pie pans flying. Participants will watch the pie pans flying off the Van de Graaff dome. A physics instructor will place the pans on top of the Van de Graph sphere. Turn on the Van de Graaff generator and watch it take off! Let the physicist explain why this happens?

Zone A: Polytechnic • Santan Hall (SANTN) | Second Floor | 210

Natural Science | Elementary school & under

Self Inflating Balloon

Use baking soda and vinegar to create chemical reaction that gives off gas as a product. Vinegar is a solution of acetic acid. It reacts with baking soda, sodium bicarbonate, to produce carbon dioxide gas and an aqueous solution of sodium acetate.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Santan Hall (SANTN) | Second Floor | 210

Engineering | High school & up

Robotics @ ASU RISE Lab

Check out all the cool robots at the Robotics and Intelligent Systems Laboratory! From drones to robot arms - from exoskeletons to exosuits. Ask questions you have about autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, and human-robot collaboration!

Zone A: Polytechnic • Technology Center (TECH) | First Floor | 179, 183

Natural Science | Middle school

Earth Jolting Experience with an Earthquake Shake Table

It’s time to test your structures with the EZ Shake Table! Students build structures, place them on the table, and pull/shake the table to test stability.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Santan Hall (SANTN) | First Floor | 103

Natural Science | Elementary school & under

Bubble Festival

Come have fun with flying bubbles using the Van de Graaff. A physicist will start the Van de Graaff by building a charge. Participants can come and blow soap bubbles around it and watch what happens to those bubbles. Participants can play multiple times and have fun with flying bubbles. With the help of a physics instructor the concepts will be explained.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Santan Hall (SANTN) | Second Floor | 210

Business | Middle school

Launching Lemonade

Easy, Peasy, Lemon Squeezy! Join us to explore various aspects of a business that are needed to launch a lemonade stand.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Agribusiness Center (AGBC) | First Floor | AGBC 101

Engineering | High school & up

Aviation Programs Flight Simulator Demonstration

Come experience what it's like to be a pilot at the ASU Aviation Programs flight simulator demonstration! Two motion flight simulators will be available for demonstrations and two additional flight simulators will be open for visitors to tour.

Zone C: Polytechnic • Simulator Building (SIM) | First Floor | 139

Engineering | High school & up

Rossum Rumblers Robotics Lab Demonstration

Rossum Rumblers Robotics is a student-run robotics club on the Polytechnic campus. We have many different robotics projects, including VEX, combat, and military robots. Come check out these robots, and get a chance to drive them yourself! We will have disc-golf playing robots and miniature combat robots (with their spinners disabled) to play with and learn from.

Zone C: Polytechnic • Simulator Building (SIM) | First Floor | 153

Engineering | Elementary school & under

Airport Traffic Control Tower Simulator

The Airport Traffic Control Tower simulator on ASU’s poly campus uses voice recognition and high resolution graphics to simulate the control tower environment. Students use the simulator to demonstrate skills in the control of air traffic on the airport surface, runways, and in the airspace surrounding the airport. The scenarios are realistic and are designed to prepare students for a career in air traffic control.

Zone C: Polytechnic • Simulator Building (SIM) | Second Floor | 264

Student Life | Elementary school & under

Robotics Selfies with ASU Prep

What do you want to be when you grow up? ASU Prep can help you picture yourself in a STEM career with AR selfie options like Robotics, Biologist, Astronaut and Scientist among the options. Come take a selfie with us! ASU Prep is a K-12, tuition-free college preparatory school where students Prep for College. Prep for Careers. Prep for Life.

Zone B: Polytechnic • Student Union (UNION) Outdoors |

Engineering | Middle school

Make Media Lab

Come and discover how video productions are made, including the technical magic of green screening and other special effects.

Zone B: Polytechnic • Applied Arts Pavilion (AAPAV) | Second Floor | 221

Engineering | Middle school

Visit the IDEAlab

Learn about the design of robots through origami and folding at the IDEAlab! Stop by Tech 180 to learn how we design, build, and test mobile robots using origami and the natural world as a source of inspiration. See some of our processes in action, with a hands-on activity.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Technology Center (TECH) | First Floor | 180

Student Life | High school & up

Women in Science and Engineering for High School Students

WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) will have a table with activities related to Historical and Current Prominent Women in Science and Engineering. These activities can include a Wheel with questions, jeopardy, and more. We will have prizes such as stickers, candy, and more.

Zone B: Polytechnic • Student Union (UNION) | First Floor | Lobby

Natural Science | Elementary school & under

Sling Shot Into Space

Have you ever wondered how far and how fast a rocket can fly? With the help of our ASU Physics instructors let’s have fun building a model rocket. Learn the physics behind it, launch it and compete against a friend or a family member to see how far and how fast yours can fly!!! Prizes for the winner!!!

Zone A: Polytechnic • Santan Hall (SANTN) | Second Floor | 210

Natural Science | Elementary school & under

Paper Folding and Symmetry

Paper Maths, Come join us as we use origami to explore mathematical concepts such as angles and symmetry in 2D and 3D. Paper will be provided. All you have to bring is curiosity and a folding hand.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Santan Hall (SANTN) | Second Floor | 210

Engineering | Middle school

Be a Software Engineer

Come join us for a fun journey through Software Engineering practices. Activities will include programming a robot, testing some programs, logical games and more.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Peralta Hall (PRLTA) | Second Floor | 213

Business | Elementary school & under

Photo Booth

Special Hours: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Say cheese! Stop by for a W. P. Carey photo op with friends and family.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Agribusiness Center (AGBC) | First Floor | Lobby

Engineering | High school & up

Innovation Hub Makers Lab

The Innovation Hub is a lab that ASU Poly students use to bring their ideas and projects to life. Through the use of lasers and 3d printers and computer controlled routers, the Innovation Hub is a lab that helps students 'prototype' or create most anything from scratch.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Technology Center (TECH) | First Floor | 199

Natural Science | Elementary school & under

What's Your Type?

Fingerprinting Fun - Use a pencil and some clear tape to make fingerprints! This is a fun detective science activity because the fingerprints appear so clear and detailed.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Santan Hall (SANTN) | First Floor | 103

Student Life | Middle school

Women in Science and Engineering for Middle School Students

WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) will have a table with activities related to Historical and Current Prominent Women in Science and Engineering. These activities can include a Wheel with questions, and more. We will have prizes such as stickers, candy, and more.

Zone B: Polytechnic • Student Union (UNION) | First Floor | Lobby

Student Life | High school & up

Polytechnic Campus Tour

Take a student led tour of the Polytechnic campus. Campus tours require pre-registration at, visit.asu.edu/schedule. The campus tour is from 11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Open Door starts at 1 p.m.

Schedule: 11:30 a.m.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Administration (ADMIN) Outdoors | Lobby

Sustainability | High school & up

Indoor Farming

Do you know how to grow food indoors? ASU Indoor Farming Lab will showcase how we can grow delicious vegetables and herbs indoors using LED lighting, hydroponics, and soilless substrate!

Zone A: Polytechnic • Santan Hall (SANTN) | Third Floor | 315

Art/Design | High school & up

Lights, Cameras, Action!

Special Hours: 1-3pm

Have you ever wanted to see how a slow-motion camera works? What about a thermal camera? Or maybe get a high-end studio portrait? The GIT Commercial Photo Studio and Technical Imaging Lab can show you all those things and you'll have the pictures to prove it. Whether you want to see things that happen fast, are outside of the visible spectrum, or just want the coolest selfie you've ever had for social media, come check us out one the 2nd floor in the Applied Arts Pavilion.

Zone B: Polytechnic • Applied Arts Pavilion (AAPAV) | Second Floor | 220

Engineering | Elementary school & under

Engineering Coloring Pages

Lots of fun coloring pages for participants to choose from! Papers can be colored here or taken home.

Zone B: Polytechnic • Sutton Hall (SUTON) Outdoors | Courtyard

Natural Science | Elementary school & under

Making Predictions with Drops on a Penny

Which side of a penny will hold more water? Heads? Tails? How many drops of water can a penny hold?

Zone A: Polytechnic • Santan Hall (SANTN) | First Floor | 103

Natural Science | Elementary school & under

Biology: The Living World

Do animals and plants fascinate you? Come check out our collection of live animals and skeletal animal remains. Look at life in a new perspective…under a microscope! Check out different plants, animals and objects under the microscope. Be like Jack, and plant your own beanstalk to take home and watch it grow! We also have a coloring station to give the little ones a break while they color different aquatic protozoa.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Santan Hall (SANTN) | Second Floor | 201

Engineering | Elementary school & under

Photo Booth

Bring your camera and take some awesome ASU pictures of our Future Sun Devils!

Zone B: Polytechnic • Sutton Hall (SUTON) Outdoors |

Natural Science | Elementary school & under

Lava Lamp

Discover density and polarity as you make a groovy homemade lava lamp with this science project! You can recreate this magic in your kitchen with the Lava Lamp Alka Seltzer experiment using just a few simple ingredients.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Santan Hall (SANTN) | Second Floor | 210

Natural Science | Elementary school & under

Explore the Illusion with Mirrors

Come and join us to explore the optical illusions with the concave and convex mirrors displayed. Have you wondered why your image changes when you look at yourself in a concave or a convex mirror? Have you also wondered how far you can stand in front of a concave mirror before your image disappears? With the assistance of a physics instructor, the image formation can be explained and they will guide participants to measure how far away they must stand before their image disappears when standing in front of a concave mirror.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Santan Hall (SANTN) | Second Floor | 210

Natural Science | Elementary school & under

Don't Burst your Bubble with Soapy Solutions

Bubbles fascinate both children and adults with their beautiful shapes and colors. Such simple ingredients—soap and water—create mesmerizing examples of both geometry and chemistry. By experimenting with bubbles, you have the opportunity to learn about surface tension, elasticity, minimal surface structures, and how to blow really, really big bubbles!

Zone A: Polytechnic • Santan Hall (SANTN) | First Floor | 103

Student Life | High school & up

Postcard Pictures

Create your first memory with Arizona State University! Come by the Photo Booth and get your picture on an ASU postcard. Keep it handy to help you set, and reach your goals.

Zone B: Polytechnic • Student Union (UNION) | First Floor | Lobby

Engineering | High school & up

Aviation Programs Powerplants Lab

The ASU Aviation Programs powerplants lab will be open for visitors to see see various types of jet engines/aircraft components and their operation.

Zone C: Polytechnic • Simulator Building (SIM) | First Floor | 121

Student Life | Middle school

Family Trivia

Join Devils 4 Devils for family fun and connection with Family Trivia. Each family member will grab a popsicle stick to play for a prize. Bring kids of all ages!

Zone B: Polytechnic • Student Union (UNION) Outdoors | Lobby

Engineering | Middle school

HazMat Suits

The Environmental & Resource Management program will demonstrate how to evaluate potential hazards from a chemical spill (flammability, toxicity, corrosivity) and the proper Personal Protective Equipment to keep first responders safe. Students will see photoionization detectors, gas detection meters, and Draeger tubes used for chemical identification. They will learn how to don and fit air purifying respirators, SCBAs (self-contained breathing apparatus), and chemical protective suits.

Zone B: Polytechnic • Santa Catalina Hall (SANCA) Outdoors |

Natural Science | Elementary school & under

Create A Mirage

Don’t trick the eye nor fool the brain. Come and explore the optical illusions and create your own Mirage. With the help of Physics instructor Participants will place any small object or objects in the lower mirror, taking care to center them. Objects that can be used include a ring, marbles, coins, buttons, flowers…etc. Set the upper mirror on top. Participants will be asked to reach with their hand to the object and share their observation. Come and join our physics team to explain how this works.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Santan Hall (SANTN) | Second Floor | 210

Natural Science | Elementary school & under

Magician's Secrets Revealed

Magician's can't reveal the secrets of their magic but physics can. Come and let our physicists show you how the trick of pulling the tablecloth out from under the dishes works. You can practice doing it with some less breakable things and amaze your friends.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Santan Hall (SANTN) | Second Floor | 210

Natural Science | Middle school

A Race to the Finish Line with Slinky's

What is the science behind the slinky? What type of energy does a slinky have? Newton's Law of motion and wave science.

Zone A: Polytechnic • Santan Hall (SANTN) | First Floor | 103