7 Must-See Events at ASU’s Open Door @ Tempe Campus

Get excited, Open Door will be returning to Arizona State University’s largest campus!

Open Door at ASU’s Tempe campus is approaching, and we are so excited! This event will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 — you won’t want to miss it! Here are just a few of the many amazing experiences at this year’s Open Door.

Building Structures with Kinetic Sand

Come join Engineers Without Borders and explore concepts of the engineering design process through a fun, hands-on activity with kinetic sand. We can’t wait to see what you create! Fun for all ages.

Zone C: Tempe | Engineering Center G (ECG) Outdoors | ECG Patio

Build Your Urban Vision

If you could take a few square blocks to create your own city, what would you like to see? Use LEGO to envision a new life for a real-world area in Phoenix, Tempe or anywhere you can imagine! You can also chat with urban planning students about some strategies for bringing new life to under-used urban areas.

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

Learn How Screen Printing Works!

Stop by and see how to print different designs on fabric with some current School of Art students. Visitors will receive a free “I Heart Art” bandana while supplies last. Please note that this event has special hours and will close at 4 p.m.!

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

Get Lost

At this event, kids will get to navigate a small maze and use their success to contribute to the overall navigation of a large maze. See how getting “lost in the woods” is a part of every discovery, and find out how your success can add to the success of your entire community.

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

A View from the Sky: Drones in Design

Have you ever imagined what the world looks like from a bird’s perspective? At this event, you can take a virtual drone selfie, or “dronie,” using sophisticated drone technology and see how drones can be used in land survey and analysis. In the end, you’ll get to take home a picture of yourself from a birds’ eye view!

Zone A: Tempe | Neeb Hall (NEEB) Outdoors | North Plaza

Fun With Clay! Making Pottery & Clay Figurines

Join the ASU Art History program and the School of International Letters and Cultures to learn the basics of making clay figurines. The practice was widespread in the ancient world, and the most common gifts to the gods were figurines crafted from clay that represented humans or animals. This hands-on activity is lots of fun and allows you to learn something about the ancient world at the same time!

Zone A: Tempe | Art Building (ART) | Second Floor | 232

Walk on Mars! ASU Mars Space Flight Facility

ASU’s THEMIS camera has been taking images of Mars since 2001! So far, it has collected over 200,000 infrared images. The Mars Space Flight Facility has used the best images to create a global map of Mars that, when printed at full resolution, is the size of a basketball court! Come walk across this giant map of Mars with our scientists and explore the Red Planet yourself!

Zone D: Tempe | Interdisciplinary Science And Technology Building IV (ISTB4) Outdoors | East side of ISTB4

There is so much more to see at this year’s Open Door at ASU’s Tempe campus! Make sure to show up and see all the amazing things ASU’s biggest campus has in store.

More information

ASU Open Door @ Tempe is a rare opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look into the spaces that house our most innovative projects, including the Biodesign Institute, ASU Supercomputer, Mars Space Flight Facility, Marston Exploration Theater, and more. ASU Open Door offers you the opportunity to hear firsthand from ASU students and faculty about rare poisonous insects, space exploration, volcanoes, drones and robots, medical breakthroughs and Mayan discoveries. Interactive hands-on activities offer a wide spectrum of sciences, engineering, humanities and the arts

Visit the Open Door website to find a full list of activities, map of the event and details on where to park, dining options, and more! Don’t forget to download your free tickets before arriving.

JOIN US: 1–5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020

There’s more Open Door! Find us at Downtown Phoenix campus on Feb. 8 and at Polytechnic campus on Feb. 29.

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