Top 7 Reasons to Visit ASU Open Door at West

We’ll just say it: You do not want to miss ASU Open Door at West.

ASU Open Door @ West offers events and interactive activities in mathematical and natural sciences, humanities, arts and cultural studies, education and business, along with dozens of hands-on activities that excite curiosity for teachers, kids, lifelong learners and parents.

Check out just a few of the things that will be going on!

You Can Do the Cube — Rubik’s Cube Competition

Special Hours: 8:30 A.M — 4:30 P.M.

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Kicking off the Open Door Day West Campus, the Rubik’s Cube Competition is an annual Event. More info at

Schedule: Competition Heats

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

Can You Beat a Lie Detector?

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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.

Zone A: West • Faculty Office/Administration (FAB) | Lower Level | B23

Solar Amusement Park

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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

Real Life Angry Birds

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Test your skills with our slingshot and see if you can angle the birds to knock down those pigs!

Zone C: West • Sun Devil Fitness Complex (SDFCW) | The activity will take place outside of SDFC near the quad

Bringing Education to Life with Frankenstein

Image: Nina Miller, Center for Science and the Imagination

Join Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College as we celebrate the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s timeless 19th-century novel, “Frankenstein.” We’ll reflect on this novel’s message about creation, science and what it means to be human. Together, we’ll explore the pros and cons of innovative technologies and examine what can go wrong or right in the process of creation. We’ll bring life to concepts of design thinking, creativity, and problem-solving as you participate in activities that will allow you to imagine future contributions. Each participant will create a creature — using unorthodox materials — and help us craft a collaborative story.

Zone B: West • Fletcher Lawn | Lawn

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| Lawn

Wheel of Trivia: Sun Devil Edition

Calling all Sun Devils! How much do you know about Arizona State University? Spin the wheel and test your ASU knowledge to win a prize. Questions range from easy, medium to hard so the game is fun for all ages.

Zone B: West • Sands Courtyard | First Floor | 135

So come and join us on February 10th from 1–6pm as we celebrate that kids today are smart, tech savvy, and more involved in their own educational experiences than ever before!

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Saturday, Feb. 16, 2018
1–5 p.m.

Nestled in northwest Phoenix, ASU’s West campus is a learning community with a small college feel. Home to the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, and degree programs offered by the W. P. Carey School of Business, the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and the College of Health Solutions, the West campus has a bit of everything for everyone.

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