SDSU Science & Engineering Sampler
Saturday, March 18, 2017 · 9am - 2pm
FREE Public Event and Parking • Fun for the entire family • No RSVP needed
VizCenter: Helping the WorldCSL 120
See how the VizCenter helps with Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief, stimulation of international relationships and trade, plus assisting law enforcement through emerging technologies, innovative back-end processing, and operational needs.
Show-Me GeologyCSL 2nd Floor
Learn about the importance of rocks and minerals in everyday-life, start a mineral collection.
CSI meets CSUCSL 226
Learn about Forensic Science, develop fingerprints utilizing different methods.
X-ray CrystallographyCSL 231
Chemists and biologists learn how a molecule works by studying its three-dimensional structure, even the largest molecules are too small to be directly observed by the most powerful light microscopes. The solution? Prepare a crystal of the sample and use x-rays!
Engineering and Science with Aztec Science CampCSL 3rd Floor
Explore your engineering side as you design and test a structure to withstand “The Crusher.” Find your artistic side as you use a scribble bot to draw a masterpiece. Parents and guardians can learn more about Aztec Science Summer Camp.
Laser Applications in Chemistry and BiochemistryCSL 302
A wide range of lasers, used in multi-photon nonlinear laser techniques for biomedical and environmental applications, will be on display.
World of NanochemistryCSL 303
Come see how nanoparticles are made and analyzed.
Who Cheated? Find out by Using ChromatographyCSL 526
Five students are suspected of forging the answers to an exam. You need to determine if one of the pens found on a suspect matches the ink from the exam. Use the same technique the police use to analyze ink.
BYOB (Build Your Own Butane) Chemistry on the ComputerGMCS 245a
Use molecular modeling software to construct a molecule and test it for stability.
Regenerating the Human Body with Stem CellsGMCS 106
Learn how stem cells make all the different parts of the human body, and how they repair and replace dead and damaged organs.
Take a Land Cruise on the RP OceansGMCS 108
Make waves, move beaches, measure the Earth’s rotation.
Engineering Facility ToursEngineering Building
Depart from the Mediterranean Garden: 10:30am, 11:30am, and 12:30pm.
Exploration of the Human BodyLSN 3
Explore the amazing world of the human body. Look into a microscope to see the incredible organization and beauty behind bone and muscle. Observe healthy hearts and brains, and compare those with a diseased heart and brains. Watch healthy lungs expand, and contrast them with the lungs from a smoker.
Flow Cytometry Facility: Lasers Make Cells GlowLSN 26
Watch with microscopes as high-powered lasers allow individual cells to fluoresce in different colors.
Phage Attack: Weapons of Microbe DestructionLSN 2nd Floor
There’s a battle between the smallest, most numerous entities on Earth. Learn how phage, the viruses of bacteria launch attacks against their bacterial targets. See bacterial cultures before and after phage attack. Learn about the impact these interactions can have on human health.
Stem Cell and Tissue RegenerationLSN 2nd Floor
Learn how freshwater planarians (flatworms) have the remarkable ability to replace missing tissue after an injury.
Museum of BiodiversityLSS 269
See big bugs, hairy spiders, skeletons, furs, feathers, plants, and more from our vast museum collection. Learn about field biology and natural history education at SDSU.
Electron Microscope FacilityPS 1
See inside cells magnified thousands of times on our scanning and transmission electron microscopes.
SuperSonic Ping-Pong Balls & Superconducting LevitationPA 216
The power of air pressure will be demonstrated as Ping-Pong balls are launched to supersonic speeds at empty soda cans. Also demonstrating superconducting levitation.
The Cool World of Cryogenics: Supercool Ice Cream to Liquefying AirPA 215
Liquid nitrogen instant ice cream, balloon freezing, and more.
Planetarium ShowsPA 209
Enjoy a tour of the starry night sky in our planetarium. Shows are 20 minutes long and are given every half-hour. (Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair access inside the planetarium.)
The Virtual UniversePA 256
Experience two galaxies colliding with Virtual Reality (goggles) as if you were in the middle of it!
Telescopic Views of the SunPA Roof Top
View the Sun (safely!) though telescopes; hopefully see sunspots. Brief, informal presentation about the Sun and stars.
Engineering Village: Various DisplaysMediterranean Garden
Displays including: mechanical engineering machine shop, aerospace, robotics, and many more.