SDSU Science & Engineering Sampler
FREE Event & Parking · Saturday March 14, 2015 · 9am - 2pm
BioEngineer for the Day*** TBD
Learn how bioengineers design medical devices to open up blocked arteries in the heart with a hands-on demonstration on a simulated patient artery.
BYOB (Build Your Own Butane) Chemistry on the ComputerGMCS-245a
Use molecular modeling software to construct a molecule and test it for stability.
Computer Science and Sound: Dolphins and YouGMCS-403
Visit the Audio Lab where we use computer science to analyze dolphin and whale sounds. See interactive kiosks from our collaborators at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, periodic demonstrations of research tools, and you can learn how to visualize your own voice using spectrograms.
CSI meets CSUCSL-226
Learn about Forensic Science, develop fingerprints utilizing different methods.
Electron Microscope FacilityPS-1
See inside cells magnified thousands of times on our scanning and transmission electron microscopes.
Engineering Village: Various DisplaysEngineering
Various displays including: mechanical engineering machine shop, aerospace, robotics, and many more.
Exploration of the Human BodyLSN 3, 5
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.
Fixing a Broken HeartDPS BioScience Center
View displays of heart circulation, cardiac anatomy, and actual data recordings of a heart attack. Conduct your own experiment using a computer to record changes in HR to exercise and simulated driving.
Flow Cytometry Facility: Lasers Make Cells Glow *** LSN-26 ?
Watch with microscopes as high-powered lasers allow individual cells to fluoresce in different colors.
Fuel-Cell / Solar Hybrid Model Car Demonstration PA-216
Demonstration using a hydrogen fuel-cell/solar hybrid-powered toy car.
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.
Make a Bouncing Ball with Polymer ChemistryLSN 2nd-Floor Entrance
Make a polymer bouncing ball out of common household items.
Museum of BiodiversityLSS 267, 269, 270
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.
Phage Attack: Weapons of Microbe DestructionLSN 2nd-Floor Entrance
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.
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.)
Regenerating the Human Body with Stem Cells *** GMCS-128 ?
Learn how stem cells make all the different parts of the human body, and how they repair and replace dead and damaged organs.
See Inside the Human Brain *** GMCS-128 ?
See how magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to image the human brain and ways that scientists study the structure and patterns of activity in children's brains as they mature into adults.
Show-Me GeologyITS Patio
Learn about the importance of rocks and minerals in everyday-life, start a mineral collection.
The Cool World of Cryogenics: Supercool Ice Cream to Liquefying AirPA-215
Liquid nitrogen instant ice cream, balloon freezing, spinning ping-pong balls, and more.
Take a Land Cruise on the RP OceansGMCS-108
Make waves, move beaches, measure the Earth's rotation.
Telescopic Views of the SunPA Roof Top
View the Sun (safely!) though telescopes; hopefully see sunspots. Brief, informal presentation about the Sun and stars.
The Lab ZonePA-119
Hands-on design, building, and testing of your very own project to learn basic math, engineering, and scientific principles.
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.
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.
Wildfire Science in San DiegoCSL-120
Learn how researchers are working with firefighters to help improve community protection and firefighter health and safety.
X-ray Crystallography CSL-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!