FREE Event and Parking • Friday March 22, 2013 • 5 - 8pm
Various buildings within the College of Sciences (see map below) last update: 03.20.13 @ 08:29
1 Donald P. Shiley BioScience Center Research: "Fixing a Broken Heart"DPS 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. Alan & Debbie Gold Auditorium (first floor)
2 Laser Applications in Chemistry and Biochemistry CSL-302
A wide range of lasers, used in multi-photon nonlinear laser techniques for biomedical and environmental applications, will be on display.
3 Making Big Ones out of Little OnesPS-1
See inside cells magnified thousands of times on our scanning and transmission electron microscopes.
4 Phage Attack: Weapons of Microbe DestructionNLS Lobby
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.
5 Planetarium ShowsPA-209
Enjoy a tour of the starry night sky in our planetarium. (20-minute shows) Sorry, no wheelchair access inside planetarium.
6 Take a Land Cruise on the RP OceansGMCS-108
Make waves, move beaches, measure the Earth's rotation.
7 SDSU 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.
8 Show-Me GeologyITS Front
Learn about the importance of rocks and minerals in everyday-life, start a mineral collection.
9 Regenerating the Human Body with Stem CellsCSL-422
Learn how stem cells make all the different parts of the human body, and how they repair and replace dead and damaged organs.
10 See Inside the Human BrainCSL-422
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.
11 Super-Cool IceCream: The Cool World of CryogenicsPA-215
Liquid nitrogen instant ice cream, balloon freezing, and much more.
12 Supersonic Ping-Pong BallsPA-216
The power of air pressure will be demonstrated as ping-pong balls are launched to supersonic speeds at empty soda cans. Be prepared to cover your ears from the sonic boom!
13 Telescopic Views of the Night SkyPA Roof Top
View the night sky though telescopes.
14 The Lab ZonePA-119
Hands-on design, building, and testing of your very own project to learn basic math, engineering, and scientific principles.
15 Through the Looking Glass: Exploring Patterns with Mathematical ToolsITS-Front
Examine mathematical principles through hands-on explorations of projective geometry, prime numbers, and similarity.
16 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.
17 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!
18 SWITCH: Discover the Future of EnergyGMCS-333
(Special Movie Engagement 98-minute runtime) 4:30pm to 6:10pm. Dr. Scott Tinker travels the world, exploring leading energy sites from coal to solar, oil to biofuels, most of them highly restricted and never before seen on film. He seeks the truth from the international leaders of government, industry and academia. More Info