SDSU Science & Engineering Sampler
Save the Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Stay tuned for updates.
Below is a collection of activities held in the past to excite your mind!
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.
CSI meets CSUCSL-226
Learn about Forensic Science, develop fingerprints utilizing different methods.
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!
Make a Bouncing Ball with Polymer ChemistryCSL 2nd-Floor
Make a polymer bouncing ball out of common household items.
Show-Me GeologyCSL 2nd-Floor
Learn about the importance of rocks and minerals in everyday-life, start a mineral collection.
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.
Engineering and Electromagnets with Aztec Science CampCSL 3rd-Floor
Find your creativity as you complete an engineering design task to withstand "The Crusher" and build an electromagnet. Parents can learn more about Aztec Science Summer Camp.
Marine Life Touch TankCSL 4th-Floor
Learn about Southern California marine life and ecosystems with the Coastal and Marine Institute.
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.
Take a Land Cruise on the RP OceansGMCS-108
Make waves, move beaches, measure the Earth’s rotation.
Regenerating the Human Body with Stem CellsGMCS-128
Learn how stem cells make all the different parts of the human body, and how they repair and replace dead and damaged organs.
BYOB (Build Your Own Butane) Chemistry on the ComputerGMCS-245a
Use molecular modeling software to construct a molecule and test it for stability.
The Lab ZonePA-119
Hands-on design, building, and testing of your very own project to learn basic math, engineering, and scientific principles.
Super-Cool Ice Cream: The Cool World of CryogenicsPA-215
Liquid nitrogen instant ice cream, balloon freezing, and more.
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.)
Telescopic Views of the SunPA Roof Top
View the Sun (safely!) though telescopes; hopefully see sunspots. Brief, informal presentation about the Sun and stars.
Electron Microscope FacilityPS-1
See inside cells magnified thousands of times on our scanning and transmission electron microscopes.
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.
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.
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.
Flow Cytometry Facility: Lasers Make Cells GlowLSN-26
Watch with microscopes as high-powered lasers allow individual cells to fluoresce in different colors.
Engineering: Various Displays and ToursMediterranean Garden
Various displays including: mechanical engineering machine shop, aerospace, and robotics. Tours start at 10:30am, 11:30am, and 12:30pm.
Bioengineer for the DayENG-221
Learn how electrical signals are measured from the muscles and brain and used to control devices from games to prosthetic limbs.