For the last three years, ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering has hosted thousands of young students and their teachers at ASU’s Tempe campus and ASU’s Polytechnic campus to learn about new healthcare devices, how buildings are built, how solar energy works and much more.
Join us for one of these great events
On Friday, February 6, 2015 (Polytechnic campus) and Friday, March 27, 2015 (Tempe campus), we will again welcome students from third grade through high school from around the Phoenix metropolitan area to discover engineering and technology. We hope that you will be a part of it.
“We want to show what cool stuff engineers do, that they make rockets and cars and things that spit fire,” says Jonathan Topliff, past president of the Engineering Student Council at Arizona State University.
Students and faculty at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU are hosting, DiscoverE Day, their fourth annual Fulton Schools of Engineering open house—interactive demonstrations and behind-the-scenes lab tours that showcase the impact that engineering has on our daily lives.
DiscoverE Day is designed to showcase the creativity and ingenuity of engineering. ASU engineering students are building rockets and satellites, designing technologies to store and generate energy, and working on better cyberspace security strategies.
The inaugural event in 2012 attracted over 2,000 visitors to the Tempe campus. Visitors learned about solar energy using solar-powered butterflies and how to extract DNA information from mashed strawberries. They built bridges using gumdrops and even made slime.
Paul Johnson, dean of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, emphasizes that the event “isn’t something the dean dreamed up for students to do,” but is driven by ASU students’ desire to deliver a message about what’s inspiring them to pursue careers in engineering.
“They want people, especially younger students, to be aware of how the work of engineers is all around us in the world and how it’s relevant to the quality of our lives and our future,” Johnson says.
The event is free and promises fun for all ages.
Want a sneak-peek?
This is not your average open house. From innovations in health, energy and the environment to advances in computer systems and software and sustainable building practices, our engineers are busy. You’ll meet new students and experienced faculty who are all working on engineering solutions to problems that we face every day.
Did you know that buildings consume one-third of the world’s energy usage? Learn about new materials and building methods to make more efficient cities and infrastructure.
What kind of new medical product would you design to make people’s lives easier and safer? Visit our state-of-the-art biomedical engineering design center and learn first-hand how new products are developed.
Arizona has a lot of sunny days – how can we better develop solar technologies? Join researchers from the QESST engineering research center to build a solar-powered STEAM machine to learn more.
A community-wide celebration of science and engineering
The Engineering Open House is part of a broad, community-wide celebration of science and engineering. Other events you might enjoy are held throughout February and March during the Arizona SciTech Fest, a state-wide celebration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM or STEAM when you include the arts).