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The Downtown Phoenix campus continued this year's Open Door series on Friday, welcoming visitors — who mingled with the Phoenix First Friday art and music crowd — for a peek inside Arizona State University's learning spaces.
From exercise activities to squid dissections, the event gave hundreds of attendees a look at the colleges, schools, programs and student groups that help make ASU the most innovative university in the country.
Charlene Yuson, of El Mirage, curls a 10-pound weight while being hooked up to electrodes, as part of the "Electricity from Your Muscles" display at the Downtown Phoenix campus' ASU Open Door, on Friday, Feb. 2. Her children, Ceryna Paige (left), 11, and Cyril Paige, 8, check out their mother's feat of strength.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Nicholas Mojica practices taking fingerprints in the University Center at the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus Open Door event.Photo by Marcus Chormicle/ASU Now
Einac Henenson (right) looks at a dissected squid in the University Center during Open Door at the Downtown Phoenix campus.Photo by Marcus Chormicle/ASU Now
Josh and Katelyn Allen view clownfish in the University Center.Photo by Marcus Chormicle/ASU Now
Jazz band Crosstown Players, with lead vocalist Zhanae Schuman, entertains outside the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
ASU student Saily Valadez plays giant Jenga at the Downtown Phoenix campus Open Door event.Photo by Marcus Chormicle/ASU Now
An inflatable Sparky overlooks the Open Door event on the Downtown Phoenix campus.Photo by Marcus Chormicle/ASU Now
Seven-year-old Tessa Hempel, of Phoenix, contemplates her next checkers move against her sister Shaylyn. She double-jumped, taking two of the white pieces.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Julian Britt, 15, and his mother, Yolanda Britt, of Glendale, are in sync as they double-jump rope at ASU Open Door on the Downtown Phoenix campus.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Brianna Lavioe, 11, of Scottsdale, jams with a hula hoop at the Downtown Phoenix campus Open Door.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Nine-year-old Gabriel Peralta, of Phoenix, gets guidance on CPR from doctoral nursing student Graham Sawicki.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Gaby Yap-Gregory, 9, of Phoenix, is an out-of-this-world Sustainability Super Hero at the Downtown Phoenix campus' ASU Open Door.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
ASU police officer Becky Garcia (right) explains evidence gathering to Dannah Ahmed-Sayd, 9, and her mother, Samah Ahmed.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Video by Krisanna Mowen/ASU
If you missed the fun, don't worry: There are two more free Open Door events in February:
- West campus: 1–6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10
- Tempe campus: 1–6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24
Check ASU Now after each event for photo galleries and video, and follow along as our crew shows all the fun on Snapchat (search for username: ASUNow).
Top photo: 9-year-old J.P. Corens, of Phoenix, turns on the faucet through virtual reality at the ASU Preparatory Academy's display at the Downtown Phoenix campus' ASU Open Door, on Friday, Feb. 2.