Share ‘The Force’ of science at ASU homecoming festival

Share ‘The Force’ of science at ASU homecoming festival

October 9, 2017


422 E. University Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281


Biodesign tent (#K–91) near Palo Verde Beach

Date and Time

October 28, 2017, 3:45 pm (Length: 4 hours 0 minutes)

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The Biodesign Institute at ASU will host “Science is The Force,” a Star Wars-themed tent at the ASU Homecoming Block Party before the Oct. 28 homecoming game against the University of Southern California Trojans.

“We are drawing on a popular science fiction theme to engage visitors with scientific concepts and a little fun,” said Joshua LaBaer, executive director of the Biodesign Institute. “Students, faculty and staff love sharing science, and we get such great feedback that this is a highlight every year.”

At the Biodesign Institute tent, visitors will connect with The Living Force of science as they make a midichlorian coasters with nature’s fractal patterns, learn Jedi secrets and watch Wookie toothpaste erupt like Chewbacca’s temper. Leave with a pair of Yoda ears to show that you are one with The Force.

The tent is a must-see, but not the only stop among the 150 tents spread across 14 acres of the ASU Tempe Campus. The free block party features a festive Sun Devil celebration a perfect chance to learn what Arizona State University has to offer. Collect athlete signatures, watch cultural dancers and enjoy delicious fry bread among other delights. This is a perfect outing for the family.

The Biodesign Institute tent #K-91 will be positioned near the Palo Verde Beach, 422 E. University Dr. Tempe, AZ 85281. The ASU Homecoming Block Party goes from 3:45 to 7:45 p.m. 

See why science is so much fun! See photos, RSVP on Facebook and learn more at Free parking.