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(MTS Trolley Green Line stops on campus)

 

Who Cheated? Find out by Using Chromatography

CSL 526 (fifth floor)

Five students are suspected of forging the answers to an exam. To catch our cheater, determine if one of the pens found on a suspect matches the ink from the exam, using the same technique the police use to analyze ink.

closeup of flask with clear liquid and guest's hand holding paper with ink marks on it.

 

Who Cheated? Find out by Using Chromatography
Chemical Sciences Laboratory, 5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA 92182, USA

CSL 526 (fifth floor)

Five students are suspected of forging the answers to an exam. To catch our cheater, determine if one of the pens found on a suspect matches the ink from the exam, using the same technique the police use to analyze ink.

closeup of flask with clear liquid and guest's hand holding paper with ink marks on it.

 

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Microfluidic Chemical Detection

CSL 424 (fourth floor)

Watch and learn how a simple piece of paper can be converted into a detector capable of identifying and measuring a range of chemicals.

Microfluidic Chemical Detection
Chemical Sciences Laboratory, 5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA 92182, USA

CSL 424 (fourth floor)

Watch and learn how a simple piece of paper can be converted into a detector capable of identifying and measuring a range of chemicals.

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World of Nanochemistry

CSL 303 (third floor)

Come make and analyze silver nanoparticles.

6 test tubes with different colored liquids in device

World of Nanochemistry
Chemical Sciences Laboratory, 5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA 92182, USA

CSL 303 (third floor)

Come make and analyze silver nanoparticles.

6 test tubes with different colored liquids in device

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Laser Applications in Chemistry and Biochemistry

CSL 302 (third floor)

View a wide range of lasers, used in multi-photon nonlinear laser techniques, for biomedical and environmental applications.

Bill Tong demonstrating laser.

Laser Applications in Chemistry and Biochemistry
Chemical Sciences Laboratory, 5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA 92182, USA

CSL 302 (third floor)

View a wide range of lasers, used in multi-photon nonlinear laser techniques, for biomedical and environmental applications.

Bill Tong demonstrating laser.

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CSI Meets CSU

CSL 226 (second floor)

Explore different methods used to develop fingerprints and learn about the role Forensic Science plays in solving crimes by collecting, preserving, and analyzing evidence.

kid looking at fingerprint with magnifying loop.

CSI Meets CSU
Chemical Sciences Laboratory, 5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA 92182, USA

CSL 226 (second floor)

Explore different methods used to develop fingerprints and learn about the role Forensic Science plays in solving crimes by collecting, preserving, and analyzing evidence.

kid looking at fingerprint with magnifying loop.

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X-ray Crystallography

CSL 231 (second floor)

Chemists and biologists learn how a molecule works by studying its three-dimensional structure, however even the largest molecules are too small to be observed by the most powerful light microscopes. The solution? Prepare a crystal of the sample and use x-rays!

Student standing in front of large poster with crystals and structures magnified.     kid looks into microscope.

X-ray Crystallography
Chemical Sciences Laboratory, 5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA 92182, USA

CSL 231 (second floor)

Chemists and biologists learn how a molecule works by studying its three-dimensional structure, however even the largest molecules are too small to be observed by the most powerful light microscopes. The solution? Prepare a crystal of the sample and use x-rays!

Student standing in front of large poster with crystals and structures magnified.     kid looks into microscope.

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Show-Me Geology

CSL Second Floor Courtyard

Start a mineral collection and learn about the importance of rocks and minerals in our everyday life!

kid looking at rocks samples looking amazed.

Show-Me Geology
Chemical Sciences Laboratory, 5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA 92182, USA

CSL Second Floor Courtyard

Start a mineral collection and learn about the importance of rocks and minerals in our everyday life!

kid looking at rocks samples looking amazed.

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VizCenter: Helping the World

CSL 120 (first floor)

Learn how the VizCenter utilizes innovative emerging technologies to positively impact the worlds of Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief, Community Resilience, Search and Rescue, aid to operational Emergency Responders and Homeland Security.

6 kids with hands in a sand table, map is projected on top.

VizCenter: Helping the World
Chemical Sciences Laboratory, 5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA 92182, USA

CSL 120 (first floor)

Learn how the VizCenter utilizes innovative emerging technologies to positively impact the worlds of Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief, Community Resilience, Search and Rescue, aid to operational Emergency Responders and Homeland Security.

6 kids with hands in a sand table, map is projected on top.

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Computer Science and Sound: Dolphins and You

GMCS 403 (fourth floor)

Visit the Audio Lab where we use computer science to analyze dolphin and whale sounds. View interactive kiosks from our collaborators at Scripps Institution of Oceanography along with periodic demonstrations of research tools. You can also learn how to visualize your own voice using spectrograms!

professor showing child dolphin sound waves on computer display

Computer Science and Sound: Dolphins and You
Geology Mathematics Computer Science, San Diego, CA 92115, USA

GMCS 403 (fourth floor)

Visit the Audio Lab where we use computer science to analyze dolphin and whale sounds. View interactive kiosks from our collaborators at Scripps Institution of Oceanography along with periodic demonstrations of research tools. You can also learn how to visualize your own voice using spectrograms!

professor showing child dolphin sound waves on computer display

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The Chemistry Computing Lab

GMCS 245 (second floor)

Visitors will have an opportunity to use our computers to design new molecules atom-by-atom and make them vibrate like mad!

kid using computer smiles seated next to student.

The Chemistry Computing Lab
Geology Mathematics Computer Science, San Diego, CA 92115, USA

GMCS 245 (second floor)

Visitors will have an opportunity to use our computers to design new molecules atom-by-atom and make them vibrate like mad!

kid using computer smiles seated next to student.

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State-of-the-Art 3T MRI Imaging Center

EISC 16 (basement)

Experience the state-of-the-art 3T MRI imaging facility for SDSU researchers in action.

State-of-the-Art 3T MRI Imaging Center
Administration, San Diego, CA 92182, USA

EISC 16 (basement)

Experience the state-of-the-art 3T MRI imaging facility for SDSU researchers in action.

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Rockets, Race Cars, and Robots

EISC Courtyard

Take a look at various student projects including rockets, race cars, and robots!

Rockets, Race Cars, and Robots
Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA 92182, USA

EISC Courtyard

Take a look at various student projects including rockets, race cars, and robots!

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Bioengineer for the Day

E300

Witness a hands-on demonstration on a simulated patient artery and learn how bioengineers design medical devices to open-up blocked arteries in the heart.

Bioengineer for the Day
Engineering, San Diego, CA 92182, USA

E300

Witness a hands-on demonstration on a simulated patient artery and learn how bioengineers design medical devices to open-up blocked arteries in the heart.

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Engineering Building Tours

Engineering Building Tours

Tour the Safe Water Lab, Controls & Power Lab, NanoMaterials and Advanced Materials Lab, Jet Engine Lab, and Combustion & Solar Energy Lab.

Engineering Building Tours
Engineering, San Diego, CA 92182, USA

Engineering Building Tours

Tour the Safe Water Lab, Controls & Power Lab, NanoMaterials and Advanced Materials Lab, Jet Engine Lab, and Combustion & Solar Energy Lab.

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Open Labs: EIS Complex

EIS Complex

Explore the Environmental Lab, Water Engineering Lab, Antenna Lab, Transportation Center, Smart Biomedical Systems Lab, NanoFab/Sensorimotor Neural Engineering Lab, and Mechatronics demo for beginners.

Open Labs: EIS Complex
Administration, San Diego, CA 92182, USA

EIS Complex

Explore the Environmental Lab, Water Engineering Lab, Antenna Lab, Transportation Center, Smart Biomedical Systems Lab, NanoFab/Sensorimotor Neural Engineering Lab, and Mechatronics demo for beginners.

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Open Labs: Physical Science Building

Open Lab: Physical Science Building

Visit the Experimental Mechanics Lab.

Open Labs: Physical Science Building
Administration, San Diego, CA 92182, USA

Open Lab: Physical Science Building

Visit the Experimental Mechanics Lab.

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Telescopic Views of the Sun

PA Rooftop

Safely observe the sun through telescopes and hear a brief presentation about the sun and stars.

Telescopic Views of the Sun
Unnamed Road, San Diego, CA 92115, USA

PA Rooftop

Safely observe the sun through telescopes and hear a brief presentation about the sun and stars.

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Planetarium Shows

Planetarium (second floor)

Enjoy a tour of the starry night sky in our planetarium. The shows are 20 minutes long and run every half-hour. (Unfortunately, please note there is no wheelchair access inside the planetarium. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.)

6 adult pose next to the planetarium projector.
photo courtesy: Grantville-Allied Gardens Kiwanis®

Planetarium Shows
5700 Campanile Mall, San Diego, CA 92182, USA

Planetarium (second floor)

Enjoy a tour of the starry night sky in our planetarium. The shows are 20 minutes long and run every half-hour. (Unfortunately, please note there is no wheelchair access inside the planetarium. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.)

6 adult pose next to the planetarium projector.
photo courtesy: Grantville-Allied Gardens Kiwanis®

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The Virtual Universe

PS 256 (second floor)

Explore our solar system and fly by Saturn using Virtual Reality technology!

Professor demonstrating virtual reality to student wearing googles.

The Virtual Universe
Administration, San Diego, CA 92182, USA

PS 256 (second floor)

Explore our solar system and fly by Saturn using Virtual Reality technology!

Professor demonstrating virtual reality to student wearing googles.

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The Cool World of Cryogenics: Supercool Ice Cream

PA 215 (second floor)

Liquid nitrogen instant ice cream, freeze balloons, and more!

The Cool World of Cryogenics: Supercool Ice Cream
Unnamed Road, San Diego, CA 92115, USA

PA 215 (second floor)

Liquid nitrogen instant ice cream, freeze balloons, and more!

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Electron Microscope Facility

PS 1 (downstairs)

Utilize our scanning and transmission electron microscopes to observe inside cells magnified thousands of times!

student working with electron microscope

Electron Microscope Facility
Administration, San Diego, CA 92182, USA

PS 1 (downstairs)

Utilize our scanning and transmission electron microscopes to observe inside cells magnified thousands of times!

student working with electron microscope

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Museum of Biodiversity

LSS 269

Visit our vast museum collection where big bugs, hairy spiders, skeletons, furs, feathers, plants, and many more are on display! Gain insight about the field biology and natural history education SDSU offers.

Museum of Biodiversity
Administration, San Diego, CA 92182, USA

LSS 269

Visit our vast museum collection where big bugs, hairy spiders, skeletons, furs, feathers, plants, and many more are on display! Gain insight about the field biology and natural history education SDSU offers.

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SDSU Herbarium

LSS 267

See over 22,000 plant specimens! Learn how to prepare plants for scientific study.

dried leaves on paper with color chart.

SDSU Herbarium
Administration, San Diego, CA 92182, USA

LSS 267

See over 22,000 plant specimens! Learn how to prepare plants for scientific study.

dried leaves on paper with color chart.

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Exploration of the Human Body

LSN 3 (basement)

Explore the amazing world of the human body! Look into a microscope to see the incredible organization and beauty behind bone and muscle. Observe and compare healthy and diseased hearts, brains, and lungs.

lab tables with human anatomy models of internal organs.

Exploration of the Human Body
North Life Sciences, San Diego, CA 92115, USA

LSN 3 (basement)

Explore the amazing world of the human body! Look into a microscope to see the incredible organization and beauty behind bone and muscle. Observe and compare healthy and diseased hearts, brains, and lungs.

lab tables with human anatomy models of internal organs.

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Lasers Make Cells Glow

LSN 26 (basement)

Discover the world of flow cytometry! Learn how we use lasers to study and

Lasers Make Cells Glow
North Life Sciences, San Diego, CA 92115, USA

LSN 26 (basement)

Discover the world of flow cytometry! Learn how we use lasers to study and

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C1-Biocatalysis Lab

LSN 406 (fourth floor)

Come learn how to convert greenhouse gases into food, fabric, and cars!

C1-Biocatalysis Lab
North Life Sciences, San Diego, CA 92115, USA

LSN 406 (fourth floor)

Come learn how to convert greenhouse gases into food, fabric, and cars!

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Conservation Ecology Lab

LSN 204

Discover the methods wildlife biologists use to capture and track a variety of exciting wildlife, including seabirds, tortoises, deer, bobcats, and more!

Conservation Ecology Lab
North Life Sciences, San Diego, CA 92115, USA

LSN 204

Discover the methods wildlife biologists use to capture and track a variety of exciting wildlife, including seabirds, tortoises, deer, bobcats, and more!

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Phage Attack: Weapons of Microbe Destruction

LSN (second floor hallway)

There’s a battle between the smallest, most numerous entities on Earth. Come learn how phage, the viruses of bacteria, launch attacks against their bacterial targets. View bacterial cultures before and after phage attack and learn about the impact these interactions can have on human health.

kid looking into microscope.

Phage Attack: Weapons of Microbe Destruction
North Life Sciences, San Diego, CA 92115, USA

LSN (second floor hallway)

There’s a battle between the smallest, most numerous entities on Earth. Come learn how phage, the viruses of bacteria, launch attacks against their bacterial targets. View bacterial cultures before and after phage attack and learn about the impact these interactions can have on human health.

kid looking into microscope.

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PARK HERE

Parking Structure 1
Recommend level one for street access.

PARK HERE
College Av & Alvarado Rd, San Diego, CA 92182, USA

Parking Structure 1
Recommend level one for street access.

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Featured Astronomy Events

 

Planetarium Shows (Every Half Hour)

Enjoy a tour of the starry night sky in our planetarium. The shows are 20 minutes long and run every half-hour. (Unfortunately, please note there is no wheelchair access inside the planetarium. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.)

Telescopic Views of the Sun

Safely observe the sun through telescopes and hear a brief presentation about the sun and stars.

The Virtual Universe

Explore our solar system and fly by Saturn using Virtual Reality technology!

Featured Biology Events

 

Electron Microscope Facility

Watch as our scanning and transmission electron microscopes observe the inside cells magnified thousands of times!

Museum of Biodiversity

Visit our vast museum collection where big bugs, hairy spiders, skeletons, furs, feathers, plants, and many more are on display! Gain insight about the field biology and natural history education SDSU offers.

SDSU Herbarium

See over 22,000 plant specimens! Learn how to prepare plants for scientific study.

Phage Attack: Weapons of Microbe Destruction

There’s a battle between the smallest, most numerous entities on Earth. Come learn how phage, the viruses of bacteria, launch attacks against their bacterial targets. View bacterial cultures before and after phage attack and learn about the impact these interactions can have on human health.

Conservation Ecology Lab

Discover the methods wildlife biologists use to capture and track a variety of exciting wildlife, including seabirds, tortoises, deer, bobcats, and more!

Exploration of the Human Body

Explore the amazing world of the human body! Look into a microscope to see the incredible organization and beauty behind bone and muscle. Observe and compare healthy and diseased hearts, brains, and lungs.

Lasers Make Cells Glow

Discover the world of flow cytometry! Learn how we use lasers to study and separate cells on the basis of their individual fluorescence.

C1-Biocatalysis Lab

Come learn how to convert greenhouse gases into food, fabric, and cars!

Featured Chemistry Events

 

CSI Meets CSU

Explore different methods used to develop fingerprints and learn about the role Forensic Science plays in solving crimes by collecting, preserving, and analyzing evidence.

Who Cheated? Find out by Using Chromatography

Five students are suspected of forging the answers to an exam. To catch our cheater, determine if one of the pens found on a suspect matches the ink from the exam, using the same technique the police use to analyze ink.

X-ray Crystallography

Chemists and biologists learn how a molecule works by studying its three-dimensional structure, however, even the largest molecules are too small to be observed by the most powerful light microscopes. The solution? Prepare a crystal of the sample and use x-rays!

Laser Applications in Chemistry and Biochemistry

View a wide range of lasers, used in multi-photon nonlinear laser techniques, for biomedical and environmental applications.

Microfluidic Chemical Detection

Watch and learn how a simple piece of paper can be converted into a detector capable of identifying and measuring a range of chemicals.

World of Nanochemistry

Come make and analyze silver nanoparticles.

Featured Computer Science Events

 

The Chemistry Computing Lab

Visitors will have an opportunity to use our computers to design new molecules atom-by-atom and make them vibrate like mad!

Computer Science and Sound: Dolphins and You

Visit the Audio Lab where we use computer science to analyze dolphin and whale sounds. View interactive kiosks from our collaborators at Scripps Institution of Oceanography along with periodic demonstrations of research tools. You can also learn how to visualize your own voice using spectrograms!

Featured Engineering Events

 

Rockets, Race Cars, and Robots

Take a look at various student projects including rockets, race cars, and robots!

Engineering Building Tours

Tour the Safe Water Lab, Controls & Power Lab, NanoMaterials and Advanced Materials Lab, Jet Engine Lab, and Combustion & Solar Energy Lab.

Open Labs: EIS Complex

Explore the Environmental Lab, Water Engineering Lab, Antenna Lab, Transportation Center, Smart Biomedical Systems Lab, NanoFab/Sensorimotor Neural Engineering Lab, and Mechatronics Demo for beginners.

Open Labs: Physical Science Building

Visit the Hydraulic Engineering Lab and Experimental Mechanics Lab.

Bioengineer for the Day

Witness a hands-on demonstration on a simulated patient artery and learn how bioengineers design medical devices to open-up blocked arteries in the heart.

Featured Geology Events

 

Show-Me Geology

Start a mineral collection and learn about the importance of rocks and minerals in our everyday life!

VizCenter: Helping the World

Learn how the VizCenter utilizes innovative emerging technologies to positively impact the worlds of Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief, Community Resilience, Search and Rescue, aid to operational Emergency Responders and Homeland Security.

Featured Physics Event

 

The Cool World of Cryogenics: Supercool Ice Cream

Liquid nitrogen instant ice cream, freeze balloons, and more!

Featured Psychology Event

 

State-of-the-Art 3T MRI Imaging Center

Experience the state-of-the-art 3T MRI imaging facility for SDSU researchers in action.

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