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Science Research Sampler

The SDSU Science Sampler will take place throughout campus on Friday, March 22.
The SDSU Science Sampler allows all ages to enjoy interactive lectures and activities.
The SDSU Science Sampler allows all ages to enjoy interactive lectures and activities.

As part of the events leading up to this year's Explore SDSU, Aztecs of all ages and the community are invited to get a first-hand look of how research is conducted in San Diego State University’s College of Sciences.

In the Donald P. Shiley BioScience Center – the only center of its kind in the country – where researchers study the role of inflammation in heart disease, displays will be up of heart circulation, cardiac anatomy and actual data recordings of a heart attack.

Tour the SDSU VizCenter, which helps with humanitarian assistance and disaster relief among many other innovative back-end processing and operational needs.

About the Science Sampler

The SDSU Science Sampler allows all ages to enjoy interactive activities ranging from laser applications in chemistry and biochemistry to learning about regenerating the human body with stem cells.

Featured events include:

  • Donald P. Shiley BioScience Center Research: "Fixing a Broken Heart"
    View displays of heart circulation, cardiac anatomy and actual data recordings of a heart attack
  • Super-Cool Ice Cream: The Cool World of Cryogenics
    Liquid nitrogen instant ice cream and more
  • Planetarium Shows
    Enjoy a tour of the starry night sky in our planetarium
  • Show-Me Geology
    Learn about the importance of rocks and minerals in everyday life
  • See Inside the Human Brain
    See how magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to image the human brain
  • Supersonic Ping-Pong Balls
    The power of air pressure will be demonstrated as Ping-Pong balls are launched to supersonic speeds at empty soda cans

More information

The SDSU Science Sampler will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 22. Activities will be held in various buildings and labs within the College of Sciences. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information and a complete list of activities, visit the SDSU Science Sampler web site.

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