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Tempe campus hums with energy at ASU Open Door

Final event in 2018 series invites the community to learn more about ASU's mission and schools

Arizona State University's Open Door held its finale at the Tempe campus on Saturday, where visitors learned from ASU experts on a veritable smorgasbord of cool topics, including medieval armor-making, how earthworms help a compost pile and what nanotechnology means for the future.

Guests navigated obstacle courses with the Arizona National Guard, said hello to crawling spiders at the School of Life Sciences, watched glass-blowing demonstrations, hung out with Sparky and more.

From the world of space exploration to the cutting edge of sustainability solutions, the event gave thousands of attendees a look at the colleges, schools, programs and student groups that help make ASU the most innovative university in the country.

Video by Jordan Currier/ASU

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ASU Now also was at the Tempe Open Door, certifying young guests as "junior reporters" and documenting the fun with our photo booth, where many visitors posed as newspaper cover stars. Check out some of our favorites below.

Top photo: A young visitor to ASU Open Door on the Tempe campus on Feb. 24 taps the screen that controls Magic Planet, a 6-foot-diameter digital video globe in the atrium of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV that accesses real-time data from NASA, NOAA and other agencies to present visual data. Photo by Jamie Ell/ASU Now