DISCOVERY DAY

Saturday, September 28, 2019
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
OSU-Cascades

Talks. Research Demos. Kids Activities. Food. Music.

Join us for a day of exploration for all ages! And learn about the solutions OSU brings to your community – and our world.

Keynote Speakers

The Six Qualities of Healthy Families
Dennis Lynn, Senior Instructor, Human Development and Family Sciences

Start the day with a focus on family. Learn the six dynamics that keep families around the world strong and connected.

First Victims of Climate Change
Elizabeth Marino, Assistant Professor, Anthropology

The impacts of climate change are felt particularly by indigenous communities that rely on the surrounding water and land for their livelihoods. Learn how one coastal community in Alaska faced the challenges.

Robots and Comedy
Heather Knight, Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Learn how the OSU Charisma Robotics Lab uses lessons learned from the entertainment industry to design robots that work better — and even laugh — with people.

Talks

Bat Monitoring
The American Conversation
EcoWellness: Outside is Good for Us
Artificial Beaver Dams
Virtual Reality and 21st Century Learning
Fall Planting
Telling Your Story

Fun & Food

Rock Climbing Wall
Oregon Food Tasting
Facepainting
The Race: Chef vs 3D Food Printer
Slow Bike Races
Kids' Games
Robot Races
Coloring Contest
Music
 

Explore & Learn

Flavored Vinegar Workshop
3 ... 2 ... 1 ... Launching Micro Rockets with Chemistry
Kids and Adult Fitness Stations
HERS Wildlife Station
A 3D Tour of the Human Body
Augmented Reality Sandbox
Expansion Tours
Public Art Collection Tours
OSU Alumni Lounge
Pressure Canning
Equity Lounge

Keynote Talks

Six Qualities of Healthy Families
Dennis Lynn, Senior Instructor, Human Development and Family Sciences, OSU-Cascades

First Victims of Climate Change
Elizabeth Marino, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, OSU-Cascades

Robots and Comedy
Heather Knight, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, OSU College of Engineering

Demos

The 3D Future of Food Production
Come join our Hospitality Management students as they create tasty treats using our very own Food 3D Printer.

3…2…1… Launching Micro-Rockets with Chemistry
Hydrogen and oxygen formed the rocket fuel used by the U.S Space Program. Come to the lab and use chemical reactions to make micro-quantities of these gases and test their abilities as fuel. See who can send a (micro) rocket the furthest!

A 3D Tour of the Human Body
The human body is endlessly fascinating. Come take a 3D tour of the human body on a virtual cadaver, called the Anatomage and learn about our 11 major organ systems.

A Portable Way to Measure Athletes' Performance
It's tough to measure human performance when the human is moving. Fortunately, our kinesiologists' new portable VO2 device can do that and more. Come see it in action.

Tours

Public Art Tours
Explore the nearly 40 works of public art on campus -- including a trio of larger-than-life natural basalt stone sculpture compositions and paintings, drawings and prints -- made possible by the Percent for Art program and generous donors.

Campus Tours
A walking tour of the campus led by an OSU-Cascades student ambassador.  See classrooms and labs, and explore some of the most interesting features of Oregon's newest public university campus.

Campus Expansion Van Tours
Join campus planners on a van tour into the future, when the OSU-Cascades campus will have expanded onto adjacent lands, and grown to serve 3,000 to 5,000 students, and to be a model for innovation and sustainability.

Hands-On Activities and Food

HERS Lab Wildlife Station: Pika and Bats
Stop by to learn about the amazing mammals— pika and bats — and plants that HERS Lab researchers study in the field, in areas throughout the Pacific Northwest including national parks and the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

Robot Races
Bring your mobile phone to control fast-moving Sphero robots and race your friends. Learn how to program the robots to race on their own.

Adult Functional Movement Station
A one-stop shop where kinesiologists will test movement ability, blood pressure, body fat and offer tips for keeping your body active throughout life.

Slow Ride Zagster Bike Race
Slow ride! Take it easy! Test your skill at slow bike racing on one of the campus bike share bicycles. Prizes for winners.

Kids Fitness Station
Spark a lifelong interest in fitness. Kids will have fun testing their own grip strength and vertical jump ability.

Music, Face Painting, Kids' Games and More!

Taste of Oregon
Sample Beaver Dam chef creations featuring a Central Oregon flair.