Roommates wanted for research study

October 20, 2014

Voluntary participation is needed for a research study evaluating interpersonal perceptions, specifically among roommates.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older and currently residing with a roommate. Download Full Image

To take part in the study, please fill out the online survey, which should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Participants have the right not to answer any question and to stop at any time.

Researchers are requesting that participants share a survey link and matching code (provided at the end) with their roommate, who will be asked to also take the survey.

For questions concerning the study, contact the research team at and/or

If you would like to be part of the study, being carried out by ASU's Department of Counseling and Counseling Psychology, click the survey link.


Britt Lewis

Communications Specialist, ASU Library

Explore Earth and space with ASU scientists Oct. 25

October 20, 2014

The public is invited to spend a day exploring Earth and space with ASU scientists from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 25, at the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4), at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. The daylong event is designed to inspire the many local kids, parents, educators and other community members that are intrigued by science.

Earth and Space Exploration Day provides a variety of science-related interactive activities for children ages five and up and anyone interested in exploring Earth and space alongside real scientists. community members look at meteorites and engage with ASU scientists Download Full Image

This will be the 17th year that faculty and students in the School of Earth and Space Exploration in ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences have sponsored the event and used it as a means of connecting the community with science.

Together, families can experience a variety of activities, including digging for meteorites and creating impact craters, manipulating robotic arms and driving remote controlled underwater robots, and learning the science of rockets by making a soda straw rocket, to name a few. For a complete listing of activities, visit

In addition to the tabletop activities and interactive demonstrations, there will be lab tours, lectures and opportunities to engage with the kiosk-style exhibits in the Gallery of Scientific Exploration.

Space lovers can look through telescopes at solar spots and visit a replica of Curiosity Rover, matching the dimensions of the real rover currently on Mars. Several 3-D astronomy shows will be offered at various times in the building’s state-of-the-art, high-definition Marston Exploration Theater.

Meteorite enthusiasts can visit the meteorite display on the second floor, drawn from the extensive collection of ASU’s Center for Meteorite Studies. Visitors can examine touchable samples, engage with interactive displays and ask staff to inspect potential meteorite specimens.

Rock hounds can bring a rock specimen for "Dr. Rock" to analyze and identify, or take part in a family-friendly geology field trip to “A” Mountain (Hayden Butte) to learn about the sedimentary rocks, volcanic rocks and geological structures exposed in Tempe. The ASU GeoClub will also be selling mineral and rock samples, along with snacks.

Lectures are scheduled throughout the day on topics ranging from space exploration to Earth’s climate.

For more information, contact the School of Earth and Space Exploration at (480) 965-5081 or visit

Robert Burnham

Science writer, School of Earth and Space Exploration