The ASU Environmental Health and Safety department hosted 15 students from Adams Elementary Student Council last Saturday at ASU Open Door 2018 on the ASU Tempe campus.

Before the event, each student received an EHS safety shirt. The shirt included various safety symbols including the symbols for biohazards, corrosives and radiation. Their teacher presented information about these symbols so the students could identify them in their community.

The students were led by Ashley Brown and Sarah Murray, Mesa Public Schools teachers. Kelly Greene, from the Arizona Technology Council Foundation, also joined. EHS welcomed the students, help them navigate the campus and led them through the open door activities.

Leon Igras, chief safety officer and EHS executive director, and Jackie Murrill, business manager, welcomed the students to campus and to the open door event. Igras spoke to the students about science, safety and college readiness.

“EHS seeks to provide science opportunities and education to the community around ASU, especially to Title 1 schools,” said Igras. “The (ASU) Open Door is a valuable opportunity for students to visit the campus, interact with scientists and experience hands-on activities.”

EHS staff members Irene Mendoza and Arun George led students, grades K–6, to activities at Biodesign B, ISTB4 and the Sun Devil Fitness Complex. The biosafety and biosecurity team hosted a synthetic biology activity at The Biodesign Institute.

Jim Gibbs, ASU fire marshal, taught how to extinguish a fire. Two of the students said this was their favorite activity at the Open Door.

“EHS plans to continue partnering with Adams elementary and other local schools,” said Irene Mendoza, EHS associate biosafety officer. “We hope their students continue to attend the ASU open door and other events at ASU.”

To ask questions and for more information, email EHS, call 480-965-1823 or visit EHS on your ASU campus.