Innovation Quarter

Barrett, The Honors College & ASU are proud to announce the Innovation Quarter: a collection of educational opportunities that will take place between the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters designed to leverage and highlight ASU’s innovation. This noncredit-bearing experiential learning program will offer students the chance to explore something new, make new connections, build career skills and affirm their commitment to lifelong learning. All opportunities will require registration but will be available at no charge to all ASU students.

Live Zoom Events

Join the following live Zoom activities during the innovation quarter! Students that sign up for an Zoom event by November 20 will be entered into a drawing for the prize shown for that event.  Prizes will be awarded the following week (November 23 & 24).

Only those that sign-up by the 20th will be entered for the drawing.  Students that sign-up after the 20th will not be eligible for a prize, but are welcome to attend the event.


12/08/2020 at 11AM MST

Learn how to decorate cookies with Aramark's FinestLearn how to decorate cookies with Aramark's Finest.2020 - Innovation Quarter - Prize - Cooking Set.jpg


  • 5-5:30PM MST– Set up your tents and share photos on social media using the hashtag #SpaceCenterHOU
  • 5:30-6PM MST – Download the free Space Center Houston app to tour some of the center exhibits virtually
  • 5:45-6PM MST – Log into event
  • 6PM MST – Welcome show
  • 6:10PM MST – Guest speaker
  • 6:30PM MST – First activity
  • 6:55PM MST – Handover
  • 7PM MST – Second activity
  • 7:25PM MST – Handover
  • 7:30PM MST – Third activity
  • 8PM MST – End of event
Virtual Campout

Go on a virtual Campout with NASA.

Virtual Campout tips:

  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours containing the following items:
    • Virtual Campout instructions
    • A link to the virtual event
    • A list of activity supplies to help you and your family prepare for hands-on experiences taught by our Space Center Houston instructors. These are typical household items that can be used for the activities.
  • It is recommended you download the Space Center Houston app so we can learn about space exploration before we start the event.
  • If you have a telescope or binoculars, get them ready to bring to the event. If you do not have a telescope or binoculars, no worries! Download the free SkyView Lite app and explore the stars with us in real time. (Be sure to install any app updates too.)
  • For a stronger internet connection when farther away from your router use 2.4ghz instead of 5.0ghz
  • Turn off other internet connected devices not being used during the event (tablets, cell phones, computers, laptops, smart TVs, smart home devices, video game systems, etc.)
  • Have your supplies and campsite ready prior to the start of the event.
  • The event can be viewed through a web browser. You do not need the Microsoft Teams app downloaded.
  • If you experience difficulties when the event starts or during the event, try logging off and opening the event again.
Access Activity2020 - Innovation Quarter - Prize - Chair.jpg
12/17/2020 at 7PM MSTGame Night - Among UsPlay Among Us with fellow Barrett Students.Access Activity2020 - Innovation Quarter - Prize - Game Night 1.jpg
12/30/2020 at 4PM MSTGame Night - Jigsaw PuzzleChill out with a virtual Jigsaw puzzle and some lo-fi hip hop.Access Activity2020 - Innovation Quarter - Prize - Game Night 2.jpg
01/06/2020 at 1PM MSTBroadway EventWatch a 2008 Broadway production of RENT.2020 - Innovation Quarter - Prize - Broadway Night.jpg

Explore on your own

Select from the categories and list below activities you want to learn about during the innovation quarter.  As you participate in an activity, you will receive 1 point.  As you increase in points, the large the swag item you can receive.  Submit your entries by January 8 to entered for swag items.


  • 1-5 points: Barrett pen
  • 6-10 points: Barrett mask
  • 10-15 points: Barrett bag or journal
  • 15-20 points: Barrett sunshade

Art Activities

Activity Description Link
Origami Session Do you know how to fold an origami crane?  Try it here, or look up something more advanced! Access Activity
Collective Playlist Do you have an absolute favorite song you want to share with the world (or at least, some other Barrett students?)  Submit it here!  The full playlist will get sent out at the end of Innovation Quarter. Access Activity
Tour the Palace of Versailles Check out this extensive virtual tour and learn about the former home of French royalty. Access Activity
Tour the MET Want to see the famous Metropolitan Museum of Art?  Tour it online right here! Access Activity
Bob Ross MS Paint Pick a Bob Ross video and do your best to follow along in MS Paint or an equivalent drawing app.   Access Activity

Culture Activities

Activity Description Link
Tour the British Museum Explore the vast amount of artifacts held in the British Museum with their innovative virtual set up.  Access Activity
Visit the Great Wall of China Click here to take a look--the preview is free! Access Activity
Tour the Van Gogh Museum Are you a fan of Van Gogh?  Tour a museum dedicated to him! Access Activity
Visit the Grammy Museum Do you like muisc and its history?  The Grammy Museum has made some of their exhibits available to view online! Access Activity
Tour the Louvre The Louvre has several exhibits available virtually waiting for you to check them out here! Access Activity

Education Activities

Activity Description Link
Tour Our National Parks A virtual tour of five of the nation's national parks can be found here Access Activity
Go on a Safari Catch a LIVE Safari, streamed on youtube: links and schedule available here!  They run two times daily. Access Activity
Tour the Chauvet Cave There are many ways to explore here, but one of them is a virtual tour narrated by Daisy Ridley! Access Activity
Learn some Sneaker History Have you heard of the Sneaker Museum? You can check out their online collection here! Access Activity
NPR Planet Money Summer School This is a crash course in economics for your ears.  Try it out! Access Activity
Explore some Poetry Poetry Foundation is a great resource to read and learn about poetry--this links to their "Learn" page including a featured poet.  Check them out! Access Activity

Game Activities

Activity Description Link
Play some Cricket You don't need to know the many rules of cricket to try out this online game.  Can you beat your friend's scores? Access Activity
Type Racer Do you know how fast you can type?  Are you quicker than your friends?  Find out here! Access Activity
Virtual Fútbol Play Penalty Challenge and find out if you can beat your friends at some virtual soccer! Access Activity Did you play this game in middle school?  It's still up and still addicting!  Give it a try! Access Activity