Nerd Night #9

Nerd Night #9

9th Nerd Night on Friday, August 17th: Art & Science of Paper What will happen to the paper sitting in your recycling bin right now?  Will it go to a landfill?  Will it be digested by microbes to produce fuel?  Will it be shredded and used to produce more paper?  Join our ninth Nerd Night to learn more about the artistic and scientific aspects of paper recycling.  Bio mass processing NMSU professor Dr. Brewer and UTEP artist Brioch Ochoa will discuss the aesthetic, environmental, and practical elements of paper recycling while leading a hands-on paper making activity for all guests. Speakers: 1) Dr. Catherine Brewer Science of Paper Recycling With a Ph.D. from Iowa State University in Chemical Engineering and Biorenewable Resources & Technology, Dr. Brewer is currently serving as an…
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Nerd Night #7: Cryptocurrency

Nerd Night #7: Cryptocurrency

Introducing our 7th Nerd Night on Friday, June 15th:  Cryptocurrency Proudly Sponsored by:  Love Coffee Hour Are you intrigued by cryptocurrencies, but still don't quite understand how they work?  Neither do we.  That's why we combed the Border Region to find three of experts to demystify cryptocurrency and blockchain technology at our next Nerd Night: Cryptocurrency.  After all, if you had invested $100 into Bitcoin seven years ago, it would be worth $28,341,266 today! cryp·to·cur·ren·cy ˈkriptōˌkərənsē/ noun a digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank.   Speakers: Paul Ward Cryptocurrency overview Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) Risk comparisons with traditional investment strategy Mark Gladden Blockchain Technology and it's functions beyond cryptocurrency Bitcoin…
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Nerd Night #6: Prehistoric Tracking

Nerd Night #6: Prehistoric Tracking

6th Nerd Night on Sunday, May 20th:  Prehistoric Tracking Proudly Sponsored by:  The Hub of Human Innovation, Technology Hub, El Paso Cactus and Rock Club, and the Texas Master Naturalists   [gallery columns="4" ids="1297,1294,1296,998"]   How did animal tracking skills help Dr. Eric Kappus discover the dinosaur tracks in El Paso?   Join us Sunday, May 20th for a special DinoTrack hike, dinosaur-themed dinner, and animal tracking Nerd Night talk guided by Dr. Kappus at Ardovino's Desert Crossing.  Feel free to join us for Dr. Kappus' talk or the talk and the special hike; see the schedule for more information about each activity.   Dr. Eric Kappus Dr. Eric Kappus is a professor at Southwest University at El Paso. He is also a Research Paleontologist for New Mexico Museum of Natural…
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Nerd Night #5: Sotol

Nerd Night #5: Sotol

5th Nerd Night on April 20th:  Sotol Proudly Sponsored by Hacienda de Chihuahua Sotol is neither tequila, nor agave.  Join our 5th Nerd Night find out just what sotol IS.  Learn about its biology, ecology, history, cultivation, distillation, delicious flavors, and local legacy.  If you liked our 'Spirit of Tequila' Nerd Night, then you'll love Sotol.  Samples of all NINE varieties of Hacienda de Chihuahua's Sotol line will be freely available to anyone who drops by the Hub of Human Innovation on April 20th!  Use your brain and your pallet to learn all there is to know about this distinctive local spirit.     Featuring 3 Unique Sotol Talks: Paul Hyder:  Sotol plant Biology & Ecology Enrique Elias:  Sotol  cultivation and spirit production Nancy Lowery:  Start up pitch presentation for a…
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Nerd Night #4: The Dynamics of Cycling

Nerd Night #4: The Dynamics of Cycling

4th Nerd Night  The Dynamics of Cycling Proudly Sponsored by Podium Finish How will speed, momentum, torque, friction, gravity, and work impact your ride?  Join our next Nerd Night to answer all of your questions about the physics of cycling.   While nibbling on a savory flatbread and fresh salad in a newly renovated downtown space, you have the chance not only learn bike science, but also compete for prizes via the indoor training Watt Challenge!  Podium Finish will have multiple indoor training bikes and screens set up to see who can generate the most Watts in a 30 second window.     Featuring Speaker:  Dave Wilson Learn about the Dynamics of Cycling from one of the foremost cycling AND physics experts in the Border Region.  Dave has worked in both Bio-mechanics…
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