Nerd Night #25:  Smeltertown

Nerd Night #25: Smeltertown

Nerd Night:  Smeltertown     About the Speakers: Dr. Keith Pannell, UTEP Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has co-authored research publications such as one regarding a study in order to identify the sources and patterns of heavy metal dispersion, by using an attic dust analyses approach which has not been previously been applied in this area to study the smelter emissions from over 100 years of operation. The El Paso del Norte region in the United States is a region of complex topography that is home to more than 2 million people who share the same air.  Verónica Carbajal is a native of El Paso and Juarez.  As an attorney for Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc., she has worked on a number of environmental justice cases, including the air permit challenge…
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Nerd Night #24:  Wine

Nerd Night #24: Wine

Wednesday, December 11th: Wine Wine Tasting | Hors d'Oeuvres | Prizes | Silent Auction | Special Anniversary Event   Celebrate our 2-year Nerd Night Anniversary in December with a sampling of delicious wine and support Insights educational programs!  Join Nerd Night: Wine to learn all about wine chemistry, local production, the story behind the price tag and much more.   Our panel of wine experts will share their knowledge, answer your wine-related questions, and guide us through a series of wine tastings. We’re celebrating in style; this special anniversary Nerd Night will also feature trivia prizes, a silent auction, wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, and a wine sale fundraiser.   Speakers: Ricardo Barraza (owner of Wine Attitude) - wine importation Serene Bartoletti (wine making enthusiast)- chemistry of wine making David and Theresa…
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Nerd Night #23: Feast Science

Nerd Night #23: Feast Science

Nerd Night on Wednesday, November 6th: Feast Science Plant-based holiday food  |  BYOB |  Holiday Food Science    After a full holiday meal, have you found yourself wondering about the food you gobbled down?  We spend hours preparing special dishes for our loved ones during the holidays, but know little about where the food comes from or it's nutrition.  Have you toyed with the idea of doing a completely plant-based holiday feast?  Join our next Nerd Night to dive into the science behind holiday meals.   Following an evening stroll through the community garden, we'll come inside for a plant-based holiday feast and Nerd Night speaker program.  Dinner and non-alcoholic drinks will be available, but feel free to bring your own libations.   Speakers & Schedule 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm…
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Nerd Night #21: Language on the Border

Nerd Night #21: Language on the Border

Next Nerd Night on Thursday, August 22nd: Language on the Border One city, dos lenguas   El Paso is the proud home of the Western Hemisphere's largest bilingual work force speaking Spanish, English and 'Spanglish.'  However, many experts have asked: is 'Spanglish' degrading language or is it building an important border culture? The majority of El Paso speaks Spanish at home, yet English is primarily spoken in schools and the workplace. How does our brain perceive languages and how do these perceptions shape our impressions of others? Join our next Nerd Night conversation about language on border to dissect our region’s unique bilingual culture with a panel of local language experts.   Speakers  Dr. Iva Ivanova (Assistant Professor in the UTEP Department of Psychology) - Bilingual language processing and communication:…
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Nerd Night #20: CBD

Nerd Night #20: CBD

Next Nerd Night on Thursday, July 18th: CBD CBD shops are everywhere these days, but are these products legal, safe, and effective?   The CBD industry is growing like wildfire, but most consumers know little about the sourcing of these products.  Are all of your friends and family talking about using of CBD product for relaxation, workout recovery or medical ailments?  The science and regulation of CBD in Texas and New Mexico is constantly changing.  Join our next Nerd Night to learn all about this exciting new 'green revolution' from local experts. Nerd Night CBD is Proudly Sponsored by:     Speakers  Dr. Armando Gonzalez-Stuart (Herbal medicine researcher - University of Texas El Paso School of Pharmacy) - CBD and THC: Differences and Synergistic Effects Dr. Oliver Dobbs (Physician) - human endocannabinoid…
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