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 #22: Sci-Fi (El Paso Space Festival)

Nerd Night #22: Sci-Fi (El Paso Space Festival)

Nerd Night #22: Sci-Fi Nerd Night: Sci-Fi, Friday October 4, 2019. Watch "2001: A Space Odyssey" and dive into science behind this classic film with a panel of experts. Die-hard nerds will argue that "2001: A Space Odyssey" is one of the best Sci Fi movies of all time. This surprisingly scientifically accurate film elevated Sci Fi into the mainstream after it's debut in 1968. Our panel of engineers and scientists will share up-to-date comparisons with the technology presented in the movie with today's aerospace engineering and artificial intelligence computer science. Kick-back and enjoy a classic film at the Alamo Drafthouse with commentary from leading experts. This event is part of the week-long El Paso Space Festival. For more information about the 2019 El Paso Space Festival, please visit: http://www.insightselpaso.org/2019-el-paso-space-festival/#EPSpaceFestival
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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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Nerd Night #19: 3D Printing

Nerd Night #19: 3D Printing

Nerd Night on Friday, June 14th: 3D Printing How will 3D printing change the future of art and manufacturing?   Perhaps you've heard about astronauts 3D printing in space or 3D printed designer outfits?  These days you can 3D print just about anything: wood, metal, pancake batter, sugar, plastic or a combination of multiple materials.  Join our next Nerd Night event to learn more about this exciting new technology from local 3D printing experts and get a chance to try it yourself.  This event will feature at speaker series of local experts and a hands-on design session at FabLab using hand-held 3D printing doodlepens.   7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Speakers Series in the Roderick Art Space Gallery Florian Sondermann (Aconity) - 3D printing industrial printing with metal Jose Motta…
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