Nerd Night # 26: Gaming

Nerd Night # 26: Gaming

Nerd Night:  Gaming Thursday, February 27th at 7 pm Have you wondered what magic force is gluing your children, grandchildren, and students to their computers, smartphones, and video game consoles?   Video games, arcades, and the blackjack tables hold an immense power in our society and are becoming hot academic subjects in medicine, psychology, economics, and education.  Join our next Nerd Night to learn more about how these powerful tools are evolving to serve as a source of social good.   About the Speakers: Mike Pitcher (Director of Academic Technologies-Learning Environments at UTEP) - the Esports revolution Steven Varela (Associate Director with Academic Technologies at UTEP) - game-informed teaching and learning Josh Bound (Founder of Video Game Clubs of America) - the social impact of gaming Marina Navarrete (2019 World Wizard Cards…
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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 #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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