Nerd Night #53: BioCakes

Nerd Night: BioCakes

Thursday, July 7, 2022 @ 6:00pm

GMO 101  |  Hands-on GMO Experiment  |  Cake Baking and Eating  |  Ethics of GMO’s

“GMO” (genetically modified organism) has become the common term consumers and popular media use to describe foods that have been created through genetic engineering. But such methods are not new. In fact, some of the earliest use of GMOs in agriculture dates back to the 1980s when the food industry sought new ways to increase the yield and profitability of crops. Despite long scientific research, there still remains the underlying debate among the ethics of GMO practices and health of the consumers.
Join us for our next Nerd Night where we will explore all the advancements in GMO research and uses, and lead an open discussion on the ethics of GMOs. During this interactive Nerd Night event, attendees will participate in a hands-on GMO experiment, modifying yeast cells. This will be a tasty and intriguing event!

**Purchased tickets come with Bio-Cake kit that will be used during the hands-on activity and cake treats to eat during the event.


  • Dr. Justice Walker, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Texas at El Paso
  • Corinne Okada Takara, BioJam Co-Founder, Bay Area Artist and Arts Educator
  • Dr. Reyes Espinoza, UTEP Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Texas at El Paso


July 7, 2022
6:00 – 8:00 pm


UTEP’s Interdisciplinary Research Building, Room 3.201
910 W University Ave, El Paso, TX 79902

Parking Info:

Parking passes will be emailed after registering for the event.

**All Nerd Night events follow current CDC guidelines.  We encourage our Nerd Night guests to keep their distant from others that are not of your party. We appreciate your help in keeping our community safe and healthy. 

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