As a part of our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education mission, we have teamed up with UTEP’s Centennial Museum to bring a new event to the Border Region – Nerd Nights. Nerd Nights is a series of informative evening events designed to bring fun scientific talks and activities to your favorite local brewery, restaurant, coffee shop, or any other community hub. We will host a different Nerd Night at a different local establishment on a monthly basis.
Why Nerd Nights? We launched Nerd Nights because we wanted to find an entertaining way to learn something new while sharing good food and drink with new friends.
Introducing our Next Nerd Night:
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 against ASARCO, the remediation of the site and attempting to find help for the Ex-ASARCO Workers as they contended with a number of serious health issues.
Elaine M. Hampton, author of Copper Stain, is a retired Associate Professor of Education at the University of Texas at El Paso. She was an award-winning teacher in communities near the Mexican border and is a researcher in the fields of Mexican and Mexican-American education.
Where: UTEP Centennial Museum & Desert Gardens
The University of Texas at El Paso
Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens
University Avenue & Wiggins Rd
El Paso, Texas 79968
How to RSVP:
Space for this event is limited so please RSVP via the Eventbrite link. Many Nerd Nights have completely sold out and sadly, we had to turn nerds away. Don’t let this happen to you, get your ticket today!
Tickets to Nerd Night: Smeltertown may be purchsed on Eventbrite. Or simply click below.
Nerd Nights unites our community with a celebration of Science!
Stay tuned for our February Nerd Night…
2018 Night Sponsor Hall of Fame
Nerd Night #20 sponsored by:
Nerd Night #18 sponsored by:
Virgin Galactic is a spaceflight company within the Virgin Group at the vanguard of a new industry, pioneering the next generation of reusable space vehicles. Virgin aims to transform the current cost, safety and environmental impact of space-launch. In doing so they are helping to create a basic space access infrastructure that will act as an enabler for scientists and entrepreneurs. It will also provide the catalyst for a new age of space exploration which promises enormous positive potential for life on Earth.
Nerd Night # 16 Sponsored by
Thwaites Interdisciplinary Margin Evolution – The TIME group studies the role of shear margin dynamics in the future evolution of Thwaites Drainage Basin. TIME is an ice-based project using state-of-the-art geophysical techniques to observe rapidly deforming parts of Thwaites Glacier (shear margins) which may have significant control over future stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS). The TIME project will observe rapidly deforming parts of Thwaites Glacier which may have significant control over the future evolution of WAIS, and use these new observations to improve ice sheet models used to predict future sea level rise.
Nerd Night #10 Sponsored By:
Currey Adkins was founded in 1975 by Jim Currey and Mike Adkins. The two partners were pioneers in the information technology service arena, both in El Paso and North America. With over 80 years of combined experience, Jim and Mike are still very active in the company today. While technology has changed tremendously since the company’s founding in 1975, Currey Adkins core values and dedication to our customers remain the same.
Nerd Night #7 Sponsored by:
Love Coffee Hour works to unite a Powerful International Coffee Culture by Passionately & Prosperously Sharing Our Peaceful Solutions … Love, Life, Coffee, Grace, Goodness & Gold
Nerd Night #6 Sponsored by:
From its space in Downtown El Paso, The Hub of Human Innovation supports individual entrepreneurs and innovative startups in order to accelerate the growth of the Paso del Norte region’s innovation economy. As a binational business incubator located in Ciudad Juárez, Tech HUB is the ultimate innovation community stimulating regional innovation, entrepreneurship, and industry in the Paso del Norte region. The El Paso Cactus and Rock Club & The Trans-Pecos Texas Master Naturalists
Nerd Night #5 Sponsored by:
A huge thank you to Hacienda de Chihuahua for sponsoring our 5th Nerd Night! Hacienda de Chihuahua’s Sotol is an extraordinarily pure spirit with its own denomination of origin, highly valued for over 800 years for its rich flavors. It is an organic agavacea, wild-harvested in the Chihuahuan Desert of Northern Mexico which takes 15 years to mature. From there, their master distiller, who received his Masters degree in enology at the world renowned École Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Montpellier, France meticulously oversees our state of the art production process which starts by slow steam cooking the wild-harvested plants, naturally ferment them with champagne yeast and distill the “aguamiel” in a double-column copper still where our plata and platinum, genuine, non-stop travel, from the desert to you un-aged editions are directly bottled after being double and triple-distilled respectively.
Nerd Night #4 Sponsored by:
A huge thank you to Podium Finish Sport Boutique and Cafe for sponsoring and hosting “The Dynamics of Cycling.” Part coffee shop, part restaurant, part sport boutique, part indoor training facility, and part bike repair shop, Podium Finish is a unique new addition to Downtown El Paso. If you have not yet had a chance to check out all of the neat treats offered by Podium, you ‘ll get a chance to see what they’re all about on March 30th.
Nerd Night#2 Sponsored by:
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Want to keep Nerd Nights totally free? We need your help! Sponsorship from our community of Nerds are what keep these events going strong. Please let us know if your organization would like to make the next Nerd Night a reality!
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