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 semi 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 14th Nerd Night on Friday, January 25th:
Rations and Rivets
What have you sacrificed for your country lately? Would you patch your child’s socks or collect your bacon fat for the federal government to use for explosives? Our next Nerd Night will explore how collective action and everyday sacrifice during WWII affected our nation. We will explore how rationing programs in a city sitting on an international border differed from the rest of the country. Join us on January 25th for a journey back to the world of ration books, scrap metal, and patriotic thrift.
- [Commodity Rationing in El Paso During World War II] – Rich Dugan is program coordinator at UTEP’s Technology Support Center in the University Library, long-time board member of the El Paso County Historical Society and is the Director of the non-profit organization Books Santo Nino.
- [Propaganda Burnout] – Sam Winer is the Curator of Collections and Exhibits at the Centennial Museum. Sam has a M.A. in History; her interest in WWII started at an early age watching classic movies.
- [Bacon Fat Bombs] – UTEP Chemistry Peer Led Team Learning Group will teach us how bacon drippings and other household fats were used to make explosives during WWII.
Where: UTEP Centennial Museum
When: Friday, January 25th at 7 pm
How to RSVP:
Space for this event is limited so please RSVP via the Eventbright link. All Nerd Nights to date 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: Rations and Rivets are $10.
Nerd Nights unites our community with a celebration of Science!
Stay tuned for Nerd Night #15
2018 Night Sponsor Hall of Fame
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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