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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 4th Nerd Night on March 30th:

 The Dynamics of Cycling

Proudly Sponsored by Podium Finish

How will speed, momentum, torque, friction, gravity, and work impact your ride?  Join our next Nerd Night to answer all of your questions about the physics of cycling.   While nibbling on a savory flatbread and fresh salad in a newly renovated downtown space, you have the chance not only learn bike science, but also compete for prizes via the indoor training Watt Challenge!  Podium Finish will have multiple indoor training bikes and screens set up to see who can generate the most Watts in a 30 second window.



Featuring Speaker:  Dave Wilson

Learn about the Dynamics of Cycling from one of the foremost cycling AND physics experts in the Border Region.  Dave has worked in both Bio-mechanics and Exercise Physiology laboratories at UTEP and participated in numerous physiology studies.   Avid competitive cyclist, Dave Wilson,  has been cycling his entire life.  Son of a  biomechanist, cyclist, and cycling / track coach, Dave grew up with cycling and science. He not only teaches Physics at Irvin High School and runs his own company, Nuclear Sunrise Stitchworks, but also started a student-operated community bicycle co-op with college Mario Hurtado.  This Co-op was formed with a goal of technical education, to give kids the skills they’ll need to have transportation freedom via a functioning bike.  They’re always in need of donated bikes and parts, if you would like to make a donation to Irvin High School’s bicycle co-op, please bring them to this Nerd Night!


The Dynamics of Cycling is proudly sponsored by:


Podium Finish Sport Boutique and Cafe


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.



Where: Podium Finish Sport Boutique and Cafe


 Parking:  Free street parking is available


When: March 30th at 7pm


How to RSVP:

A variety of ticket options are available which include a special food or drink discount.  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: The Dynamics of Cycling are $5 – $10

Nerd Nights unites our community with a celebration of Science!


Stay tuned for Nerd Night #5

More information coming soon


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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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