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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 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:

The Science & Art of Graphic Design

Thursday July 30th @ 6:00pm

Graphic design is everywhere; the restaurant menu, a familiar logo, social movement symbols, program interfaces, websites, even road signs. Providing a visual language for the fast-paced culture we live in, graphic design is the link between the digital world and illustration, typography, photography, animation, printing, architecture, communication, advertising, and coding.  The handiwork of artists twist the creative process to produce an attractive visual presentation that our human brains crave.

Graphic design simplifies the exchange of knowledge, conveying complex ideas in an accessible manner. As we spend more and more time online, we expect a pleasant digital experience and ease of navigation, thanks to designers. The “gap” between science and art narrows as graphic designers make data and information appealing, organized layout, and efficient. Come learn about the science and are of graphic design!


About our Speakers:

  • Anne M. Giangiulio – Associate Professor; Graphic Designer
  • Clive Cochran – Senior Lecturer; Graphic Designer
  • Joel and Iris MartinezEME Design Studio
  • Ray Sanchez – Ghostlight Creative

Where:  Your House via Zoom


How to RSVP:

Please RSVP via the Eventbrite link below!

Tickets to Nerd Night: the Science & Art of Graphic Design may be purchased on Eventbrite NOW!

Nerd Nights unites our community with a celebration of Science!


Still have questions about Nerd Nights? Please read our Nerd Night FAQ’s.


Stay tuned for our next Nerd Night…they happen every month.


Night Sponsor Hall of Fame


Nerd Night #24 sponsored by:

Wine Attitude is not your usual bar.  They feature great conversation, happy hour, live music, and select only the finest wines from around the world and bring them here for your enjoyment.   Be sure to check out Wine Attitude’s new location on Mesa.


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.


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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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