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We want to thank the El Paso Community who has supported our Nerd Night program over the past 5 years!  Insights is committed to bringing the most current, novel and interactive Nerd Nights to our adult audience. As such, at this time we are undergoing an organizational reset and our Nerd Night program is being reassessed and revamped for 2023 and onward. Please stay tuned as we will announce the return of our Nerd Nights!
We look forward to seeing in you 2023!

*There are limited number of tickets available for this event. Depending on availability, tickets can be purchased at the door, but ticket price will increase.*

Your ticket purchase allows us at Insights to continue to provide STEAM education programs to our El Paso Community. As a not-for-profit organization, our efforts are made possible by the generous support of people like you. We sincerely appreciate your contribution!

Nerd Night:
Frost Bites

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

Frozen treats for many is a comfort food, but craving sugary treats is actually an evolutionary survival mechanism! It became the means by which the body developed sensitivity to fructose so that even small amounts were stored as fat. This meant no starvation during rough times in evolutionary history! However, our cravings, like the treats we eat today, have evolved vastly, and humans now have a vast array of treats to choose from. But why do humans crave frozen sweets? Why do we get a brain freeze when eaten too fast? Join us for this delicious Nerd Night event where we will explore these questions, but wait! There’s more!

El Paso has a plethora of thriving businesses that specialize in some unique frozen treats. So, what better way to learn about these frozen confections than tasting them?! You don’t want to miss this Yummy opportunity where we will not only taste some amazing bites, but attendees will get to vote for their tastiest treat and the winner will be crowned ‘Frozen Bites Champ’!


​​           Heavenly Popsicles           



          Howdy Homemade Ice Cream




          Lunarmax - Freeze Dried Ice Cream






May 30, 2023

6:00 pm


Southwest University 

6101 Montana Ave
El Paso, TX 79925


*Ticket Purchase includes event and samples. 


**There are a limited number of tickets available for this event. Depending on availability, tickets can be purchased at the door, but ticket price will increase.*

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Past events

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.


Join us to learn about the many achievements of the students, faculty, and alumni of the Department of Civil Engineering. We will explore the continued legacy of UTEP’s civil engineers on the quality of life of our El Paso community and around the world. We will also learn ways in which women and minorities are forging lasting transformations throughout the region. Current program offerings and student opportunities will be shared, so current and future Miners are highly encouraged to attend!

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Join us at the historical WigWam in downtown El Paso for this spooky Nerd Night as we explore the science behind paranormal investigation. With our expert friends from the Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society, we will learn about some of the amazing tech and tools used to research paranormal activity, dive into the history of some of the most well known local hauntings and even partake in

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Join us to watch ‘Passengers’, a film that brings science fiction and romance at the forefront of space exploration. The film, deemed as brilliant for bringing to light the ethical conundrum of space exploration and the beauty of the vast unknown, is one you’d surely want to see. Winner, Arts Director Guild Excellence in Production Design; Two time Academy Award Nominee.


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!

Nerd Nights FAQ’s:

Does the ticket price include alcohol and food?

  • No, the ticket price does not typically include food or drinks unless otherwise stated.

Is there a dress code?

  • There is no dress code for the event.  Our Nerd Nights have been held everywhere from outdoors to downtown bars.  We encourage you to dress comfortably.

Must all attendees be age 21+?

  • Our Nerd Night events are designed for adults and will not interest younger children.  If the venue allows guests on the premises under the age of 21, we don’t mind if you bring your kids to the event.

If tickets are sold out online can I purchase one at the door?

  • Tickets are available for purchase at the door, only if the event has not already been sold out online.  Several of our events have completely sold out online and we have had to turn Nerds away at the door.  To help the venue and our staff prepare for the event, we encourage you to purchase your tickets online in advance of the event.

Still have questions about Nerd Night?  Please contact us!

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