AHHHH! Thanks to all of you, our resident nerds, September’s Nerd Nite was one of the absolute best yet. We’ll have *full* videos of the evening in the coming weeks, but for now check out the Girls of Geek 12 clips and highlights from the evening.
Thank you everyone!!!
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We are SO damn excited about this month’s Nerd Nite that we can practically guarantee this post is fraught with typos….excitement typos.
September 25, your favorite cartoons will come to life with voice-actor Rob Paulsen (just read his IMDB, you will die); we’ll hear all about the many things to be learned from cannabis and platypus (it’s science, we promise); and we will finally have an answer to that pesky question asked around the world: why the hell don’t we use the metric system in the United States?
So prepare to have those minds blown and get your tickets now!
- When: Thursday, September 25, 2014 – doors at 6:30pm, show at 7:00pm
- Where: The Oriental Theater
- Tickets: $5 online, $8 at the door – 18+
Drinks, food, and mingles start at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm — so come early to hang out with us!
Don’t miss the amazing presentations (and the accompanying drinks). Tickets are limited at the door so grab yours now!
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Voice Acting in a Cartoon Universe
By Rob Paulsen
Legendary voice actor Rob Paulsen
will talk about the process, the joys, and the changing landscape of voice acting. Prepare to meet your childhood on Thursday and then see Rob perform the following evening at Animaniacs LIVE!
presented by the Colorado Symphony and Arrow Electronics as a part of the season’s Geek Concert Series.
Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jimmy Neutron, the list goes on) is one of the most experienced and talented voice actors in the business. Check out his Talkin’ Toons
podcast or follow him on Twitter at @yakkopinky.
Platelets, the Platypus, and Pot: How engineered blood vessels are changing the way we think about blood clotting
By Keith Neeves
Synopsis: Technology has been developed that mimics human blood vessels on a microchip. The microchips help diagnose rare bleeding disorders and test new drugs at the Children’s Hospital Colorado. We will learn how this technology can be used to minimize animal testing and predict a person’s response to cardiovascular drugs. We’ll hear specifically about a few interesting discoveries on the effect of cannabis on blood clotting and the evolution of our favorite blood cell the platelet from our Australian friend the platypus.
Bio: Keith Neeves is an Associate Professor in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines. He is a Colorado native who received a BS from CU-Boulder and PhD from Cornell University and did postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include cardiovascular engineering, drug delivery, and biomedical microdevices.
The History and Downfall of the Metric System in the United States
By Randy Bancroft
Synopsis: From the invention of the metric system and the many ways it simplified life to its battle for dominance in the United States, we’ll learn all about the metric system and why we don’t, but should, use it.
Randy Bancroft, writer of The Metric Maven
, is a practicing Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado, published author (check out his book Schrodinger’s Cat & The Golden Bough
) and nerd extraordinaire. He did graduate work at California State University at Northridge, and received his Master’s at The University of Colorado at Boulder.
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