Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 100 cities across the globe. At these events, several people each give a 20-minute fun, yet informative, presentation across all disciplines. There’s also trivia and door prizes.
These events are limited to those age 21+ since there’s drinking.
Next up (please note the new location)
Nerd Nite Raleigh
Thursday, February 20th, 2020
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Big Boss Brewing Company
1249 Wicker Drive, Raleigh
Ages 21+. Starts at 7 p.m., but arrive early for parking.
Enjoy three 20-minute fun, yet informative, presentations across all disciplines, while the audience drinks along. There will also be trivia and a door prize.
1) 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗦𝗲𝘅, by Jasmin
There exists lot of misinformation on what sex is in the media, movies, books, and even literature. This presentation hopes to provide research based information on what sex is and how to develop healthy sexuality that will lead to good sex that is pleasurable, diverse, and empowering.
Jasmin is a licensed clinical social worker at Carolina Sexual Wellness Center. She has worked with individuals and couples dealing with relational challenges and sexual dysfunction and is passionate about helping individuals and couples develop healthy sexuality that allows them to have good sexual functioning.
2) 𝐂𝐮𝐩𝐢𝐝’𝐬 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐝𝐞: 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐜 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐚 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭’𝐬 𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰, by John Gerwin
The Research Triangle region is host to some of the best medical facilities in the world, especially for cardiovascular treatments. I have had 3 heart surgeries performed on me (2007, 2010, 2016). Each was different, and the second one quite risky. Those of us who live here and have health insurance are most fortunate. I will highlight the amazing surgical techniques used in my surgeries and related considerations.
John Gerwin is primarily a bird biologist (30+ years). He has been giving public programs to audiences of all ages. He has siblings who are doctors and rehabilitation specialists, so medicine is in the family. His own medical experience is as a patient, with 3 heart surgeries in the past decade.
3) 𝗦𝗲𝘅 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗲 (𝗚𝗶𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗕𝘂𝗴) 𝗗𝗮𝗱, by Chris Goforth
Giant water bugs are nearly unique in the world of insects. Not only do they care for their young, a rare behavior among insects, but the fathers provide 100% of the care. Learn about sex and parenting in the giant water bugs.
Chris Goforth is an entomolgist who spent over a decade researching giant water bug reproduction and parental care before accidentally starting a dragonfly citizen science project and accepting her position as head of citizen science at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. She always secretly wanted to work at a natural history museum, so she considers it a dream come true to be a citizen science researcher and educator at a museum.
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