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The Nerd Nite Global Fest and Rocky Parker


As many of you know, the vast global Enterprise that is Nerd Nite is celebrating Global Nerd Domination this summer with the Nerd Nite Global Festival, to be held in Brooklyn on August 16, 17, and 18th.  This is highly recommended as a weekend activity, and many, many more details can be found here:  http://nerdnite.com/fest/

We here at Nerd Nite Philly are sending one of our own, Rocky Parker, up to Brooklyn to represent our City of Brotherly Love with tales of Serpently Love.  The good people at the Monell Chemical Sciences Center, where Rocky works, are holding a fundraiser on July 11th to send him up to Brooklyn.  It’ll be a hoot!  To wit:

Come join us on Thursday, July 11th at Yards Brewery for “To Brooklyn, Wit Love”, a fundraising event that will help support one of Monell’s most talented young minds as he seeks to tell the universe about his very cool research: “Sexy Serpent Smells: a Sense of Snake Scents.”  

Postdoc Rocky Parker first gave this talk at Philly Nerd Nite and it was so captivating that the Philly Nerd Nite bosses asked him to represent Philly at the inaugural Nerd Nite Global Fest.  Rocky replied, “Yo! I’ll be there!”  So, we’re raising money to help send Rocky to Brooklyn so that he can present his research to some of the best nerdy storytellers in the world.

Here’s a small somewhat more serious taste (pun obviously intended) of what Rocky is working on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PNoDNxRGas

“To Brooklyn, Wit Love” will feature a little something for everyone who enjoys beer, fun and wants to support Philadelphia’s scientific community. Some highlights will include:

·        Yards beer on tap all night (+1 free drink ticket with entry!)

·        Tours of the Yards brewery facilities

·        Free food

·        Live music

·        Fun food science demonstrations

·        Rocky talking nerdy

PLUS we’ll be raffling off amazing prizes courtesy of Yards, The Franklin Institute and more!

Buy your advance tickets here: http://monellcenter.ticketleap.com/to-brooklyn-wit-love/

So come out July 11th to eat, drink and get your Philly nerd on!


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