Nerd Nite, the world famous lecture series, is a monthly event held in cities across the globe during which several folks give fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along.
It's like the Discovery Channel… with beer!
This month's speakers and topics:
1) Hurricanes Now and In the Future
by Canes on Canes
Hurricanes are terrifying, but they're also fascinating. If 2017 has taught us anything, it is that understanding hurricanes is really important, especially here in Miami. So, we are here to tell you about the science of hurricanes now, and what we can expect in the warmer world of the future.
PhD students Rebecca, James, and Kurt of the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science study hurricane predictability and dynamics, with focuses including interaction of hurricane winds with buildings in cities, and small-scale atmospheric waves. The group, Canes on Canes, was founded in 2014 to give talks to the general public to increase understanding of hurricanes and preparedness, and more recently the debate on hurricanes and climate change.
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2) Keeping Dade County Wild!
by Lloyd Brown
A look at rescue, rehabilitation, and release back to the wild of the injured and orphaned wild animals native to South Florida.
Lloyd is a third generation South Florida native. After getting out of the Army in 1992, Lloyd began volunteering at the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center and the Sugarloaf Dolphin Sanctuary. In 1995 He founded Wildlife Rescue of Dade County. Lloyd has traveled all over the world to rescue animals, to work with groups to expand their rescue capabilities for native wildlife, and to assist in rescues of wildlife and domestic animals after disasters. Lloyd sits on the Board of Directors for the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council and is an instructor for many of their classes.
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3) Stress and The Mind-Body Connection (Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb)
by Tina Parlato
This presentation will focus on the biological effects of stress on the human body; the diseases and disorders it can worsen or precipitate; and all the ways it is definitely for sure totally killing each of us right now. We'll also go over some clinically proven methods to alter our body's stress response, so that we can better deal with the anxiety attack this information will cause.
Tina Parlato is a Business Development Executive with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from The University of Florida, and in no way qualified to give advice of any kind. However, after suffering from a stress-related injury, she decided to learn more about why and how stress effects our body systems. Her research on this topic is based largely on the work of Robert Sapolsky, an American neuroendocrinologist and professor of biology, neurology, and neurosurgery at Stanford University.
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Schedule for the night:
4:00 — 7:00 Happy Hour
6:00 — 7:00 Nerd Nite's 3rd Birthday Party!
7:30 Presentations begin
Come join us for a beer, meet fellow nerds, learn something new, and help us spread the word about Nerd Nite Miami at Gramps!
**Every second Thursday of the month. Only at Gramps.**