May 16th – 2nd Anniversary of Nerd Nite with Nerdy T-Shirt Contest!

2ndWe hope you will join us for the next Nerd Nite Raleigh on Thursday, May 16th!

This will be the 2nd anniversary for Nerd Nite Raleigh (under the current leaders) so be prepared for some fun additions to the night, including a nerdy t-shirt contest! Wear your nerdiest t-shirt for a possible prize!


Here are the topics for our next get-together:

  • The Life of Bikes, by Athena Wollin
    Bicycles are certainly remarkable, but they need a little care every now and again to prolong their life. Learn how a bicycle ages, consider the repair costs associated with neglect of maintenance, and understand how donated and used bikes influence the community of people on bikes in Raleigh.
    Athena’s Bio:
    Athena is an animator and graphic designer, an advocate for people on bikes, and a certified bike technician at Oak City Cycling Project. Helping people feel more comfortable on bikes and normalizing bikes as a valid form of transportation for all citizens are two very important pieces of outreach for her.


  • Global Poaching Dynamics, by Evan Cooper
    Poaching is a crime that occurs on a global scale and is becoming a larger threat to conservation every year. Evan will be talking about how culture, crime and economics all play a role in the act of poaching. How does it work? Who’s involved? How to help.
    Evan’s Bio:
    Evan Cooper is a science educator focusing on wildlife conservation. He has worked in zoos, aquariums, sanctuaries and field research in Tanzania. His objective is to provide people with interesting information about wildlife that leads to actionable results in the local and global community.


  • Everything You Wanted to Know about Dark Matter but Were Afraid to Ask,  by Katie Mack.
    The most mysterious stuff in the Universe is invisible, untouchable, and essential to our existence. Find out what we know about this cosmic conundrum and what scientists around the world are doing to settle the question once and for all.
    Dr. Mack’s Bio:
    Dr Katherine (Katie) Mack is a theoretical astrophysicist who studies a range of questions in cosmology, the study of the universe from beginning to end. She currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Physics at North Carolina State University, where she is also a member of the Leadership in Public Science Cluster. Throughout her career she has researched dark matter, the early universe, galaxy formation, black holes, cosmic strings, and the ultimate fate of the cosmos. Alongside her academic work, she is an active science communicator and has been published in a number of popular publications such as Scientific American, Slate, Sky & Telescope,, and Cosmos Magazine, where she is a columnist. You can find her on Twitter as @AstroKatie.


Nerd Nite Raleigh takes place at:

14 W Martin St.
Raleigh, NC  27601

King’s is a 21+ venue.
$3 cash cover or pay in advance via Eventbrite.

Date/Time:  Thursday, May 16th, 7:00pm  (arrive early for parking!).  Doors open at 6:30. Don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook and invite a friend.

  • Like our Facebook page for updates and to see what kind of Crappy Nerd Art we will be giving out.
  • Nerd Nite Raleigh t-shirts will be available for purchase for $20 at the event.
  • We are looking for speakers for our July and August 2019 Nerd Nite events.  Can you do a talk or perhaps help us locate someone?  Please fill out our Google Form to be considered!


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