Nerd Nite Brunch: Body vs. Booze
Sun, Apr 27
VIP ticket includes preferred seating, a 5oz pretzel and a $5 ticket for the bar.
Price: $5 General, $15 VIP seating
1210 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
SpeakersAdam PiazzaAdam Piazza began his career at the Franklin Institute in 2002 as a high school intern working primarily in the museums exhibits performing science demonstrations. He also held positions as a Discover Camp and Camp-In Counselor, a Workshop Facilitator, and is currently a Scientific Interpreter with the Museum Programs department. Adams true passion lies in design; he graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2010. When Adam is not at the Franklin Institute, he is traversing the city looking for photo opportunities with abandoned buildings, perusing the shelves of local thrift shops, or water coloring onto family portraits of people he is not related to. Adam has a soft spot for hosting quizzo and eating deep fried pickles.Aman GoyalAman Goyal, M.S.Ed, is the current Program Coordinator at the Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Program Initiatives. He joined the office after finishing his Master's at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education, focusing on Higher Education, in May 2013. He is responsible for partnering with various campus constituents in increasing programming and educational efforts for the university on various topics around alcohol and drugs on campus. He is the advisor for the new student organization called PennDAPA (Drug & Alcohol Peer Advisors). He received his BA in Psychology from Miami Univerisity of Ohio and afterwards he worked in Hollywood for a new daytime talk show, Dr. Drew's Lifechangers.Ava Forte VitaliTrained archaeologist and art historian Ava Forte Vitali is a Featured Lecturer at the Morbid Anatomy Library and Museum in Brooklyn, New York. Her series, "Death and the Occult in the Ancient World" aims to bridge the gap between the educated, academic community and the eager, interested public. She has excavated in both Egypt and Turkey, and completed her Master's Degree at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, where she focused on domestic cult in Ancient Egypt. She currently works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in collections management for Greek and Roman Art.Julie LyzinskiJulie Lyzinski Nettleton, M.Ed., LPC, is currently the Director for the Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Program Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania. Julie received her BA in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame in 1998 and her Master's in Human Services and Counseling from DePaul University in 2003. She holds a License in Professional Counseling in the state of New Jersey and is currently a doctoral student of Higher Education in Penn's Graduate School of Education.Michael Oshinsky, PhDMichael Oshinsky, PhD, combines a passion for science with a desire to help migraine sufferers. Dr. Oshinsky is currently an associate professor in the Department of Neurology at the Thomas Jefferson University, where he works closely with doctors at the Jefferson Headache Center to study the most complicated areas of headache medicine. Dr. Oshinsky’s research focuses on understanding migraine and chronic headache. Using animal models of migraine, he has developed methods for studying the mechanism of action of migraine treatments and hangover headache. In his spare time, Dr. Oshinsky enjoys spending time with his children, whom he tries to “inspire to make a difference.Noelle MelartinNoelle has served as the Associate Director for the Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Program Initiatives since 2010. Noelle provides brief motivational harm-reduction interventions with individual students through the First Step program, as well as with cohorts through Group First Step. She received a BA in psychology from Wesleyan University and an MSW in clinical social work from Columbia University. While at Columbia, she completed field training at Barnard College in the Alcohol and Substance Awareness Program and the Furman Counseling Center.
PartnersThe Franklin InstituteThe Franklin InstituteIn 1824, The Franklin Institute was founded to honor Benjamin Franklin and to advance the usefulness of his inventions. Today, The Franklin Institute is a vibrant organization that continues to offer new and exciting science learning experiences for the citizens of Philadelphia. The Institute has grown to become an integral part of the city by providing a hands-on approach to science and technology through community outreach initiatives and innovative partnerships in public education. It has become a dynamic agent of change through its rich array of exhibitions, programs, lectures, and discussions designed to illuminate issues in contemporary science. The Franklin Institute continues to reflect Benjamin Franklin’s spirit of inquiry and discovery as it strives to inspire an understanding of and passion for science and technology learning.Nerd NiteNerd NiteNerd Nite is an informal gathering at which nerds get together for nerdery of all sorts. Nerds and non-nerds alike gather to meet, drink and learn something new.Frankford HallFrankford HallLocated on Frankford Avenue, Frankford Hall is a unique restaurant specializing in German beer. It's a great place to relax with friends and enjoy great food.Thomas Jefferson UniversityThomas Jefferson UniversityThomas Jefferson University is dedicated to the health sciences and committed to three areas: educating professionals who will form and lead the integrated healthcare delivery and research teams of tomorrow; discovering new knowledge that will define the future of clinical care through investigation from the laboratory to the bedside and into the community; and setting the standard for quality, compassionate and efficient patient care for our community and for the nation.University of PennsylvaniaUniversity of PennsylvaniaPenn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff.