Nerd Nite: Science Myths Busted!
Wed, Apr 29
Seats fill up fast so make sure you get there early!
Additional tickets are available at the door.
No reservation required
1210 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
SpeakersKimberlee Sue MoranKimberlee Sue Moran is the Director of the Center for Forensic Science Research & Education based in Willow Grove, PA. She has been a forensic consultant and educator since 2002, both in the UK and US. Kimberlee has worked on a number of cases in a range of capacities; she runs training workshops for local law enforcement that include blowing up transit buses and digging up dead animals. Her doctoral research was in the field of ancient fingerprints and her current research is in taphonomy, the process of decomposition. Kimberlee is passionate about outreach and science education and is a regular participant and speaker for the Philadelphia Science Festival working in collaboration with the College of Physicians and the Laurel Hill Cemetery. She is an active member of the Society for American Archaeology, the UK Fingerprint Society, the Association for Women in Forensic Science, and Forensic Archaeology Recovery. She teaches forensic science for Rutgers-Camden and Arcadia University. Kimberlee holds an undergraduate degree in archaeology from Bryn Mawr College and a Masters of Science in forensic archaeological science from the Institute of Archaeology at University College London.Los FestingosA Festingo: One whom expands the musical universe through creative, humorous, and often outrageous feats of harmonious excellence.Ned GilmoreNed Gilmore is the Collection Manager for Vertebrate Paleontology, Mammalogy and Herpetology at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. He has worked for many years on the databases, curation and type studies for these collections. He is especially knowledgeable about the Late Cretaceous and Early Tertiary fossils of eastern North America; the reptiles and amphibians of eastern North America, and the mammals of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Gilmore also has logged many years delivering outreach programs on these and related fields to the general public.Stephanie Moleski, MDStephanie Moleski, MD is a board-certified gastroenterologist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She specializes in celiac disease, including its effects on women and on fertility. She won the 2012 Srinivasan Gender-Based Research Award from the American College of Gastroenterology for a paper identifying gender-based differences in gastrointestinal diseases.
PartnersAcademy of Natural Sciences of Drexel UniversityAcademy of Natural Sciences of Drexel UniversityFounded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a leading natural history museum dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science. The Academy is the place for young and old to experience natural science in a fun and engaging way. Visitors can stroll through a tropical butterfly garden, touch live animals, meet real scientists, get face-to-face with a towering T. rex, and more.Center for Forensic Science Research & EducationCenter for Forensic Science Research & EducationNerd 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.