The Boston area has Geek Week – comedy – and Nerd Fun – a meet up –and this week, Nerd Night. The lectures – and music – take place at the Middlesex Lounge in Cambridge. The event is described as “ an informal gathering at which nerds get together for nerdery of all sorts (well, mostly presentations and drinking). Nerds and non-nerds alike gather to meet, drink and learn something new.” Monday topics: immunology and the wonders of silk.
Science camps and children events abound this summer, with too many to list here. But, note that the Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick is hosting a night nature program that combines ice cream and critters – frog, fireflies and this week, bats. Registration required.
The last of the Midsummer Nights’ Science lectures covers “Harnessing genomics to decipher fundamental differences” with Stacey Gabriel: “Since the days of the Human Genome Project, the Broad’s Genomics Platform has harnessed DNA sequencing and genotyping technologies …. Stacey Gabriel will discuss the implications of using these techniques to compare DNA from cancerous cells to normal cells, from one person to another, and from humans to other animals.” (Nerd Fun will meet up there.)