Nerd Nite Seattle is so excited start back up! Come for the usual nerdy talks, cool people and delicious drinks at our new home, High Dive.

Remember that Nerd Nite will now be on the third **TUESDAY** of the month.

Nerd Nite
Tuesday, November 17
High Dive
7:30 (Doors open at 6:30)
Admission: $5

Speaker #1: Jenny Haaland

Title: COMMON CORE used CONFUSION. It’s super effective!

Desc: Confused by Common Core? You and everyone else on Facebook. What is Common Core, and is it right for our students? Come see what all the commotion is about with Jenny Haaland, M.Ed., as she guides you through the conundrum of curricula

Bio: Jenny has taught in low-income schools in LA county and Burien for 11 years as an elementary school teacher and interventionist. Having served in five school districts, all with their own curricula and standards to master, Jenny has weathered the tides of change and will explain the current educational trends affecting our students today.

Speaker #2: Nell Byler

Title: Rings in a tree stump: what stars can tell us about the life of a galaxy

Desc: Nell will discuss the history of star formation in our nearest neighbor, the Andromeda Galaxy, using Hubble Space Telescope data from the Panchromatic Hubble Andromeda Treasury (PHAT) survey.

Bio: Nell Byler is a 5th year graduate student in astronomy at the University of Washington. She studies nearby galaxies, using the individual stars within a galaxy to understand its evolution as a whole. She is also one of the co-organizers of the local Astronomy on Tap events, held at Bad Jimmy’s in Ballard.