Nerd Night Ann Arbor - autophagy, $50SAT, and tree chemicals - August 21, 2014, LIVE, 102 S First St, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

From Meetup:

Join us for the August installment of Nerd Nite for talks on topics that range from our human cells to trees to teeny satellites…

Intrigued by the human body? Katie Parzych will clue us in on the process of autophagy – a recycling process that our cells use to stay healthy. Curious about the natural world beyond the human body? Kirsti Ashworth gives us the lowdown on chemicals produced by trees, and how they might relate to air pollution, and the related “nefarious” world of plant communication. And, if you’re more interested in something above and beyond the earth – Michael Kirkhart, amateur satellite developer/operator tells us all about a tiny satellite called $50SAT!

Katie Parzych – Autophagy: How Cells Recycle to Survive 
Michael Kirkhart – $50SAT: 3 hams and a university in Kentucky on their quest to build the world’s smallest functioning satellite 
Kirsti Ashworth – Trees - Heroes or Villains in the Battle Against Air Pollution?

When: August 21st, 2014, doors at 630pm, talks at 7pm! 
Where: LIVE, 102 S First St, Ann Arbor 
Moola: FREE! Thanks, Ann Arbor District Library! 
More Info at http://annarbor.nerdnite.com