Despite its frat-tastic reputation, Arizona State University is one of the nerdiest places in the Valley, hands down. (After all, students play with atoms, construct intergalactic robots, and fiddle with laser beams.)
Then there's the fact that ASU's also the home of the ultra-cerebral local PBS affiliate Eight/KAET.
During ASU's Homecoming weekend next month, the university's braniac crowd will be reinforced by a throng of know-it-alls, geeks, and eggheads strutting along the Tempe Campus during the inaugural Arizona PBS Nerd Walk.
Eight/KAET's Bob Beard, who's organizing the walk, says its intent is to help bring together Valley geeks who are fans of the station's nerdier content.
"It's just because I'm a nerd for that sort of stuff. I'd really like to get them and march in the parade and wave their nerd flag as well," he says.
The Arizona PBS Nerd Walk takes place on Saturday, October 29, in Tempe. Participation is free. Visit the event's site for starting time and location.
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