Home to a bevy of brainiacs, the Phoenix Metro area is rife with super smarties who are constantly sharing their findings -- running the geeky gambit from microbiology and art history to unsolved mysteries and urban planning.
For those jonesing to ramp up their IQs, here are five must-attend lectures hosted by said scholars in March.
5. Solving the Chupacabra Mystery
Phoenix Area Skeptics Society presents this investigative presentation on one of the Southwest's most fabled creatures: the Chupacabra.
Author Ben Radford presents his findings (the result of five years of research) on the bloodsucker, including how he unraveled the mystery.