Professors for the Future: A @CapSciComm Networking Social on April 15th in Davis


We’re back in Davis for the next CapSciComm happy hour meetup! Join us for the Sacramento region’s only monthly meetup for journalists, PR pros, creatives, educators, and policy crafters interested in the sciences.

Capital Science Communicators Networking Social
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
de Vere’s Irish Pub, Davis
217 E Street, Davis, CA 95616
Free to attend
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This month, we’re meeting up with participants from a Professors for the Future workshop organized by CapSciComm colleague Sara Kross.

Professors for the Future (PFTF) is a UC Davis fellowship program designed to develop the leadership skills of graduate and postdoctoral scholars on campus who want to explore new approaches to academic teaching and research career development. You can browse a list of selected fellows and their projects dating back to 1992.

Dr. Sara Kross

Sara Kross, a postdoctoral research ecologist at UC Davis and The Nature Conservancy, is of course already well-known to our community, speaking at past CapSciComm meetups and at this January’s Davis Science Café.

As a 2014-2015 PFTF Fellow, Dr. Kross is organizing a campus workshop for student and staff researchers titled “Getting Your Research Out There” on April 15th. The workshop will guide participants through the basics of writing a press release, and understand the key to working with a university press office and the media to broadcast research findings to the world. Invited guests include CapSciComm colleagues Kat Kerlin of UC Davis Strategic Communications, and myself, Ben Young Landis.

  • “Getting your Science Out There: Pitching Your Story and Working with Your Press Office” UC Davis campus workshop, April 15, 2015 (Event Info | Registration Link)

We’ve coordinated our April meetup so that the PFTF participants can join us immediately after their workshop. So, we would love to have seasoned media professionals and experienced scientist-communicators join us on April 15th, to share your war stories and useful tips with our workshop participants.

And as always, our meetups are always open to any professionals and students who have an interest in promoting science literacy in the greater Sacramento community.

Whether you’re a student, professor, writer, educator, creative, or policy advisor, if you have an interest in explaining science and making science approachable for the public, then come attend our mixers! It’s just our way of bringing like-minds together, to make new friends and new partnerships, and to have a great time.

We’ll see you on April 15th.

Here’s a glimpse at who’s coming:

  • Chris Bowman (Communications Director, UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences)
  • Sara Kross (Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Davis)
  • Ben Young Landis (Science Communicator, U.S. Geological Survey)
  • Pamela Reynolds (Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Davis)
  • Easton White (Doctoral Student, UC Davis Population Biology)


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