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

Capital Science Communicators Networking Social
Wednesday, May 20th, 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
RSVP Link: http://goo.gl/forms/4Iq78Wf41Q

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1640384892862462/

As always, our networking socials are open to any professional or student who has an interest in promoting science literacy in the greater Sacramento community. Highlights of this month’s social include:

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Entomologist Traci Grzymala.

Connecting with California Academy of Sciences “NightLife” 

Our featured guest this month is Dr. Traci Grzymala (@itsybitsybeetle), who just completed her PhD studies at UC Berkeley on entomology and evolutionary biology. Her interests revolve around increasing access to STEM fields through science teaching, outreach, and communication, and she has been the graduate student coordinator for the East Bay Science Café hosted by UC Berkeley Natural History Museums.

Grzymala is currently involved in efforts to increase the breadth of research presented at the amazingly popular “NightLife” science outreach soirées hosted each Thursday at California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. She’s excited to discuss with us the potential to involve the CapSciComm community at these events!

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Translating Research Beyond Academia 

We also will be welcoming participants from the “Translating Research Beyond Academia” graduate student seminar, a Spring 2015 UC Davis course organized by Candace Bever and Nitin Nitin (syllabus at http://www-sf.ucdavis.edu/scicomm/). The seminar trains emerging researchers to communicate beyond the academic journal, by developing research translation and science communication skills. Come by to meet this year’s class, and share with them your science communication expertise and experience!

Make New Connections

So whether or not you work in a STEM field—if you have an interest in explaining science or have ideas on how to make science approachable for the public, 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 May 20th!

Here’s a glimpse at who’s coming:

  • Candace Spier Bever (Research Translation Coordinator, UC Davis Superfund Research Program)
  • Nick Gray (Education Program Coordinator, World of Wonders Science Museum)
  • Ben Young Landis (Science Communicator, U.S. Geological Survey)
  • Cindy McReynolds (Project Manager, UC Davis Superfund Research Program)
  • Nitin Nitin (Assistant Professor, UC Davis Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering)
  • Zeya Xue (Graduate Student, UC Davis Food Science)
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