CapSciComm newsletter

The Pepper
September 6, 2015

Welcome to The Pepper! Help keep everyone updated on science communications news and events in and around the Capital Region by sending your updates to capscicomm@gmail.comWhether you’re on our member list as a professional or an enthusiast, let us know if you find The Pepper to be a helpful resource, and your ideas on how to improve it. Thanks!

(LOTS of links this week!)

Will the real Meghan Trainor please stand up? Because you’re about to be shown up at the next Davis Science Café! We ask this because, well, Professor Tina Jeoh’s engineering students at UC Davis performed this musical mashup of “All About That Bass” and Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” earlier this year:

Dr. Jeoh will be our guest at the September 9th rendition of the Davis Science Café. Come with your questions on the chemistry of sustainable materials, and the alchemy of turning plant material into new, durable goods and fuels that might power our future. So invite a friend, and get here early to grab a seat at the G Street Wunderbar. Let’s drink to science!

Here in Sacramento, the newly founded Cap City Blogger Network will host an Instagram workshop on September 23rd! Save the date for an evening with guest speaker Rosaura Unangst of Pigment & Parchment, will be sharing her knowledge about brand identity, building your audience through Instagram, and more…

And down in Malibu, our SoCal friends will be hosting a “SciComm Camp”! Officially titled the “West Coast Science Communication Retreat”, this workshop is being hosted by renowned science writers Jason G. Goldman, Sarah Keartes, Cara Santa Maria, and Brian Switek. Learn more about this November event, and register today!

The Sacramento Tree Foundation is hiring an Education Programs Manager

The Long-Term Ecological Research Network is hiring a Communications Coordinator to be based in Santa Barbara

Paul Allen’s Vulcan, Inc. is hiring a Community Coordinator for their Distinguished Educators Program in STEM…

The American Association for Cancer Research is hiring a Writer for Cancery Discovery

The online news website Ars Technica is hiring a Medicine and Health Care Reporter

The Sacramento tech industry network SARTA unexpected shutdown this week

Are you a fan of NPR’s StoryCorps? They’re coming to Sacramento! The one-month engagement begins September 10th with a launch party hosted by Capital Public Radio and the Sacramento Public Library…

Don’t forget the registration deadline for ScienceWriters2015 workshop is September 24th. Register today for the annual meeting of the National Association of Science Writers, hosted by MIT this year…

ICYMI: The U.S. Department of Interior and the National Park Foundation have announced the “Every Kid in a Park” program, where every 4th grade student in the United States is now eligible for a free pass to all National Parks and public lands for the 2015-2016 school year. Learn more about this stunning opportunity for families and educators

ICYMI 2: CapSciComm colleague Don Gibson was interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered on August 31st! Gibson is the organizer behind the “Barbara on the Bill” campaign to raise awareness of Nobel-winning woman geneticist Barbara McClintock, nominating her as a candidate for the new $10 U.S. bill portrait. Listen to the NPR segment, complete with Robert Siegel’s soothing tenor…

Finally, check out the front page of the Lodi News-Sentinel from last week, featuring Inky the Alpaca. Reporter Christina Carnejo visited Science Night Live and wrote this above-the-fold story! And check out what our speaker, Dr. Candace Bever, drew in the guest book in the green room at Capital Public Radio after her interview on Wednesday…

Keep Science Spicy!

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