The Pepper: Sacramento region #scicomm news for week of November 8, 2015

CapSciComm newsletter

The Pepper
November 8, 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!

A picnic scene at Matchbook Wines at the August 2015 meetup.Respondez s’il vous plaît for our CapSciComm 2015 Year-End Social! It’s been a while since our last meetup, so to round off a great year of networking, friends, and successes, we invite you to join us for a picnic gathering at Matchbook Wines in Zamora—just a short drive north from Davis and Sacramento—on Sunday, November 22nd, from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Come meet new colleagues who have joined our region in 2015, and say hello to our inaugural CapSciComm Board of Officers, which we will unveil and discuss at the event. Celebrate new friends, ideas, and connections, and share your ideas and wishlist for the CapSciComm network in 2016!

Click here for full RSVP and signup information, and click here to share the event on Facebook or on Twitter.

See you in Zamora!

The Davis Science Café returns on November 11th. This month’s speaker is Dr. Ruihong Zhang, a professor in the UC Davis Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering who studies the treatment of agricultural and food wastes for pollution prevention and resource utilization…

The California Aggie covered October’s Davis Science Café on medical cannabis. Read the story by reporter Daniel Tak here

The WiLDSPEAK photo festival and communications symposium is taking place in Washington, DC, on November 16th. Thanks to CapSciComm colleague Myfawny Johnston for pointing out this event of interest to our network

Speaking of DC, the AAAS Annual Meeting is rotating back to the national’s capital for 2016. The National Association of Science Writers (NASW) once again will offer travel fellowships for undergraduate students to attend the convention, in exchange for science journalism coverage of the event…

Professional science writers can also begin registering for the 2016 AAAS Annual Meeting. Link to press registration here

And don’t forget the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) is coming up. Journalists, PIOs, and professional science writers can activate their press registration for the December 14-18 conference in San Francisco

KQED is hiring a Science News Reporter for their San Francisco office

The UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability is hiring an Associate Director of Communications

Finally, the California Council on Science and Technology will be hosting an information session for their CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship for doctoral and engineering graduates. The session will take place at UC Davis on November 19th, and applications for the 2016-2017 fellowship year opens on December 1st…


Keep Science Spicy!



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