CapSciComm Professional Workshop, Feb. 24th: Science and Scientists Informing Public Policy in California

State Capitol Building, Sacramento, California

Are you a student, postdoc, or faculty researcher curious about how science informs policy in the Golden State? Then join us for our first-ever CapSciComm Professional Development Workshop this February!

“Science and Scientists Informing Public Policy in California”
A Professional Development Workshop
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
UC Davis Student Community Center, Room D

Networking Social to Follow
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
de Vere’s Irish Pub, 217 E Street, Davis

RSVP to help us plan:

We invite you to a lively panel discussion with staff members and consultants from the California State Legislature specializing in policies relating to health, environmental safety, natural resources, and other topics. Our panelists will share their experiences and tips on how scientists can better communicate their research—and make broader impact for public good.

The event is free and open to anyone interested, and we especially encourage attendance by graduate students, postdocs, and faculty researchers. If you can’t make the workshop, be sure to join us for our Networking Social afterwards in Downtown Davis.

The CapsciComm Professional Development Workshop is a new series created as as part of our new programming and direction in 2016. The February 24th event is a collaborative effort between Capital Science Communicators and the UC Davis Superfund Research Program, organized by our Professional Development Chair Candace Spier Bever and our Capitol Chair Dharia McGrew.

Spier Bever is the Research Translation Coordinator at the UC Davis Superfund Research Program and co-organizer of the annual “Translating Research Beyond Academia” graduate seminar; she received her PhD in Marine Science from The College of William and Mary in 2011. McGrew is a senior policy consultant in the California State Assembly Health Committee; she was a CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellow in 2012 and received her PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from Brandeis University in 2011.

For questions about the event, please contact Candace Spier Bever at If you have ideas or wishlists for future CapSciComm Professional Development Workshops, please email us at

See you on February 24th!

Thanks to the UC Davis Emerging Leaders in Policy and Public Service (ELIPPS) program, UC Davis Science Policy and Communication Group, and the UC Davis Frontiers of University Training to Unlock the Research Enterprise (FUTURE) program for promotional assistance.


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