The Pepper: Sacramento region #scicomm news for week of April 3, 2016

CapSciComm newsletter

The Pepper
April 3, 2016

We’ve had some fantastic CapSciComm events to kick off 2016. Check out some photos from our Networking Social with CCST Science Fellows in January; our Professional Development Workshop on State Science Policy at UC Davis in February; and our CapSciComm Science Tour at the Sacramento Zoo in March!

News about News: The Nieman Lab writes about the Big Data effort that went into the Panama Papers coverage — as well as the minor role of U.S. media in this international effort…

The Davis Science Collective is hosting Native Bee Day, a public science experience, on April 23rd in Davis. Contact Shahla Farzan for details…

The annual UC Davis Picnic Day is on Saturday, April 16th! Doxie Derby, here we come

Entries for the 2016 California State Fair Student Showcase — including categories in science, engineering, and design — are due April 27th online

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is seeking a college student intern in marketing and social media for their Santa Cruz office

Sactown magazine is seeking editorial interns here in Sacramento

The Sac News & Review asks: “Why are you a nerd?”

SACNAS — the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science — will have their 2016 national conference in Long Beach, October 13-15th. Deadline for presentation proposals are due April 29th!

Finally, mark your calendar for the April 6th edition of Science Night Live at the WOW Science Museum! This month’s guest is Susan Schneider, PhD, a biopsychologist and visiting scholar at University of the Pacific. Schneider is the author of The Science of Consequences, and she’ll help us explore our own everyday behavior when it comes to decisions and choice, and how it all ties together with our brain and our psychology!



“The Pepper” is the online newsletter of Capital Science Communicators. 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. Keep Science Spicy!



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