CapSciComm Professional Workshop, July 27th: Talking Science to Normal People

CapSciComm Workshop a

Bringing science to the masses isn’t about “dumbing down your research.” It’s about being wise, being selective, and it’s about putting yourself in their shoes. And putting these ideas into public speaking practice is the focus of our CapSciComm Professional Workshop and Networking Social on July 27th!

“Advice for Talking Science to Normal People”
A CapSciComm Professional Workshop
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27th, 2016
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hutchison Hall 357, UC Davis

CapSciComm Networking Social
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
de Vere’s Irish Pub, 217 E Street, Davis

NOTE: We’re just about at capacity for workshop, but walk-ins welcome.
Please Register Here:

Join us on Wednesday for some simple advice for scientists explaining science to the general public, and learn how to come off clear, concise—and even a bit fun—at your next public engagement! The workshop is free, and we especially welcome students, faculty, and staff from scientific fields, in addition to our professional scicomm colleagues.

Steve Sobieszczyk
Steve Sobieszczyk

Our July workshop will be led by public speaking coach and science communicator Steven “Sobie” Sobieszczyk (

Sobieszczyk is an outreach scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey and an Adjunct Professor at Portland State University. He received his B.S. in Geology from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and his M.S. in Geology from Portland State University. Sobieszczyk is currently stationed in Sacramento as media lead and spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in California, focusing on the Desert Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan (DRECP) in the Mojave Desert.

As a scientist, Sobieszczyk’s research includes landslides, sediment transport, and stream ecology. As a science communicator, Sobieszczyk has produced a variety of public outreach content, including podcasts, videos, presentations, and websites. Sobieszczyk’s latest venture is the public speaking training series Your Next BIG Speech (, where he weaves lessons from parenting into insights for improving public speaking.

This CapsciComm Professional Workshop is once again a collaborative effort between Capital Science Communicators and the UC Davis Superfund Research Program, with thanks to CapSciComm Professional Development Chair Dr. Candace Spier Bever.

For questions about the workshop, please contact Candace Spier Bever at If you have ideas for future CapSciComm Professional Workshops, please email us at!

See you on July 27th in Davis!


CapSciComm Event 201607


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.