***Note from the CapSciComm Board: Due to logistical issues, it was necessary to cancel this event. We apologize for the disappointment, and we will be sure to keep the Mondavi Institute in our sights for future CapSciComm outings!
Those who have purchased tickets will be refunded. Once again, our apologies.***
Our CapSciComm Science Tour series is back this September with a special treat for food and wine lovers in the Sacramento region!
CapSciComm Science Tour: The Robert Mondavi Institute
FRIDAY, September 9th, 2016
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(Tour begins promptly at 5:00 p.m.)
392 Old Davis Road, Davis, CA 95615 ***Eventbrite Ticket Required***
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Join us on September 9th for a private tour of the UC Davis Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science (RMI). Rapidly gaining recognition in our region, RMI is both an academic teaching facility and a LEED Platinum certified winery, brewery, and food and milk processing laboratory. Its academic complex houses the UC Davis departments of Food Science and Technology, Viticulture and Enology, the UC Davis Olive Center, sensory facilities, and a food innovation kitchen — and the entire complex surrounds the Good Life Garden, a one-acre, edible plot featuring organically grown vegetables, herbs, and flowers.
Leading our tour will be Dr. Clare Hasler-Lewis, the Founding Executive Director of the Robert Mondavi Institute. Hasler-Lewis holds a dual PhD in Environmental Toxicology and Human Nutrition from Michigan State University, and has trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the NIH National Cancer Institute. She received her MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Chiquita Brands International.
With the “farm to fork” mantra driving the Sacramento renaissance — and the longtime role of UC Davis as the heart of agricultural research in the Golden State — wine and food science is undeniably one of the dominating science and science communications topics in the Capital Region. A high-profile facility like RMI must be clear and focused in explaining its research mission and progress to audiences spanning industry and government leaders, prospective faculty, and regional residents.
So we’re excited for this one-on-one time with Clare, and for this chance to hear her professional experience and insights on explaining wine and food science to visitors and audiences from around the country and the world. We hope you can join us for this exciting insider’s tour of one of our region’s most renowned food science facilities.
See you in Davis on September 9th! Purchase tickets on Eventbrite here.