Science Café Events in Sacramento Region for October 2016

“At the Crossroads of Science & Politics:
Analysis & Advocacy in Sustainable Transportation”
Science Night Live with the WOW
Wednesday, Oct. 5th, 2016
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
World of Wonders Science Museum
2 North Sacramento Street, Lodi
Wine/beer cash bar and food truck on site

Join your host Nick Gray, Education Director at the WOW, for an evening learning experience in Lodi!  Returning from a summer hiatus, Science Night Live kicks off the fall with Colin Murphy, a Climate Policy Advocate with NextGen Climate America.

As always, Science Night Live has a cash bar for beer and wine purchases and a food truck for dinner and snacks, so you won’t go thirsty or hungry throughout the evening.

Contact the museum for directions and more information at 209.368.0969 or nick[at]wowsciencemuseum[dot]org.

Learn more about science cafés in the Capital Region at


“Deep Chemical Analysis of Human Milk: the Milky Way, Evolution, and Personalized Nutrition”
Davis Science Café
Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
G Street WunderBar
228 G St, Davis, California 95616
Complimentary soft drinks courtesy UCD Department of Math and Physical Sciences

Each month, Professor Jared Shaw with the UC Davis Department of Chemistry hosts the Davis Science Café, featuring scientists who are studying some of today’s cutting edge topics. This month’s guest is Professor Carlito Lebrilla from the Department of Chemistry, who works to understand human nutrition by using breast milk as the model for the perfect food. Invite a friend, and get here early to grab a seat at G Street Wunderbar. Let’s drink to science!

Contact Professor Jared Shaw more information, at or


“The Math of Elections: How Does Your Vote Count?
Sacramento Science Distilled
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Old Ironsides
1901 10th St. Sacramento
21+ event, FREE TO ATTEND

Come to Sacramento’s second Science Distilled event! You’ll hear a short, idea-centered talk from a local expert in the sciences. After the talk, we’ll have a lively discussion that brings science into context for everyday life.

October’s topic- The Math of Elections. How does your vote count?

In this talk we will discuss real elections where the results seem, at best, counter-intuitive, and, at worst, wrong. You do not need to know any advanced mathematics to understand this talk, and yet our aim is for you to walk away understanding the complexities of modern elections, and why a simple election theory shook the foundations of political science, dismayed idealistic democrats, and earned the Nobel Prize in Economics. The 2016 race will be discussed tangentially, but to avoid fistfights we’ll focus on several other elections.

Our speaker will be Dr. Jay Cummings of CSUS.




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