Science Café Events in Sacramento Region for December 2016

“The Hardest Fun You’ll Ever Have:
FIRST Robotics Competition”
Science Night Live with the WOW
Wednesday, Dec. 7th, 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!  This month’s presentation is a FIRST Robotics Competition demonstration by Raptor Force Engineering Team 1662 of Jim Elliot High School. If you have a child in middle school, high school, or just love robots, mark your calendar now!  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.

“Combating Pain & Crisis of Prescription Drug Abuse
UC Davis CTSC Science Café
Thursday, December 8th, 2016
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Old Soul Co.
3434 Broadway, Sacramento

The UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) continues its new science café series in Sacramento! For more information, please contact Fatima Malik at ftmalik[at]ucdavis[dot]edu.


“Clean Energy: Harnessing CO2 to Combat Climate Change
Sacramento Science Distilled
Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Old Ironsides
1901 10th St. Sacramento
21+ event, FREE TO ATTEND

Come to Sacramento’s Science Distilled series! 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.

December’s topic- Clean Energy: Harnessing CO2 to Combat Climate Change.

Our speakers will be Dr. Atefeh Taheri and Cody Carr of UC Davis. Both work with Dr. Louise Berben in the Chemistry department, where they study the conversion of carbon dioxide (primary greenhouse gas) into useful chemical and fuels and also the production of hydrogen gas which can be used as clean fuel. They will also address the ways that research and public decisions can impact climate change, affecting the future of our environment and planet.


Learn more about science cafés in the Capital Region at


“Science & Saving Coral Reefs”
Davis Science Café
Wednesday, December 14th, 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 Dr. Mike Gil from the UC Davis Department of Environmental Science & Policy and, who studies coastal ecosystems. 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



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