Science Café Events in Sacramento Region for July 2017

A poster for the Sac Science Idol competition.


“The Chemistry of Tea and the California Tea Project”
Davis Science Café
Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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 Jackie Gervay-Hague from the UC Davis Department of Chemistry who studies the chemistry of tea and how it provides health benefits to humans. 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

A poster for the Sac Science Idol competition.

Presented by Sacramento Science Distilled
Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Streets Pub and Grub
1804 J St. Sacramento
21+ event, FREE TO ATTEND

CONTESTANTS, Train, Compete, and Register at This Link:

GUESTS, Share This Event on Facebook:

This July, Sac Science Distilled is bringing you Sacramento’s first scicomm competition to crown the best 3-minute science talk!!!

Science professionals and students: this is your chance to compete to give the best science talk in the Sacramento region. Three minutes, no slides, just a chance to share your passion about your work to a nonscientific audience. In addition to the talk, we have a science communication workshop to improve your skills in communicating science.

Rules: Three-minute science talks based your research, work, or scientific concept in your field of expertise to a general adult audience. No PowerPoint slides allowed but handheld props are strongly encouraged, and we’ll have a whiteboard for you to sketch on. Talked will be judged based on three main categories: Charisma, Content, and Clarity. Judges will be local science communicators and journalists.

Eligibility: Any early career scientist, graduate or undergraduate student, or someone who works in a scientific field is eligible to participate. Contestants are invited to attend an optional workshop hosted by Science Says. A title of the talk and an outline or synopsis is also required through online registration.

For questions or more information email Don Gibson at:


  • Practice Workshop: Saturday, 10am to 2pm July 15th at UC Davis, Big Hanna Room, Asmundson Hall
  • Signup Deadline: Saturday, 5pm July 15th
  • Competition: Wednesday, 6pm, July 19th at Streets Pub and Grub, Sacramento

Awards and Prizes

  • First Place Awards: Prime speaking slot at an upcoming Science Distilled and DNA testing kit
  • Second Place Award: A member of Science Says will write a blog post about your work
  • People’s Choice Award: Speaking slot at an upcoming Science Distilled


A poster for the Community Conversations Science Cafe event for July 27th, hosted by UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center. There is a photo of Doctor Mark Underwood, a UC Davis pediatrician. The poster says contact Fatima Malik at F T Malik at U C Davis dot edu for more information.

“Importance of Gut Health – Exploring the Benefits of Breast Milk”
Community Conversations Science Café
Presented by UC Davis CTSC and Powerhouse Science Center
Thursday, July 27th, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Old Soul @ 40 Acres
3434 Broadway, Sacramento

Protection against infection, disease, allergies, and other health conditions affecting our society starts early as infancy…in our intestines! UC Davis pediatrician Dr. Mark Underwood will be the speaker at the next Community Conversations Science Cafe, presented by the UC Davis Clinical and Translation Science Center (CTSC) and the Powerhouse Science Center. For questions, please contact Fatima T. Malik at (916) 703-9138,



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