The Pepper: Sacramento Region #SciComm News and Jobs, July 16, 2017



Welcome to “The Pepper” — your semi-regular round-up of science communication news, events, and job leads in the Capital Region and beyond. Send tips and leads to us on Twitter at @CapSciComm, or email capscicomm[at]

Our next event is this Thursday! On July 20th, we invite anyone working at the intersection of science and policy to meet up for our mixer, co-hosted by the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows Alumni Network! Being in the capital city of California, public policy stands out as an arena where the clear communication of science can literally make a world of difference. Come meet up with us at de Vere’s Irish Pub in Sacramento, and let’s talk about the role of science communication in policymaking, and pathways to science policy careers! More information here and Facebook here.

Also this week? The first-ever “Sac Science Idol” presented by Sac Science Distilled, on Wednesday, July 19th! Head over to Streets Pub in Sacramento for this fun competition, pitting science speakers against their creativity and the clock, as they battle out through 3-minute mini-talks. Details here.

Is Sacramento becoming a media ghost town? And what are the consequences? Journalist Cindy Baker weighs in with her essay over at Voices: River City…

When can you gank other people’s photos for your own social media use? Answer: Ask first, and respect the craft. An opinion piece at PetaPixel explains

Speaking of content management, are your websites up-to-date for ADA compliance? University content managers, take notice of this Chronicle of Higher Education article

Life abroad as a female journalist. Take a moment to read this essay via Outside magazine…

UC Davis College of Biological Sciences is seeking a full-time science writer

Sacramento Valley Conservancy is seeking a Communications and Marketing Assistant

Point Blue Conservation Science in Petaluma is seeking a Director of Communications

Shella Films out of Los Angeles is seeking a science consultant on a film about ME/CFS

CAPIO is hosting a workshop down in Camarillo on what PIO’s should know about drones

The Atlantic is seeking a Science Features Editor

NPR Science Desk has an internship opening in Washington, DC

The NASEM Mirzayan Science & Technology Graduate Fellowship is now accepting applications

AAAS is seeking nominees for their Award for Public Engagement with Science

Early-bird discounts for the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists ends on August 1st. Head over to sign up for this major event, coming to San Francisco this October!

And finally, we had a great time at our CapSciComm #SpiceUpSci Workshop in June at Sudwerk Brewing Co. in Davis. Check out the photos and video on our social media feed, and stay tuned for future offerings of this training series, perfect for scicomm beginners or as refresher courses!


“Keep Science Spicy, Sacramento!”



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