Capital Science Communicators Unite D.C. “Congress” and Celebrate Board Member Award This #SciWri18

  Members of our CapSciComm community will be making their presence felt at the ScienceWriters2018 (www.sciencewriters2018.org), the annual workshop of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW), held this October 12-16 in Washington, D.C. at George Washington University. Over this past year, I have been working with our colleagues in California and in other states on a pair of … Continue reading Capital Science Communicators Unite D.C. “Congress” and Celebrate Board Member Award This #SciWri18

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Noodles of Thought: CapSciComm, CCST Science Fellows host #SEJ2016 ‘beat dinner’

Where do you get scientific information that you trust? Who defines scientific consensus? How do you pick out consensus from misinformation? Where does the line blur between information versus advocacy --- for scientists and journalists alike? Deep questions like this are best asked over beer --- and so we did --- last night at Ramen House RaiJin with an intellectual … Continue reading Noodles of Thought: CapSciComm, CCST Science Fellows host #SEJ2016 ‘beat dinner’

“Sac Science Distilled” Brings Brains to Bars on Sacramento Grid

A new evening entertainment option is about to set sail on the Sacramento Grid --- the new Sac Science Distilled series will premiere at Old Ironsides on Wednesday, September 21st at 6:00 p.m. Sac Science Distilled (online: www.facebook.com/sacsciencedistilled) is the latest science café series to launch in the greater Sacramento region. Part of a popular international movement, organizers of science cafés and cafés scientifiques … Continue reading “Sac Science Distilled” Brings Brains to Bars on Sacramento Grid

Capital Science Communicators in 2016: New Board, New Friends, New Possibilities

The Pepper January 3, 2016 Welcome to a special issue of The Pepper! Help keep everyone updated on science communications news and events in and around the Capital Region by sending your updates to capscicomm@gmail.com. Whether you're on our member list as a professional or an enthusiast, let us know if you find The Pepper to be a helpful resource, … Continue reading Capital Science Communicators in 2016: New Board, New Friends, New Possibilities

Kelly Conroy is the Executive Director of Tree Davis. Photo Credit: Ben Young Landis.

Among the trees, Kelly Conroy cultivates a career and community in communications

[Editor's Note: As of 2016, Kelly Conroy has transitioned to Timber+Main, a Sacramento design shop she founded, specializing in furniture and accessories crafted from reclaimed timber.] Name: Kelly Conroy Title: Executive Director Affiliation: Tree Davis Twitter: @politelywild Kelly Conroy started her tenure this week as the Executive Director of Tree Davis, a nonprofit that has been promoting community education and stewardship of urban forests in Davis, … Continue reading Among the trees, Kelly Conroy cultivates a career and community in communications

The Pepper: Sacramento region #scicomm and #STEM news for week of July 26, 2015

The Pepper July 26, 2015 Welcome to The Pepper! This is our experiment for an official newsletter format, to keep everyone updated on science communications news and events in and around the Capital Region. Send your updates to capscicomm@gmail.com, and we'll try for a weekly publication schedule and go from there. Whether you're on our member list … Continue reading The Pepper: Sacramento region #scicomm and #STEM news for week of July 26, 2015

The Pepper: Sacramento meetup scheduled for July 29th

The Pepper July 19, 2015 Welcome to the first issue of The Pepper! This is our experiment for an official newsletter format, to keep everyone updated on science communications news and events in and around the Capital Region. Send your updates to capscicomm@gmail.com, and we'll try for a weekly publication schedule and go from there.  Whether … Continue reading The Pepper: Sacramento meetup scheduled for July 29th

Summer Sips: A @CapSciComm Networking Social on July 29th in Sacramento

Join us for the Sacramento region’s only monthly meetup for journalists, PR pros, creatives, educators, and policymakers interested in the sciences! For July, we're meeting up with faces familiar and new to our community. Capital Science Communicators Networking Social Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Kupros Crafthouse 1217 21st Street, Sacramento, CA 95816 Free to attend … Continue reading Summer Sips: A @CapSciComm Networking Social on July 29th in Sacramento

July 8th Davis Science Café: Environment and Genes, Muscles and Fevers

For our July science café in Davis, we're going to get on your nerves! “Too Hot to Handle: How Genes and Environment Cause Rare Muscle Disease and Malignant Fever” Davis Science Café Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. G Street WunderBar 228 G St, Davis, California 95616 Complimentary soft drinks courtesy UCD Department … Continue reading July 8th Davis Science Café: Environment and Genes, Muscles and Fevers

Lodi “Science Night Live” Evening Sails with @SacState for Antarctica Corals on July 1st

At the next “Science Night Live” science café in Lodi, we’re sailing with a Sac State professor to Antarctica to drill into coral secrets! “Antarctic Corals: Can They Reveal Oceanic Secrets from the Past?” Science Night Live with the WOW Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. World of Wonders Science Museum 2 North … Continue reading Lodi “Science Night Live” Evening Sails with @SacState for Antarctica Corals on July 1st