Bat specialist draws record attendance at Davis Science Café

Rachael Long presented her talk “How Bats Protect California’s Billion-Dollar Walnut Crop” at the G Street Wunderbar at the Davis Science Café this past Wednesday, June 10th. Long, a Farm Advisor for the University of California Cooperative Extension, said that California has 25 or 26 different bat species—the number varies depending on the year andContinue reading “Bat specialist draws record attendance at Davis Science Café”


Capital Science Communicators adds James Eldred as student journalist for summer 2015

Name: James Eldred Title: Student Journalist Affiliation: Capital Science Communicators; Abilene Christian University Website: Twitter: @IrrelevPenguin This summer, Capital Science Communicators is welcoming its first-ever student journalist assistant. James Eldred will be reporting on local science communications events, writing personality profiles of local science communicators, and enhancing CapSciComm community resources, including compiling a directory of public information officers working locallyContinue reading “Capital Science Communicators adds James Eldred as student journalist for summer 2015”

“Infested” author presents bed bug book at UC Davis

Author Brooke Borel gave a presentation and fielded questions on her book Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World in the UC Davis Memorial Union this past Thursday, June 4th. Borel, a freelance science writer based in New York City and a contributing editor for Popular Science, said sheContinue reading ““Infested” author presents bed bug book at UC Davis”

Museum’s ‘Science Night Live’ Livens Up Downtown Lodi

Months in the planning, the World of Wonders Science Museum in Lodi at last debuted its new science café series on Wednesday, November 5th. The premiere of “Science Night Live” drew a healthy attendance—all eager to learn about the science of organic chemistry. “So what is organic chemistry? Can anyone take a guess?” asked Dr. Jared Shaw, theContinue reading “Museum’s ‘Science Night Live’ Livens Up Downtown Lodi”

CapSciComm Clippings 2013.11.27

Noteworthy bits from CapScicomm colleagues and recent CapSciComm tweets: Seattle-based science communicator and #scioLang organizer Ivan Fernando Gonzalez is in town on Friday, November 29. CapSciComm colleague Jose Gonzalez is hosting a mini-meetup at Temple Coffee (2829 S St, Sacramento, CA 95816) at 2 p.m. [@JoseBilingue] Our colleagues at the Northern California Science Writers Association will have their annual holidayContinue reading “CapSciComm Clippings 2013.11.27”

CapSciComm Clippings 2013.10.30

Noteworthy bits from CapScicomm colleagues and tweets: The National Association of Science Writers annual conference is this weekend. Use hashtag #sciwri13 to following the conference chatter on Twitter… UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies is seeking a senior director of communications… NPR science reporter Joe Palca will speak at a free event at UC Davis,Continue reading “CapSciComm Clippings 2013.10.30”