Hosted by Nicole Soltis and Bobby Castagna


The Sacramento Grid finally has its own science café series! Debuting in September 2016, Sac Science Distilled was created by Sacramento scicomm leaders Bobby Castagna and Nicole Soltis, with Don Gibson and Jenna Savage. The series is supported by the Powerhouse Science Center and Science Says and promoted by CapSciComm. Learn more about the concepts behind the series here.

Sac Science Distilled is currently held at Old Ironsides on the Sacramento Grid on the third Wednesday of each month. It is free to the public and is a 21+ event.

Press: Sacramento Bee – 09.19.16


  • May 17th: TBD with Dr. Sean Fogarty and Dr. Sara Freeman of UC Davis Psychology (Facebook Event | Poster | CapSciComm Promo)
  • April 19th: “Local Ecology: Ringtails in the Sutter Buttes” with Prof. David Wyatt of Sacramento City College Biology (Facebook Event | Poster | CapSciComm Promo)
  • March 15th: “The Hidden World of Parasites” with Dr. Lauren Camp of UC Davis Entomology & Nematology and Hung Doan of UC Davis Plant Pathology (Facebook Event | Poster | CapSciComm Promo)
  • February 15th: “HIV Microbiology: Immunity and Vaccines” with Dr. Brenna Kiniry and Dr. Lauren Hirao of UC Davis Microbiology (Facebook Event | Poster | CapSciComm Promo)
  • January 18th: “Chemical Tinker Toys: How to Build Useful Molecules” with Professor Jared Shaw and Professor Annaliese Franz of UC Davis Chemistry (Facebook Event | Poster | CapSciComm Promo)