We are so excited to host an in-person outdoors meetup on Wednesday, August 18th from 5-7pm PDT at Central Park in Davis! This is during the Davis Farmer’s Market (3-6pm), so there will be food trucks and beverages for purchase.
Elections for the CapSciComm executive board will be taking place soon, and we would love to answer any questions that potential candidates may have. If you are at all considering running for a position, this is a great chance to chat with current board members! As a reminder, information about the six board positions can be found here, and you can fill out your candidacy nomination here.
We can’t wait to see you all in person again, and hope to catch up with old and new friends!
The field of science communication is constantly changing. In her new book “Getting to the Heart of Science Communication: A Guide to Effective Engagement,” author and science communicator Faith Kearns addresses issues that science communicators have faced or may, and what the future of the field should look like.
CapSciComm will be hosting a guided conversation and Q&A with Faith on Thursday, June 10 at 5:30pm PDT. You are not required to have read the book (but you will probably want to after!). Come join us for conversation, ask some questions, and gain some knowledge on the ever-changing field of science communication!
Have a science communications project you’ve been thinking about for a bit? Maybe you want to start a YouTube channel, write an article as a freelancer, present scientific data to your community in a fun and effective way? Come share your ideas with your peers at CapSciComm!
We will be hosting a networking social on Tuesday, May 25 from 12-1pm PDT for you to pitch your scicomm dreams to other science communicators and get feedback and advice. Maybe you’ll might someone who can help you bring your dreams to reality!
All are welcome and we would love for you to join in the discussion, whether you have an idea to share or not! Please register for the Zoom meeting here!
You’re invited! Capscicomm turns 8 years old on April 12, 2021, and we want to celebrate with our community. Please join us for a virtual birthday party on Thursday, April 22 at 7-9pm PST via Zoom! We will be hosting “8”-themed trivia, featuring questions about arachnids, cephalopods, lunar phases, and more. There will also be breakout rooms for networking, meeting, and catching up with other science communication enthusiasts in the Capital region.
Everyone is welcome, and we would love to see all of you! Please register at the link here. Capscicomm would not be what it is today without the support of each and every one of our members. This is a celebration for the whole community and everything we have achieved over the past 8 years!
CapSciComm invites you to join us for our second installment of Five Minute Science, on Wednesday March 17, from 12-1pm PST! The theme is “How Do We Know…?” Speakers will give a succinct talk on a scientific topic, the results of which may be considered common knowledge, but the discovery of which may not be. This is an excellent opportunity to practice your scicomm skills in a relaxed environment among your peers. Whether you want to share a five-minute talk and receive feedback or join in to watch, we welcome everyone!
Our Vice-President, Cory Warshaw, has offered to be a resource to all of our participants. Cory has coached 100+ speakers to give TEDx talks, and is a great resource for any aspiring science communicator. (Expect an email from him after signup)!
We had a lot of fun watching My Octopus Teacher with you all, so we’re keeping the movie night train going! On Thursday, February 4 at 7pm, we will host a viewing of Behind the Curve, a film that documents the flat-Earth movement and those who believe in this fallacious theory.
We hope you can take a couple hours to unwind from stressful news events and busy work weeks to enjoy a film with fellow scicomm enthusiasts. All are welcome, and no Netflix membership is necessary – we will stream the film for everyone! Please register here, and we can’t wait to see you all!
Hey everyone! To celebrate the holiday season, we’ll be getting together for a big (virtual) celebration on Tuesday, December 29 from 7-9pm PST. Come join in the festivities with fellow scientists, journalists, students, policy makers, and other communicators as we close 2020 with a celebration with something for everyone!
We’ll facilitate activities throughout the night! Bring along your favorite piece of SciComm from 2020, whether it’s an article, podcast, or video, for a roundup of the best of the year. Our president Allie will give a holiday-themed lichen presentation, and we will relive the childhood moment of creating paper snowflakes, so bring along some paper and scissors!
Please register in advance for the Zoom meeting here. All are welcome, and we can’t wait to see you there!
CapSciComm presents our first ever “Five-Minute Science,” on Tuesday, December 8 from 7-9pm PST. This is your chance to practice your public speaking skills in a relaxed environment of your peers. For our inaugural event, our theme will be “History of Discovery”. Your task is to craft a brief talk on the personal struggle of any scientific discovery of your choosing. Explain what the finding is, its importance, and be sure to make it compelling. You can choose a well known topic like DNA or something obscure, just be sure to tell us a good story.
Our Vice-President, Cory Warshaw, has offered to be a resource to all of our participants. Cory has coached 100+ speakers to give TEDx talks, and is a great resource for any aspiring science communicator. (Expect an email from him after signup) Good Luck!
Tired of thinking about and living through a pandemic in the human world? Wish you were swimming in the ocean with an octopus buddy? Now you can pretend you are for an hour and a half with CapSciComm! On Sunday, November 22 at 7pmPST, join us for a virtual viewing of My Octopus Teacher, a documentary which follows the unusual friendship of a filmmaker and an octopus in a South African kelp forest.
If you have a Netflix account, we encourage you to download the Chrome extension Teleparty (formerly Netflix Party) to watch in sync on Sunday evening. If you do not have access to a Netflix account, we can share the movie through the Zoom meeting, but the quality may be slightly lower.
Please register ahead of time here. All ages and people are welcome, and we look forward to seeing you! Feel free to reach out with any questions!
Hello science communicators! We are pleased to present and facilitate an online social on Tuesday, October 20 from 7-9pm PDT. This will be an awesome opportunity to get to know the new Executive Board and network with fellow scientists, students, writers, policy makers, and journalists!
Our theme during this social will be discussing the new CapSciComm committees. Committees are an opportunity for CapSciComm members to volunteer their time to a specific function or mission of the organization. Are you in the field of science policy and want to help connect others in the Capitol region? Are you interested in helping to set up a mentorship program? Passionate about science journalism? These committees offer members a chance to have a lasting impact on CapSciComm and the science communications community in the Capitol region.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Whether you are already a member or just curious about CapSciComm, we would love to see you on October 20!