April Newsletter

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April Newsletter

We hope you're staying safe and well during these unprecedented times. The Science Says team is here to support you, and we are working hard to keep you up to date on ways to keep practicing your science communication.

Workshop adWorkshop from home!

Our last in-person event of the academic year was our Science Storytelling workshop in March. Don't worry if you missed it! The resources to walk yourself through the workshop are linked in our blog. You can download the PDF and work on your short "elevator pitch" of your research.

Workshop Link

Event flyerImprov for Science Recap

Back in February, Science Says brought Lucas Hatton in to teach us about how to use improvisational theater techniques to improve our science communication. Read our recap of this fun event! 

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Science Says presents: Posters in the ParkPosters in the Park

What: A poster session for the public.

Who: Free and open to everyone.

Where: Location TBD, but will be an open, high-trafficked public park in Davis.

When: Postponed COVID-19 date will be a Saturday in mid-late October. ***Original date was Saturday June 6th, 2020

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War on Science book coverBook Club

Our spring book club has been placed on hiatus until the fall. We will pick up once again with The War on Science by Shawn Otto. To learn more and get on the email list, check out the link below.

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Sharing SciComm Projects

Do you have a cool science communication project you'd like to share? Are you interested in trying blog writing? Email us at davissciencesays@gmail.com 

Check out this podcast by Science Says member and Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy communication intern Emily Steliotes! She and her co-host, Noah, engage people in intellectual discussion about our food system and empower them to make more sustainable food choices.

Evolution Eats Podcast

Resources, Opportunities, and Virtual Events

Let us know if you hear about any resources or opportunities that our group may be interested in! davissciencesays@gmail.com

communication picsVirtual Workshop

How to Explain your Research to the Public: Informal Science Communication

Thurs, April 23, 2020

9:30 AM- 12:30 AM PDT

Tools and strategies to confidently communicate complex scientific ideas about your research to the public. Sponsored by the Grad Pathways Institute and Professors for the Future (Graduate Studies), and Portal to the Public.



CapSciComm pinsVirtual Trivia

CapSciComm is hosting live virtual (science-themed) trivia every Tuesday night at 7:00. Follow them on Twitter @CapSciComm to find out how to join, or check their website.




SciComm Resources

Check out this thread in the Plantae community for a collection of online science communication resources. 



Fellowship Opportunity

$70K IIFH Innovator Fellowships now open (DUE May 15)

 A unique opportunity to join a venture capital group and gain first-hand experience on what it takes to have a successful startup.

TIMELINE: Flexible Summer/Fall 2020 start, with remote option if required.

ELIGIBILITY: Entrepreneurially minded UC Davis postdoctoral fellows and PhD students in their last 1-2 years of study are invited to join Better Ventures in Oakland or TechAccel at the Danforth Center in St. Louis to learn about the process of landscaping and vetting startups in food and agriculture, then apply that knowledge to develop and de-risk their own innovative technology, product or process at UC Davis during 2020-2021.

$70K FELLOWSHIP FUNDING: 1 year salary, tuition, travel, conference, and research expenses from the UC Davis Innovation Institute for Food and Health (IIFH)

MORE INFO: http://foodaghealth.solutions/innovator-fellowship/ 

DUE: Friday, May 15 - multiple applications welcome to any and all open opportunities. 

Innovator Fellowship Ad