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September Newsletter

Welcome, new and returning members! We're excited to share some of our Fall Quarter events which starts with our Kick-Off Social in October! Read on to find out more, and please share widely with your networks.

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Meet Our Leadership Team

Come meet our 2021-2022 leadership team! We are Sydney Wyatt, Lindsey Mooney, Mary Madera, Jessica Trinh, Mishi Vachev, Andi DeRogatis, Hanna Bartram and Dr. Pam Ronald. We are excited for what we've got planned for the year!

Meet the Team!


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Fall Kick-Off Social

We are excited to welcome everyone back to a packed year of science communication events with our fall social. We will be meeting in person at a park in early to mid October. Details to follow in an upcoming email. Packaged snacks and drinks will be provided.


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Science Book Club

We've read books on physics, medicine, psychology and science policy over the last year and half! Led by Lindsey Mooney and Andi DeRogatis, this inspiring and timely bookclub will resume in early to mid October.

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Science Says Presents: Roger Hangarter

Science Says is excited to invite Roger Hangarter from Indiana University to share practical tips on how to develop an artist-scientist relationship for effective science communication. Dr. Hangarter is a Distinguished Professor and an Emmy-award-winning photographer who's work has been featured across the country. Please join us virtually on Thursday November 4th, 12-1pm PST.

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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


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Conventional Energy: Fueling Progress and Regress

In her next installment, Raisa Rahim takes a critical look at the fossil fuel industry: from unsustainable extraction practices to the social consequences of industry practices.

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Cassandra's Prophecy Revisited: A Call for Environmental Justice

Science has shown overwhelming evidence supporting anthropogenic climate change, yet it is often not at the forefront of everyone else's minds. In this upcoming series, Raisa Rahim will clarify the direct link between human action and both environmental and human impacts by taking an evidence-based and interdisciplinary perspective.

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Resources, Opportunities, and Virtual Events

Let us know if you hear about any resources or opportunities that our group may be interested in!  

UC Berkeley CLEAR Presents:

Back to the Future: How can independent local food systems compete with Big Ag?

With guest David Kaisel, Capay Mills Miller, Landrace Wheat Evangelist

David Kaisel will share his experiences with opportunities and challenges of building an economically viable market at a local/regional scale. What is required to grow, harvest and mill specialty grains in a highly industrialized grain economy? David can be found most weeks at the San Francisco or Temescal Farmers' markets, selling products made from these grains.

Thursday, September 23 at 4:30pm PST

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UC Davis Research Communications Program Presents:

Finding Your Voice: In the Classroom and Beyond

Are you nervous or tight before giving a lecture or presentation? Do you run out of breath? Do you find your self vocally strained or tight at the end of the day? An athlete wouldn’t dream of competing without warming up physically. Musicians warmup before per forming, so do actors. They warmup physically, vocally, and mentally. Yet we as professors, teachers, educators speak all day long without warming up our voices and our bodies. The Research Communications Program invites you to join Theatre and Dance Professor Eva Barnes for a workshop designed to help you warmup vocally to communicate better, increase your vocal range, and improve the sound of your voice.

Friday, October 1st, 2021 11am-12pm PST

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