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Why We Sleep - Part One Summary

In part one, “This Thing Called Sleep,” Dr. Walker highlights sleep as a biological necessity and introduces us to basic sleep physiology. Inherently, we all know the importance of sleep but many of us do not know the true extent to which skimping on sleep or poor quality sleep affects our lives. Poor sleep is connected to complex health issues like weight gain as well as more obvious dangers such as traffic fatalities caused by driving while sleepy.

October Newsletter

We're excited to share our Fall Quarter line up, which starts with our Kick-Off Social! Read on to find out more, and please share widely with your networks.

Fall Kick-Off Social

We're 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. Packaged snacks and drinks will be provided. Stay tuned for an email with the date and registration information.

 

 

 

Conventional Energy

Disclaimer: This blog post discusses suicide. If you or a loved one are in need of support, please call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255.

 

June Newsletter

This summer, we're continuing book club and want your feedback to help us plan for the upcoming year! Read on to find out more, and please share widely with your networks.

Science Book Club

We're reading In Search of Schrödinger's Cat by John Gribbin for our virtual summer book club. We encourage you to shop locally and pick up your book at The Avid Reader in downtown Davis. The first meeting is Tuesday July 6th at 6:00pm.

Driving Impact Through Art and Science

Many of us appreciate wondrous scientific discoveries, pushing the boundaries of our knowledge and unlocking the secrets to our world. Many of us also appreciate beautiful prose, illustrations, sculptures and other artistic creations, capturing our imagination. In both cases, the world gains something new — a new idea, a new way to think about the world, or maybe some new inspiration for your own work. 

 

So why do we often portray art and science as opposite ends of a spectrum? Why do people consider themselves an “art person” versus a “science person?” 

 

May Newsletter

Science Says is wrapping up the spring quarter with events featuring scientists from the California Academy of Sciences and the Animation Lab at University of Utah. Read on to find out more, and please share widely with your networks.

Science Book Club

We're reading The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee for this winter-spring book club. The LAST meeting is Wednesday May 19th at 6:00pm.

To learn more and get on the email list, check out the link below.

Pedagogy in the Post-Pandemic Classroom with Jeff Hescox

Depending on your experience, you might have felt your early education was a little lackluster. Or, you may have excelled. The pre-pandemic K-12 classroom was organized such that teachers shared information and students were expected to retain it. In addition, teachers “taught to the test,” meaning that educators built their curriculum around standardized tests. These tests were designed to evaluate a school to help determine funding budgets.