Sac Science Idol


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Sacramento’s First Science Competition to Crown the Best 3 Minute Science Talk

This is your chance to compete to give the best science talk in the Sacramento region. Three minutes, no slides, just a chance to share your passion about your work to a nonscientific audience.  In addition to the talk, we have a science communication workshop to improve your skills in communicating science.

Rules: Three-minute science talks based your research, work, or scientific concept in your field of expertise to a general adult audience. No PowerPoint slides allowed but handheld props are strongly encouraged, and we’ll have a whiteboard for you to sketch on. Talked will be judged based on three main categories: Charisma, Content, and Clarity. Judges will be local science communicators and journalists.

Eligibility: Any early career scientist, graduate or undergraduate student, or someone who works in a scientific field is eligible to participate. Contestants are invited to attend an optional workshop hosted by Science Says. A title of the talk and an outline or synopsis is also required through online registration.


Workshop: Saturday, 10am to 2pm July 15th at UC Davis, Big Hanna Room, Asmundson Hall

Signup Deadline: Saturday, 5pm July 15th

Competition: Wednesday, 6pm, July 19th at Streets Pub and Grub, 1804 Jst Sacramento


First Place Awards: Prime speaking slot at an upcoming Science Distilled and DNA testing kit

Second Place Award: A member of Science Says will write a blog post about your work

People’s Choice Award: Speaking slot at an upcoming Science Distilled


Train & Compete, Register Here:

This event is hosted by Sac Science Distilled, and is a co-sponsored event by Science Says, Capital Science Communicators, and Powerhouse Science Center.

For questions or more information email Don Gibson at: