CCST Releases Volumes II and III of Well Stimulation Project
On July 9, 2015, CCST released the final volumes of "An Independent Scientific Assessment of
Well Stimulation in California". Volume II assesses the potential impacts of WST with respect to water, air quality, and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as induced seismicity, ecology, traffic and noise.
Volume III presents case studies to assess environmental issues and qualitative hazards for specific geographically regions. A public webinar about the study will also be held on July 9,
UCSB Named West Coast Center for National Photonics Institute
The University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) has been named as the West Coast hub for a major public-private consortium dedicated to advancing research and manufacturing of integrated photonic technology. The announcement caps a distinguished history at UCSB of research in this potentially transformational technology.
CalTAC was formed in 2005 as a means for bringing real world classroom experience - the wisdom
of practice - to policy makers and others whose decisions affect the quality of science and math
education in California schools. Made up of a carefully selected group of award winning, highly
accomplished teachers from across the state, CalTAC has been working to provide greater
opportunities for students to engage in the STEM disciplines as well as to improve their academic
CCST S&T Policy Fellows: Science and Technology Informing Policy
In 2009, CCST launched a program to embed scientists directly in the California state
legislature. Ten young PhDs scientists were awarded fellowships in a variety of committee and
legislator offices in Sacramento. Five years later, this pilot program has been declared a success
and extended. Our Fellows are in high demand in Sacramento, and their contributions have been
praised year after year on the floor of the California Assembly and Senate.