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CCST Spotlight Newsletter, August 3, 2017

In this issue: CCST at the NCSL Legislative Summit in Boston; Save the Date: Solar Eclipse Capitol Watch Party; A PhD Scientist Learns California's Legislative Calendar; CCST Science Fellow Lends Hand, Heart to LGBTQ Network; CCST Hosts Community College Makerspaces Symposium on August 18th; UC Davis and UC Berkeley Welcome New Chancellors; Outstanding Teaching Award for CalTAC Alumna Katie Ward; Director's Message: "Expertise and Experience Make Good Advice"

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August 3, 2017 Spotlight Newsletter

CCST Welcomes New Council Members

By M. DANIEL DECILLIS

With the beginning of 2017, the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) has welcomed six new members, including experts from a wide range of California institutions.

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New Council members

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CalTAC: The California Teacher Advisory Council

CCST created a group of 12 outstanding K-14 science and math classroom teachers from throughout California to form CalTAC. This body has provided a voice for STEM educators to discuss trends and policies facing science, technology, engineering, and math education in California, and interface with the State policymaking community.

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CalTAC

CCST S&T Policy Fellows: Science and Technology Informing Policy

Each year, CCST trains and mentors 10 scientists and engineers in the policymaking process, then places them alongside staffers in California Assembly and Senate offices. Known in the State Capitol as "the Science Fellows", these PhD-level experts experience a year of public service and leadership training, and get the chance to explore a career in California’s policy arena. At the same time, the State Legislature benefits from access to highly skilled, sciencesavvy staff to advise them on legislative issues and priorities.

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S&T Policy Fellows

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