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Spotlight for May 4, 2018

A Capitol Celebration of 'Science at Your Service'; Remarks, Resolution Commemorate CCST 30th Anniversary; Caltech Nobel Laureates Recognized on Senate, Assembly Floor; CCST Hosts Graduate and Postdoc 'Science Translators' for Capitol Showcase; Governor Brown Meets with Directors of NASA and DOE Labs; Legislative, Agency Leaders Host Federal Labs Roundtable; New 'Field Guide' to Federal Labs Science for California State Leaders; CCST Expert Briefing Shares CCC, CSU, UC Makerspace Ideas; Capitol Meetings Help CCST Connect with Policy Priorities; Inaugural CCST Leadership Awards Unveiled at S&T Week Reception; CCST Science Fellows Reunion Rounds Up All Nine Classes!

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Spotlight May 4 2018

CCST Science Fellows are Effective Model for Bringing Science to State Government, Says Science Magazine Editorial

The CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship program was hailed as a strong and effective model for bringing sorely needed science and technology expertise to state legislatures around the country in an editorial written for Science Magazine by Mary Maxon, Associate Laboratory Director for Biosciences at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and CCST Board Member Bruce Alberts.

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Mary Maxon and Bruce Alberts

CCST Report Assesses the Long-Term Viability of Underground Natural Gas Storage in California

The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) has issued the report, “Long-Term Viability of Underground Natural Gas Storage in California: An Independent Review of Scientific and Technical Information,” along with an executive summary and a summary report. All are available for download here.

A CCST Expert Briefing for the Capitol community was held at noon on January 18. Click here for a PDF of the briefing presentation.

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Natural Gas Storage report

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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, science-savvy staff to advise them on legislative issues and priorities.

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S&T Policy Fellows

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