"CCST is a uniquely valuable organization
because it's a gathering of great minds."
-Congressman Sam Farr
CCST is a nonpartisan, impartial, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established via Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR 162)
in 1988 by a unanimous vote of the California Legislature. It is designed to
offer expert advice to the state government and to recommend
solutions to science and technology-related policy issues. CCST
is governed by a Board of Directors composed of representatives
from its sponsoring academic institutions, from the corporate
and business community, as well as from the philanthropic community.
The CCST Board is assisted by a
larger CCST Council, an assembly of corporate CEOs, academicians,
scientists, and scholars of the highest distinction, and by the CCST
Senior Fellows, a larger group that provides advice in their areas of expertise.
seventy-eight members and fellows are also members of the National Academies, five are
Nobel laureates, eight are National Medal of Science recipients and two are recipients
of the National Medal of Technology.
"CCST performs a vital role for California... I think the state is fortunate to have such a resource at its disposal."
-Congressman Ken Calvert
The strength of CCST lies in the support
and resources provided by its sustaining institutions and affiliate
members, and in the expertise, dedication and spirit of public service
demonstrated by its Board, Council and Senior Fellows. Together, these members
are helping both the public and private sectors find answers to the
important science and technology-related issues facing California.