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Photos from the CCST 30th Anniversary Celebration

On September 11, 2018 CCST hosted a VIP reception in commemoration of its 30th anniversary. The gathering reinforced CCST’s mission to engage leading science and technology experts to advise State decisionmakers, including the impact of our CCST Science Fellows.

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Photo Gallery for the 30th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrating Science Informing Policy: CCST to Partner with Governor's Office of Planning and Research for 'Science and Education' Evening at Global Climate Action Summit

As the state-created science advisory body to the California government, the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is proud to join with the Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) in presenting the "Science and Education Celebration" at #GCAS2018.

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Global Climate Action Summit 2018

Climate Science Explained Clearly: "Translators Showcase" to Connect California Grad Students with Delegates of Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco

The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is bringing 12 talented graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to #GCAS2018 to practice a crucial skill: translating climate science for policymakers and decision makers.

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GCAS 2018

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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