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Calling California Grad Students and Postdocs: Apply for the CCST Climate Science Translators Showcase!

The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is excited to seek scientists and engineers in training for the CCST Climate Science Translators Showcase, held in conjunction with the Global Climate Action Summit hosted by Governor Jerry Brown in San Francisco in September 2018.

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Global Climate Action Summit

CCST Welcomes UC Davis Distinguished Professor Alexandra Navrotsky and UCLA Chancellor Emeritus Albert Carnesale to Board of Directors

The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) has added two distinguished scientists to its Board of Directors, which provides strategic vision and direction for CCST. The new appointees, Albert Carnesale PhD of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Alexandra Navrotsky PhD of the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) join a board of distinguished leaders from academia and industry, including those representing CCST's Sustaining Institutions and Federal Laboratory Affiliates.

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California State Capitol

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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CCST Executive Director Susan Hackwood Retires, with Amber Mace Appointed Interim Executive Director

Susan Hackwood PhD has retired as Executive Director of the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) - an organization she enthusiastically led and strategically steered for 23 years.

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California State Capitol

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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