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CCST introduces expanded class of 2020 CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows, now placed in the Legislative and Executive Branch
Interested in becoming a CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellow? CCST is currently accepting applications for the 2021 class year until March 1st. SACRAMENTO, CA—We are proud to introduce the 2020 Class of CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows — a program that trains scientists and engineers for careers in public policy, while helping to equip California’s decision […]
CCST to participate in three sessions at NCSE 2020 conference in Washington DC
The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) will be participating in two panels and one workshop at the 2020 National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) annual conference January 6–9, in Washington, D.C. The Annual Conference brings together a diverse community of experts for an enriching opportunity to collaborate on exciting projects, share […]
CCST Seeking Expert Nominations for Wildfire Study
CCST has received funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (Moore Foundation) to produce a peer-reviewed report on the costs and losses of wildfires in California. The report will identify key questions of interest to decision makers and will conduct a literature review of existing datasets and studies that enumerate costs of wildfire management […]
Now Open: Applications for CCST’s Science & Technology Policy Fellowship in Sacramento
The CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship application is now open.
CCST is seeking PhD scientists and engineers for a year of public service and government leadership training in the California State Legislature AND California state agencies. SACRAMENTO, Calif. | CONTACT: Jeffery Song The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is now accepting applications for the 2021 Class of our CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows. Completed applications are due by 11:59 […]
Applications Now Open for CCST’s Science Translators Showcase
Calling California Grad Students and Postdocs: Apply for CCST’s Science Translators Showcase! SACRAMENTO, CA | November 12, 2019 Contact: Jeffery Song, [email protected]; Office: (916) 492-0996 The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is excited to seek graduate students, postdocs, and early-career faculty in California for the CCST Science Translators Showcase, held as part of our 2020 Science […]
An Astrophysicist in the Legislature
About Sydney Sydney Chamberlin is a 2019 CCST Science Fellow. Sydney received a PhD in Physics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In her research, she contributed to the first detections of gravitational waves, tiny cosmic ripples that carry vital information about the contents and evolution of the universe. She most recently served as a postdoctoral […]
VIDEO: CCST Science Fellows Program Webinar 2019
Have questions about the CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellowship? Watch the recent webinar with current CCST Science Fellows and Alumni, who discuss their fellowship year and their career experience after the Fellowship. The application portal opens on December 1st, 2019 and applications are due February 28, 2020. The fellowship begins in Sacramento in November […]
CCST Hosts Expert Briefing on Woody Biomass from Wildfire Mitigation
 SACRAMENTO, CA—On September 19, 2019, CCST hosted a CCST Expert Briefing at the California State Capitol on the Beneficial Uses of Woody Biomass from Wildfire Mitigation, in partnership with the Office of Senator Brian Dahle. It is the fourth in a series on wildfires that CCST has hosted. The panel featured experts Kevin Fingerman from Humboldt State […]
CCST to Host Expert Briefing on the Beneficial Uses of Woody Biomass from Wildfire Mitigation
RSVP HERE Thurs. Sept 19th 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Capitol Room 3191 Beneficial Uses of Woody Biomass from Wildfire Mitigation Efforts in California Join CCST for a discussion with a team of experts from CSU Humboldt, the Joint BioEnergy Institute, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CalFire, and Cal EPA who are studying ways to improve the utility […]
CCST to Host Webinar with Current Science Fellows & Alumni for Fellowship Discussion
REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR Thursday 9/26 12pm – 1pm PDT Please join CCST for this informational webinar about the CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellowship. The webinar will provide an introduction to the CCST Science Fellows program and answer questions about the application process and requirements. Current CCST Science Fellows and Alumni will be on […]
Photo Gallery: 2019 SLAC Visit
On July 31, CCST toured SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, one of CCST’s federal labs partners leading cutting-edge research in California. Several Board and Council Members attended, alongside members from our federal labs partners, legislative and governmental staff, and current CCST Science Fellows. Front Row: Jim Sweeney, Council Chair (Stanford) Linda Dairiki Shortliffe, Council Member (Stanford) […]
California Wildfires: Lessons from Field Work in Baja California, Mexico
The 2017 and 2018 wildfire seasons in California were the most destructive on record raising a number of complex policy issues across a wide range of topics. I recently had the opportunity to learn about one of these major areas—forest management practices—firsthand by spending a week in Baja California, Mexico with UC Berkeley’s Dr. Scott […]
Update: CCST Expert Briefing discusses Evidence-based Forest Management Strategies for Improved Wildfire Resilience
Update (6/6/2019): A video recording of the briefing and the one pager are now available on our Expert Briefings page. More information from the briefing can be found by following #CCSTBriefing on Twitter.     Thursday, June 6th, 2019 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Attend In Person: California State Capitol, Room 437 Presented in partnership […]
Announcing CCST’s New Executive Director!
SACRAMENTO, CA – After completing a nationwide search, the Board of Directors of the California Council on Science & Technology (CCST) has named Amber Mace, PhD, as the organization’s new Executive Director. “Amber brings an uncommon breadth of experience, a trusted leadership style, and an ambitious but pragmatic vision to this critical position,” said Board […]
CCST Expert Briefing to Discuss the Environmental Impacts of Wildfires in California Thursday at State Capitol
The latest in CCST’s Expert Briefing Series brings together researchers to discuss the environmental impacts of wildfires. Sacramento, Calif. | April 3, 2019 | CONTACT: Sarah Brady, [email protected] The California Council on Science & Technology (CCST), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization established via the California State Legislature to provide science and technology information on policy relevant issues, is […]
California Council on Science & Technology Seeks Executive Director
The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) seeks an Executive Director to lead the organization in fulfilling its mission supporting policy and decision-making in California regarding science and technology issues.  The position will be located in Sacramento together with a staff of 12 full- and part-time employees.  The Executive Director, who serves as an […]
CCST S&T Week 2019 – Science Translators Showcase (Photo Gallery)
CCST’s weeklong series of events celebrating ‘Science At Your Service’ included the 2019 California Science Translators Showcase, organized in partnership with Assemblymember Medina. The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization established via the California State Legislature to inform state leaders, celebrated 2019 Science & Technology Week with a series of events at […]
Update: Deadline Extended – CCST Seeks Outside Expertise to Evaluate Fellowship Program
California Council on Science & Technology looking for outside expertise to evaluate the impact of the CCST Science Fellows Program SACRAMENTO, Calif. | February 15, 2019 | CONTACT: Teresa Feo, Program Associate, [email protected]
, (916) 492-0996 An initiative of the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) since 2009, the CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellowship program (CCST […]
CCST Science & Technology Week 2019 – Photo Gallery
CCST’s weeklong series of events celebrating ‘Science At Your Service’ kicked off with a reception announcing the ‘Science in Public Service Award’ recipient Assemblymember Bill Quirk. The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization established via the California State Legislature to inform state leaders, celebrated 2019 Science & Technology Week with a series […]
CCST Kicks Off “Science & Technology Week” 2019 with “CCST Leadership Awards” at Reception
CCST’s weeklong series of events celebrating ‘Science At Your Service’ begins with a reception tonight announcing the ‘Science in Public Service Award’ recipient Assemblymember Bill Quirk. SACRAMENTO, Calif. | February 4, 2018 | CONTACT: Sarah Brady, [email protected] The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization established via the California State Legislature to serve state […]
CCST Welcomes the 2019 Science Fellows
Ten PhD scientists have taken the leap from the lab bench, field station, and computer desk to explore a year of public service and government leadership training in Sacramento, working as legislative staff in the California State Legislature in 2019. We are proud to introduce to you the 2019 Class of our CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship — a program […]