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Register Now: Virtual CCST Expert Briefing on Blue Carbon Sequestration
REGISTER NOW   Blue Carbon Sequestration Along California’s Coast Wed. Dec. 9th 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (PST) Join us for a Zoom discussion, in partnership with the California Ocean Science Trust and the Office of Assemblymember Mark Stone, on the role of blue carbon sequestration in coastal habitats in meeting the State’s carbon neutrality […]
CCST Report Assesses the Costs of Wildfire in California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) has issued the report, “The Costs of Wildfire in California: An Independent Review of Scientific and Technical Information,” along with an executive summary and one pager. All are available for download at this link: https://ccst.us/reports/the-costs-of-wildfire-in-california-2/. A virtual CCST Expert Briefing for […]
Register: CCST Report Release, “The Costs of Wildfire in California”
  Update (10/29/20): The report is now available to download: https://ccst.us/reports/the-costs-of-wildfire-in-california-2/ A Virtual CCST Report Release Briefing: The Costs of Wildfire in California Thursday, Oct. 29 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM (Pacific) REGISTER Join CCST for a release and overview of our latest report, “The Costs of Wildfire in California: An Independent Review of Scientific and Technical Information.” […]
Watch: CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Informational Webinar
WATCH NOW Now available to watch. Join CCST, current Fellows, and Alumni for an informational webinar and Q&A session on the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship. Applications for the 2022 class open Dec. 1st, 2020. Each year the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows program recruits a cohort of fifteen PhD scientists and engineers […]
Register Now: CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Informational Webinar
Graphic with details on the upcoming CCST Science Fellows webinar on 10/15
REGISTER NOW Each year the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows program recruits a cohort of fifteen PhD scientists and engineers for a year of public service and leadership training within the California State Legislature and Executive Branch. In this webinar, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the CCST Science Fellows program and how […]
Register Now: Virtual CCST Expert Briefing on Digital Contact Tracing
  REGISTER NOW Digital Contact Tracing to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 Mon. Sep. 14 12pm – 1pm WHAT is digital contact tracing? HOW does it fit into California’s response? WHAT about security, privacy, and equity?   Join us for a Zoom discussion moderated by: Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin   Featuring: Dan Boneh Stanford, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering Brandie […]
CCST Seeking Wildfire Experts for Peer Review — Nominations Due Aug. 18th
  Following our earlier call for expertise regarding the CCST study now underway on costs and losses related to wildfires in California, CCST is currently seeking experts to evaluate the report, which characterizes the economic costs and losses that could be considered in a comprehensive accounting of wildfire economic impacts on the state of California. CCST […]
Sharing My Ecology Research with California Legislators
William Ota at the 2020 Science Translators Showcase, Title Card
William Ota is a graduate student at UC Riverside in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology in the lab of Professor Kurt Anderson and is the Government Relations Committee Chair of UC Riverside’s Center for Science to Policy (S2P). William was a participant in the 2020 CCST Science Translators Showcase, held in the Governor’s Office Council […]
An update on our organizational action plan to promote equity and counter racism
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Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. David McAtee. Rayshard Brooks. Their killings have brought viscerally to light again the continued racism and violence toward Black people. Over the past month, we have been reflecting as an organization and as members of our communities to identify what actions we can take to promote equity and counter racism. My CCST […]
Q&A: My Public Health Placement in the Time of COVID-19
Ken McCullough Blog Q&A
Ken McCullough is currently a 2020 CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellow, part of the first class to include Executive Branch placements. Ken received a PhD in Neuroscience from Emory University. Raised in Arizona, Ken studied the neurobiology of fear and PTSD for his dissertation, then chronic stress, depression and sleep at Harvard. He received […]
NEW DATE: Virtual CCST Expert Briefing on Carbon Sequestration
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  Update 6/25: Video and one pager now available. Natural Pathways for Carbon Sequestration in California Wed. June 24th 2pm – 3pm Join us for a virtual CCST Expert Briefing with a panel of experts including Patty Oikawa (CSU East Bay), Rob Jackson (Stanford), Matthew Potts (UC Berkeley), and Asmeret Berhe (UC Merced) who will […]
POSTPONED: Virtual CCST Expert Briefing on Carbon Sequestration
Natural Carbon Flyer Delayed
Update June 9: In recognition of and to support the grassroots academic movement to #ShutDownSTEM, #ShutDownAcademia, and #Strike4BlackLives on June 10th, CCST has postponed the planned virtual CCST Expert Briefing on Natural Pathways for Carbon Sequestration. The #shutdownSTEM movement calls on those in the academic and STEM communities to stop doing “business as usual” and […]
Measuring the Sierra Snowpack to Predict Water Availability for California
Rae Eaton Snow Survey Blog
Rae Eaton is currently a CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellow placed in the California Natural Resources Agency. She received a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Washington, where she researched and developed new tools for scientists studying human diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Rae also holds BAs in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Oberlin College. […]
Taking my Remote Sensing Research to the California State Capitol: My Experience at the 2020 CCST Science Translators Showcase
Krista West: My Experience at the 2020 CCST Science Translators Showcase
Krista West is a first-year San Diego State University/University of California, Santa Barbara Joint Doctoral Program (SDSU/UCSB JDP) student. She earned her B.A. in Geography (and minor in Geological Sciences) from UCSB, and her M.S. in Remote Sensing Intelligence from the Naval Postgraduate School. After about a decade working in the remote sensing community for the […]
2019 Annual Report
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Download our 2019 Annual Report (PDF).   Message from the CCST Board Chair As we continue to evolve the organization and innovate our approach, I’m proud of CCST’s increasing ability to engage its network of experts and deliver actionable science advice to California decision makers. For example, as California faces larger and more destructive wildfires, […]
An update from CCST regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)
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March 18, 2020 | Sacramento, CA Good afternoon, I hope you, your families, friends, and colleagues are doing well in these challenging times. At CCST we are paying close attention to the guidelines and directives coming from our local and State leaders in response to the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 situation. Last week, our Sacramento-based office began […]
PHOTOS: Scenes from CCST Science & Technology Week 2020
S&T Week Reception
CCST’s week-long series of events, this year celebrating ‘Science At Your Service: Achieving California’s Carbon Neutrality Goals,’ began with a reception honoring our Science in Public Service Award recipients and continued with the CCST Science Translators Showcase, the CCST Leadership Roundtable, and two CCST Expert Briefings. SACRAMENTO, Calif. | February 21, 2020 CCST S&T Week […]
CCST Science Fellows Alumni Publish Career Guide for Science Policy
Science Policy Career Guide
DOWNLOAD THE CAREER GUIDE A Career Guide for Science Policy was developed by CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows alumni, including Sydney Chamberlin, Julianne McCall, and John Thompson. The career guide can be downloaded here. CCST is attending the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting in Seattle, where we organized two events for attendees in conjunction with […]
UPDATE: CCST at 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting in Seattle: Expert Wildfire Panel, Career Workshop with Career Guide
CCST at AAAS 2020
UPDATE 2/15: A Career Guide for Science Policy was developed by CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows alumni and can be downloaded here. CCST is attending the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting in Seattle, where they are organizing two events for attendees in conjunction with our partners and the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellow alumni. […]
MARCH 1st: Applications Due for CCST’s Science & Technology Policy Fellowship in Sacramento
CCST Science Fellows Less than One Month
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 Executive Branch. SACRAMENTO, Calif. The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is accepting applications for the 2021 Class of our CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows. Completed applications are due by 11:59 pm PST on March […]
CCST Science Translators Showcase to Connect California Grad Students and Postdocs with Members, Staff
Science Translators Collage Social
This CCST event will feature 16 graduate researchers and postdocs from UC, CSU campuses, LBNL, NASA Ames, and Caltech as part of CCST’s Science & Technology Week, on Wednesday, February 5th. SACRAMENTO, Calif. | February 5, 2020 The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) has invited 16 talented graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to […]