CCST Newsroom

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 […]
Now Open: Applications for CCST’s Science & Technology Policy Fellowship in Sacramento
CCST is seeking PhD scientists and engineers for a year of public service and government leadership training in the California State Legislature. SACRAMENTO, Calif. | CONTACT: Annie Morgan, [email protected] The California Council on Science and Technology is now accepting applications for the 2020 Class of our CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship. Completed applications are due by February 28th, 2019. […]
Calling California Grad Students and Postdocs: Apply for CCST’s California Science Translators Showcase!
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  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 2019 Science & Technology Week at the California State Capitol! The chosen presenters will get a chance to explain their research to legislative […]
The California Council on Science and Technology Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Its Establishment Via the California State Legislature
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The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its establishment (#CCST30th) via California State Assembly Concurrent Resolution 162 – which was introduced by then-Assemblymember Sam Farr with support by then-State Senator John Garamendi, and officially filed on September 15, 1988. “What makes California a global leader is our drive for ingenuity and our […]
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
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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. Hosted in partnership with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the University of California Office […]
Climate Science Explained Clearly: “Translators Showcase” to Connect California Grad Students with Delegates of Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco
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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. The “CCST Climate Science Translators Showcase” will take place on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, in conjunction with the Global Climate Action Summit’s Science […]
Peter F. Cowhey, Dean of UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy, Appointed Chair of Board of Directors of the California Council on Science and Technology
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Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of its creation via the California State Legislature, the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is honoring two distinguished leaders, one succeeding the other as Chair of CCST’s Board of Directors – which provides strategic vision and direction governing CCST as a nonpartisan nonprofit organization. Peter F. Cowhey PhD, […]
CCST and California Community Colleges Welcome Makerspace Education Leaders to ISAM 2018 at Stanford
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The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) joins with the California Community Colleges CCC Maker program in welcoming the 2018 International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces (ISAM) to Stanford University, California, this August 3-5 (isam2018.hemi-makers.org). The CCC Maker and CCST delegation will present three case studies at the conference. The first will discuss leadership and […]
CCST Senior Fellow Burton Richter, Nobel Laureate, Dies
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Burton Richter, PhD, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) Senior Fellow, died in Stanford on July 18. He was 87. “Burt was a member in good standing of that highly select group of California physicists who revolutionized our understanding of the basic forces of physics in the 20th Century,” […]
UCSF’s Bruce Alberts Retires from CCST Board of Directors
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Bruce Alberts PhD, a nationally renowned biochemist and vocal supporter of science and technology education, is retiring from the Board of Directors of the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) after twelve years of service. “Who, among California Scientists, can approach Bruce Alberts?” said CCST Board Chair Charles F. Kennel PhD. “Who else has combined world […]
CCST Welcomes UC Davis Distinguished Professor Alexandra Navrotsky and UCLA Chancellor Emeritus Albert Carnesale to Board of Directors
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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 […]
Calling California Grad Students and Postdocs: Apply for the CCST Climate Science Translators Showcase!
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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. The invited presenters will partake in an evening of science policy […]
CCST Executive Director Susan Hackwood Retires, with Amber Mace Appointed Interim Executive Director
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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. “It has been a wonderful experience to interact with California’s top scientific talent and allow CCST to highlight and amplify their expertise and contributions to society,” […]