CCST Science Fellows

Now Open: Applications for CCST’s Science & Technology Policy Fellowship in Sacramento
Class of 2018 CCST Science Fellows
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, annie@ccst.us 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. […]
Interested in #SciPol? Attend Our Webinar for Prospective CCST Science Fellows, Oct. 22nd
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Are you a scientist or engineer seeking career training in the public policy realm? Want to gain real-world experience working with leaders in the California state government? Then join us on October 22nd to learn about our CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship: CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Virtual Info Session Monday, October 22nd, 2018 12:00 p.m. to […]
CCST Science Fellows in Training: Making the Transition from Science to Policy
Teresa Feo, PhD,is a member of the 2018 Class of CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows. Feo received a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Yale University, a BA in Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley, and she most recently completed a research fellowship at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Feo’s fellowship placement […]
From Ecology to Science Policy: Learn About the CCST Science Fellows Program at #ESA2018 This August
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With the fifth largest economy in the world and nearly 40 million residents, California’s policies often have rippling effects far beyond its state borders, especially in the realms of environment, energy, and technology. So what’s it like being an ecologist-turned-policy staffer wading into the dynamic ecosystem that is the California state government? If you’re a […]
Calling California Grad Students and Postdocs: Apply for the CCST Climate Science Translators Showcase!
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. | CONTACT: Ben Landis, ben@ccst.us | Download This Announcement (PDF) 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 […]
CCST Science Fellows in Training: Finding My Place in the Diverse Dynamism of California Policy
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Dylan Chapple, PhD, is a member of the 2018 Class of CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows. Chapple received a PhD in Environmental Science, Policy and Management from UC Berkeley, a BA in Environmental Studies at UC Santa Cruz, and he most recently worked for the nonprofit Point Blue Conservation Science in Petaluma, California. Chapple’s […]
CCST Science Fellows in Training: Taking First Steps
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Amy Gilson, PhD, is a member of the 2018 Class of CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows. She received her PhD in Chemical Physics from Harvard University and completed a PhD minor in Science, Technology, and Society Studies from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She received a BS in Chemistry from UC Berkeley. Gilson’s […]
CCST Founding Champions Pen PNAS Piece on “How to Bring Science and Technology Expertise to State Governments”
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The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and CCST are helping other U.S. states establish their own state-level science policy fellowships, 10 years after adapting the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship program into the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship program for California. Much of this effort has been informed by the fundamental lessons learned from […]
CCST Announces Senator Nancy Skinner as Inaugural Recipient of "Science in Policy Mentorship Award"
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California State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) accepted the CCST Science in Policy Mentorship Award.
Timely Science Explained Clearly at State Capitol: Feb. 20th “Translators Showcase” to Connect California Grad Students with Members, Staff
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CCST has invited 15 talented graduate students and postdocs for its inaugural “California Science Translators Showcase”.
Ten Scientists Go to Sacramento: Welcome Our 2018 CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows!
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Dear Friends and Colleagues, Ten PhD scientists have taken the leap from the lab bench and the field station to explore a year of public service and government leadership training in Sacramento, working as legislative staff in the California State Legislature in 2018. I am so proud to introduce to you the 2018 Class of our […]
Talk to CCST Science Fellows at 2018 #AAASmtg in Austin—Then Apply for Program by Feb. 28!
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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will host its 2018 Annual Meeting in Austin February 15th through 19th. The conference theme this year is “Advancing Science; Discovery to Application” — and CCST staff, CCST Science Fellows, and CCST Science Fellows alumni will be participating. Join us at the CCST Exhibit Booth, #1524, from Friday through […]
Farewell, 2017 CCST Science Fellows! The 2017 Fellowship Year: Minutes, Moments, and Memories
The 2017 CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows.
Mike Peterson, PhD is a 2017 CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellow. Peterson received his PhD in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley, where he studied the biodiversity of rivers and the accumulation of toxic pollutants in wildlife. Peterson completed his MS in Environmental Science at Western Washington University, and his BA in […]
Life Before #CAleg: 2017 CCST Science Fellows Share Their PhD Pasts (Part 3)
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The 2017 Class of our CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows have completed their fellowship year! As they continue their professional path in or beyond Sacramento, we take a look back at their life before the Legislature, and the journeys that shaped them into talented thinkers and amazing human beings. See what experiences and insights […]
PhD Scientists Interested in Public Policy: CCST Science Fellows Applications Now Open!
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. | CONTACT: Annie Morgan, annie@ccst.us | Download This Announcement (PDF) The California Council on Science and Technology is now accepting applications for the 2019 Class of our CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship. Completed applications are due by February 28th, 2018. The CCST Science Fellows program is open to those holding a PhD or equivalent degree in science and engineering, […]
Dan Brumbaugh ’16 Moderating Panel on Local Policy Engagement with Assemblymember Mark Stone
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Former CCST Science Fellow Dan Brumbaugh ’16 will appear at the public panel “How to Get Involved in Local Policy” in Moss Landing on Thursday, November 30th. Brumbaugh will moderate a panel comprised of Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay), UC Santa Cruz professor Don Croll, and ocean policy analyst Erin Eastwood of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. […]
Thank You for Supporting Your CCST Science Fellows on #GivingTuesday
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Today is #GivingTuesday — a day each year when we are especially proud to wear our identity as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. As a nonprofit, CCST relies on the support of philanthropic individuals and foundations to sustain our operations — and we are grateful to all who have. When you support our CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship […]
UC Riverside Info Session, Dec. 15th: Meet a Former CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellow!
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UC Riverside graduate student, postdoctoral, and faculty researchers will have a chance to learn about the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship this December:   Biomedical Careers – Alternative careers in Biomedical Sciences – Scientific Policy and Government Hosted by the UC Riverside Division of Biomedical Sciences Friday, December 15, 2017 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 […]
Calling California Grad Students and Postdocs: Apply for Our 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 for the inaugural California Science Translators Showcase.
Meet CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows at @UCDavis Info Session, November 16th
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We are hosting our next fellowship info session at UC Davis on Thursday, November 16th, 2017:   Info Session: CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship University of California, Davis Thursday, November 16th, 2017 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Student Community Center, Room E Share on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1930326766994291   Applications for the 2019 Class of CCST Science […]
Life Before #CAleg: 2017 CCST Science Fellows Share Their PhD Pasts (Part 2)
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The 2017 Class of our CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows are now entering the final stretch of their year-long fellowship! As they begin to plan for professional futures in or beyond Sacramento, it’s also a perfect time to look back at their life before the Legislature, and the journeys that shaped them into talented […]