CCST Science & Technology Week

CCST Annual Report 2023
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Read Online (Interactive)  |  Download (PDF)   Vision from the Board Chair   As we look back on 35 years of making California’s policies stronger with science and technology, it’s clear that CCST has thrived because of the far-reaching support of our partners and their researchers. Through relationships with world-class experts, policymakers, philanthropic partners, and […]
GALLERY: S&T Week 2024 Reception and Leadership Awards
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The awardees were recognized at CCST’s S&T Week Reception and Leadership Awards Ceremony by members of CCST’s Board of Directors and other leaders from CCST’s Partner Institutions. SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) was proud to recognize the recipients of the 2024 CCST Leadership Awards for Science in Public Service: Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, […]
GALLERY: CCST’s California Science Translators Showcase Returned to S&T Week 2024
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The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) was excited to host the 2024 CCST Science Translators Showcase, held as part of our 2024 Science & Technology Week at the California State Capitol! During this networking event, the chosen Translators (graduate students and postdoctoral researchers) discussed their research with elected members, legislative staffers, agency managers, and senior policy […]
Watch: Pathways for a More Smoke-Resilient California
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California’s future is expected to be more smoky as wildland fires become more common. Beneficial wildland fires can improve forest health and reduce the risk of destructive fires, but exposure to fire smoke adversely impacts human health. This CCST Expert Briefing will explores opportunities to build more robust connections between forest management and public health […]
Watch: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for a Resilient California
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Serving as the kickoff event to CCST Science and Technology Week 2024, this “Blue Sky” panel brings together a diverse group of experts to explore the untapped potential of artificial intelligence (AI) technology to mitigate the impact of disasters, particularly in the context of California’s unique challenges and the escalating impacts of climate change. Together, […]
Update: Application closed – Calling California Grad Students and Postdocs: Apply for CCST’s Science Translators Showcase
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Update (11/13/2023): The application for the 2024 CCST Science Translators Showcase is now closed. Please join us for the event and sign up to hear about future opportunities and events from CCST. SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is excited to seek graduate students, postdocs, and early-career faculty in California for the […]
CCST Annual Report 2022
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Read Online  |  Download (PDF)     In 2021, we launched CCST’s five-year strategic plan, “Toward a Resilient California” – a call to action that outlines three clear, measurable goals to guide our work in this critical time for our state and the planet. They are ambitious targets that will amplify the Golden State’s global […]
WATCH: CCST Science Day Symposium at the California Natural Resources Agency
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SACRAMENTO, Calif.—At CCST’s Science Day symposium, CCST and the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) bring California’s natural resource policymakers and researchers together to proactively bridge emerging research activity and State policy needs. This event provides an opportunity to forge new collaborations between academic and state partners. Facing an ever-growing set of natural resource challenges, California […]
Announcing the 2023 “CCST Science in Public Service Award” Recipients
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SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is proud to announce California Air Resources Board Chair Liane Randolph and California State Senator John Laird as the recipients of the 2023 CCST Leadership Awards for Science in Public Service. The CCST Science in Public Service Award is given to public servants who have clear track records of championing science and technology issues, […]
Alumni Encourage Future Science Policy Talents on Fellowship Celebration Day
Screen shot of photo tweet by CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellow alum Meron Tesfaye PhD. She is seen with short hair, an ample scarf, and smiling in front of a California State Senate framed commendation on a wall. It's hashtag CCST week & yesterday was at CCSTFellows Day! My experience as a CCST fellow at CAlegislature has changed the trajectory of my career. It's also hashtag Black History Month   & I'm beyond grateful for all the Black fellows that came before me! hashtag SciPol at Black In Sci Pol at BlackInSciComm
Our annual CCST Science & Technology Weeks (S&T Week) are a celebration of science-informed policymaking in the great state of California — how scientific expertise can play an important role as we guide the future of California’s economy, society, and environment. So naturally, any #CCSTweek would have to give a big shoutout to our CCST […]
Watch: Announcing the 2022 “CCST Science in Public Service Award” Recipients
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SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 CCST Leadership Awards for Science in Public Service. The CCST Science in Public Service Award is given to public servants who have clear track records of championing science and technology issues, and who value efforts to connect science to policy. This year’s awardees […]
Watch: Establishing a Data Infrastructure to Effectively Respond to the Next Disaster
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Toward a Disaster Resilient California: Establishing a Data Infrastructure to Effectively Respond to the Next Disaster     In the fight against COVID-19, the scientific community worked together to provide answers to the policy community and the public as rapidly as they could, yet difficulties in sharing data complicated their ability to do so.  What […]
Watch: How Climate Change Impacts Renewable Energy Production
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Toward a Disaster Resilient California: How Climate Change Impacts Renewable Energy Production   How is climate change impacting California’s renewable energy supply? Watch our CCST Expert Briefing to learn more about how renewable energy sources can be impacted by changing environmental conditions such as cloud cover, smoke plumes, wind speeds, and precipitation levels. Held February 7th, 2022. […]
Update: Watch the 2021 “CCST Science in Public Service Award” Presentation
Images of the 2021 CCST Science in Public Service Award Recipients
2021 CCST Leadership Awardees. Science in Public Service Award: Given to a public servant with a clear track record of championing science and technology issues and who values efforts to connect science to policy. 2021 recipients: Senator Robert Hertzberg, Assemblymember Chris Holden, and Former CEC Vice Chair Janea Scott. SACRAMENTO, Calif. | February 2, 2021 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 Translators Showcase to Connect California Grad Students and Postdocs with Members, Staff
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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 […]
CCST Announces Recipients of “2020 Science in Public Service” Awards, to be recognized at Science & Technology Week Reception
CCST Awards 2020 Bedsworth and Hill
CCST’s week-long series of events, this year celebrating ‘Science At Your Service: Achieving California’s Carbon Neutrality Goals,’ begins with a reception tonight honoring Science in Public Service Award recipients Dr. Louise Bedsworth and Senator Jerry Hill. SACRAMENTO, Calif. | February 3, 2020 The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization established […]
CCST Expert Briefing to Discuss Emerging Technologies for Real-Time Wildfire Response at State Capitol
As part of CCST’s Science & Technology Week, the latest in CCST’s Expert Briefing Series brings together researchers and first responders to discuss emerging technologies to track wildfires. SACRAMENTO, Calif. | February 7, 2018 | CONTACT: Mikel Shybut [email protected] The California Council on Science & Technology (CCST), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization established via the California […]