Events

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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
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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 […]
Applications Now Open for CCST’s Science Translators Showcase
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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 […]
CCST Hosts Expert Briefing on Woody Biomass from Wildfire Mitigation
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 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
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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 […]
Photo Gallery: 2019 SLAC Visit
SLAC Tour
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) […]
Update: CCST Expert Briefing discusses Evidence-based Forest Management Strategies for Improved Wildfire Resilience
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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 […]
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 […]
CCST S&T Week 2019 – Science Translators Showcase (Photo Gallery)
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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 […]
CCST Science & Technology Week 2019 – Photo Gallery
S&T Week Reception 2019
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 Expert Briefing to Discuss Emerging Technologies for Real-Time Wildfire Response at State Capitol
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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 […]
CCST’s “Science Translators Showcase” to Connect California Early Career Scientists with Members, Staff
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CCST event will feature 12 graduate researchers and postdocs from UC, Caltech, and Stanford campuses, as part of CCST’s Science & Technology Week. SACRAMENTO, Calif. | February 6, 2018 | CONTACT: Mikel Shybut [email protected] The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) has invited 12 talented graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to the California State Capitol […]
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 […]
Interested in #SciPol? Attend Our Webinar for Prospective CCST Science Fellows, Oct. 22nd
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Update: Audio of webinar now available here. 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 […]
From Ecology to Science Policy: Learn About the CCST Science Fellows Program at #ESA2018 This August
Graphic showing scientist Dylan Chapple sampling a San Francisco Bay salt marsh.
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 […]
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 […]