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Applications Now Open for CCST’s Science Translators Showcase
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
 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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Meet CCST Science Fellows Alumni at #SACNAS2017 in Salt Lake City, Oct. 19-21
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Students, faculty, and program managers attending #SACNAS2017 in Salt Lake City will have the chance to learn about the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship! CCST will be hosting booth #1017 at the Exhibit Hall throughout the conference. Fellowship program manager Annie Morgan will be on hand with a number of fellowship alumni: Erika Bustamante ’12, Estevan Santana ’15, and Gabriella Nepomuceno ’16. The […]
Kristin Warren ’17 Part of @BeyondAcademia Public Sector Fellowships Workshop, Oct. 16th
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If you are a UC Berkeley graduate or postdoctoral researcher interested in exploring public policy training, please sign up for the upcoming Public Sector Fellowships Workshop hosted by Beyond Academia, to be held Monday, October 16th. Kristin Warren, PhD, a member of the 2017 Class of CCST Science Fellows, will be on hand to speak about her experience working […]
Visit the CCST Science Fellows Table at the National GEM Consortium 2017 Conference in NYC
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Are you a scientist or engineer curious to explore a future career in public policy? Are you excited by the idea of combining your training in science with a passion for leadership and policymaking? If you are attending the National GEM Consortium 2017 Annual Conference, we’d love to talk to you! Visit our table during Saturday’s Graduate […]
Interested in #SciPol? Attend Our Webinar for Prospective CCST Science Fellows, Sept. 28th
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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 September 28th to learn about our CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship: CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Virtual Info Session Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:00 p.m. to […]