Events

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
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 […]
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 […]
CCST Science Fellows Alumni Co-Host #SciPolJobs Sacramento Social, July 20th
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How can scientists participate in public policy? Scientists are increasingly exploring policy engagement as a skillset or career path, and Sacramento continues to rise on the global policy landscape. These trends will be the focus of an upcoming professional mixer co-hosted by the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows Alumni Network and Capital Science Communicators (CapSciComm), […]
2010 CCST Science Fellow Ryan McCarthy Is Keynote Speaker at Renewable Natural Gas Symposium, May 17th
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UC Riverside will be unveiling its new Center for Renewable Natural Gas at its May 17th Renewable Natural Gas Symposium. The keynote speaker will be Ryan McCarthy ’10, who is currently the Science and Technology Policy Advisor to Chair Mary Nichols of the California Air Resources Board. McCarthy’s placement during his CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship was with the Office of […]
2011 CCST Science Fellow Newsha Ajami Is Keynote Speaker for UC Riverside Water Conference, May 11th
Doctor Newsha Ajami is a 2011 CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellow, and currently the director of Urban Water Policy with Stanford University's Water in the West program. Photo courtesy of Stanford University.
UC Riverside, as part of its Water SENSE NSF-IGERT program, will be hosting its Turbulent Futures conference on May 11th and May 12th in Riverside. The keynote speaker will be Newsha Ajami ’11, who is currently Director of Urban Water Policy at the Stanford Water in the West program, and a Senior Research Associate with the Stanford […]
Public Policy in a Post-Facts World: Amber Mace at Southern California Grantmakers Panel, April 6th
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Where do policymakers get reliable science to inform their decisions? CCST Deputy Director Amber Mace PhD has been invited to reflect on this topic at the Southern California Grantmakers Public Policy Conference 2017, to be held in Los Angeles on April 6th. Southern California Grantmakers is a regional association for philanthropists and grantmakers, hosting conferences, trainings, networking […]