Press Releases

An update from CCST regarding coronavirus (COVID-19)
Good afternoon, I hope you, your families, friends, and colleagues are doing well in these challenging times. At CCST we are paying close attention to the guidelines and directives coming from our local and State leaders in response to the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 situation. Last week, our Sacramento-based office began working from home to do our […]
PHOTOS: Scenes from CCST Science & Technology Week 2020
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 Fellows Alumni Publish Career Guide for Science Policy
DOWNLOAD THE CAREER GUIDE A Career Guide for Science Policy was developed by CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows alumni, including Sydney Chamberlin, Julianne McCall, and John Thompson. The career guide can be downloaded here. CCST is attending the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting in Seattle, where we organized two events for attendees in conjunction with […]
MARCH 1st: Applications Due for CCST’s Science & Technology Policy Fellowship in Sacramento
CCST is seeking PhD scientists and engineers for a year of public service and government leadership training in the California State Legislature AND California State Executive Branch. SACRAMENTO, Calif. The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is accepting applications for the 2021 Class of our CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows. Completed applications are due by 11:59 pm PST on March […]
CCST Science Translators Showcase to Connect California Grad Students and Postdocs with Members, Staff
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 Report Provides Initial Assessment of California’s Potential Orphan Oil and Gas Well Liabilities
SACRAMENTO, CA—Responding to a request from the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources, now the California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM), under the California Department of Conservation, the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) conducted a study entitled “Orphan Wells in California: An Initial Assessment of the State’s Potential Liabilities to Plug and […]
CCST introduces expanded class of 2020 CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows, now placed in the Legislative and Executive Branch
Interested in becoming a CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellow? CCST is currently accepting applications for the 2021 class year until March 1st. SACRAMENTO, CA—We are proud to introduce the 2020 Class of CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows — a program that trains scientists and engineers for careers in public policy, while helping to equip California’s decision […]
CCST to participate in three sessions at NCSE 2020 conference in Washington DC
The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) will be participating in two panels and one workshop at the 2020 National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) annual conference January 6–9, in Washington, D.C. The Annual Conference brings together a diverse community of experts for an enriching opportunity to collaborate on exciting projects, share […]
CCST Seeking Expert Nominations for Wildfire Study
CCST has received funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (Moore Foundation) to produce a peer-reviewed report on the costs and losses of wildfires in California. The report will identify key questions of interest to decision makers and will conduct a literature review of existing datasets and studies that enumerate costs of wildfire management […]
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 […]
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 […]
Announcing CCST’s New Executive Director!
SACRAMENTO, CA – After completing a nationwide search, the Board of Directors of the California Council on Science & Technology (CCST) has named Amber Mace, PhD, as the organization’s new Executive Director. “Amber brings an uncommon breadth of experience, a trusted leadership style, and an ambitious but pragmatic vision to this critical position,” said Board […]
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 […]
Update: Deadline Extended – CCST Seeks Outside Expertise to Evaluate Fellowship Program
California Council on Science & Technology looking for outside expertise to evaluate the impact of the CCST Science Fellows Program SACRAMENTO, Calif. | February 15, 2019 | CONTACT: Teresa Feo, Program Associate, [email protected]
, (916) 492-0996 An initiative of the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) since 2009, the CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellowship program (CCST […]
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 […]
CCST Kicks Off “Science & Technology Week” 2019 with “CCST Leadership Awards” at Reception
CCST’s weeklong series of events celebrating ‘Science At Your Service’ begins with a reception tonight announcing the ‘Science in Public Service Award’ recipient Assemblymember Bill Quirk. SACRAMENTO, Calif. | February 4, 2018 | CONTACT: Sarah Brady, [email protected] The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization established via the California State Legislature to serve state […]
CCST Welcomes the 2019 Science Fellows
Ten PhD scientists have taken the leap from the lab bench, field station, and computer desk to explore a year of public service and government leadership training in Sacramento, working as legislative staff in the California State Legislature in 2019. We are proud to introduce to you the 2019 Class of our CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship — a program […]
Now Open: Applications for CCST’s Science & Technology Policy Fellowship in Sacramento
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, [email protected] 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. […]