Press Releases

Now Open: Applications for CCST’s Science & Technology Policy Fellowship in Sacramento
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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, annie@ccst.us 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. […]
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 […]
The California Council on Science and Technology Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Its Establishment Via the California State Legislature
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The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its establishment (#CCST30th) via California State Assembly Concurrent Resolution 162 – which was introduced by then-Assemblymember Sam Farr with support by then-State Senator John Garamendi, and officially filed on September 15, 1988. “What makes California a global leader is our drive for ingenuity and our […]
Celebrating Science Informing Policy: CCST to Partner with Governor’s Office of Planning and Research for ‘Science and Education’ Evening at Global Climate Action Summit
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As the state-created science advisory body to the California government, the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is proud to join with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) in presenting the “Science and Education Celebration” at #GCAS2018. Hosted in partnership with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the University of California Office […]
Climate Science Explained Clearly: “Translators Showcase” to Connect California Grad Students with Delegates of Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco
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The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is bringing 12 talented graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to #GCAS2018 to practice a crucial skill: translating climate science for policymakers and decision makers. The “CCST Climate Science Translators Showcase” will take place on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, in conjunction with the Global Climate Action Summit’s Science […]
Peter F. Cowhey, Dean of UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy, Appointed Chair of Board of Directors of the California Council on Science and Technology
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Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of its creation via the California State Legislature, the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is honoring two distinguished leaders, one succeeding the other as Chair of CCST’s Board of Directors – which provides strategic vision and direction governing CCST as a nonpartisan nonprofit organization. Peter F. Cowhey PhD, […]
CCST and California Community Colleges Welcome Makerspace Education Leaders to ISAM 2018 at Stanford
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The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) joins with the California Community Colleges CCC Maker program in welcoming the 2018 International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces (ISAM) to Stanford University, California, this August 3-5 (isam2018.hemi-makers.org). The CCC Maker and CCST delegation will present three case studies at the conference. The first will discuss leadership and […]
UCSF’s Bruce Alberts Retires from CCST Board of Directors
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Bruce Alberts PhD, a nationally renowned biochemist and vocal supporter of science and technology education, is retiring from the Board of Directors of the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) after twelve years of service. “Who, among California Scientists, can approach Bruce Alberts?” said CCST Board Chair Charles F. Kennel PhD. “Who else has combined world […]
Calling California Grad Students and Postdocs: Apply for the CCST Climate Science Translators Showcase!
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. | CONTACT: Ben Landis, ben@ccst.us | Download This Announcement (PDF) CCST is excited to seek scientists and engineers in training for the CCST Climate Science Translators Showcase, held in conjunction with the Global Climate Action Summit hosted by Governor Jerry Brown in San Francisco in September 2018. The invited presenters will partake in […]
CCST Welcomes UC Davis Distinguished Professor Alexandra Navrotsky and UCLA Chancellor Emeritus Albert Carnesale to Board of Directors
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The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) has added two distinguished scientists to its Board of Directors, which provides strategic vision and direction for CCST. The new appointees, Albert Carnesale PhD of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Alexandra Navrotsky PhD of the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) join a board of distinguished […]
CCST Executive Director Susan Hackwood Retires, with Amber Mace Appointed Interim Executive Director
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Susan Hackwood PhD has retired as Executive Director of the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) – an organization she enthusiastically led and strategically steered for 23 years. “It has been a wonderful experience to interact with California’s top scientific talent and allow CCST to highlight and amplify their expertise and contributions to society,” […]
CCST Secures Support for the CCST Science Fellows in the California State Budget
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The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) will receive $350,000 from the State of California in the 2018 state budget for the expressed purpose of sustaining the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program, which trains PhD scientists and engineers to serve as policy analysts in the California State Legislature. The budget line is […]
CCST Report Assesses Specifications for Biomethane in California Common Carrier Pipelines
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Responding to a request from the California State Legislature (Senate Bill 840, 2016), the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) has issued the report “Biomethane in California Common Carrier Pipelines: Assessing Heating Value and Maximum Siloxane Specifications.” This independent assessment of scientific and technical information – including a summary report and […]
CCST Publishes New “Field Guide” to Federal Labs Science for California State Leaders
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A highlight of S&T Week for CCST’s Federal Laboratory Affiliates was CCST unveiling of “Federal Labs & Research Centers Benefiting California” – a new reference publication for state leaders. This impact report highlights policy-relevant research being pursued at California’s DOE and NASA labs, serving as a guide to how CCST and its Federal Laboratory […]
CCST Expert Briefing Shares Community Colleges, Cal State, and UC Makerspace Ideas for STEM Workforce Training
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Community Colleges (CCC) are another one of CCST’s State Sustaining Institutions, and it was fitting that the featured CCST Expert Briefing during S&T Week focused on efforts by the CCC Chancellor’s Office to adapt makerspaces and the Maker Movement for higher education in California. The third in CCST’s recently-introduced series of “Expert Briefings“, the […]
CCST Awards Reception Lauds Science-Informed State Leaders, Celebrates Scientific Innovation in California
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The 2018 S&T Week culminated in the inaugural CCST Leadership Awards and Reception – a shining night of networking and bonding as we formally introduced the 2018 Class of CCST Science Fellows to the Capitol community and unveiled the inaugural recipients of our Leadership Awards. On the night of February 21st at Cafeteria 15L in downtown […]
CCST Announces Senator Nancy Skinner as Inaugural Recipient of "Science in Policy Mentorship Award"
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California State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) accepted the CCST Science in Policy Mentorship Award.
Science Informing California Policy: Legislative Recipients of Inaugural “CCST Leadership Awards” Announced
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization established via the California State Legislature to serve state leaders, is proud to announce the inaugural recipients of its CCST Leadership Awards. “California state legislators have a long history of incorporating scientific advice into their decision-making process, because they understand that California’s […]
Timely Science Explained Clearly at State Capitol: Feb. 20th “Translators Showcase” to Connect California Grad Students with Members, Staff
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CCST has invited 15 talented graduate students and postdocs for its inaugural “California Science Translators Showcase”.
Timely Science Explained Clearly at State Capitol: Feb. 20th “Translators Showcase” to Connect California Grad Students with Members, Staff
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) has invited 15 talented graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to the California State Capitol to practice a crucial skill: translating science for policymakers. The “California Science Translators Showcase” will take place on Tuesday, February 20th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the California State Capitol […]
CCST Report Assesses the Long-Term Viability of Underground Natural Gas Storage in California
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) has issued the report, “Long-Term Viability of Underground Natural Gas Storage in California: An Independent Review of Scientific and Technical Information,” along with an executive summary and a summary report. All are available for download at this link. Credentialed media can attend a press call […]