CCST Hosts Workshops, Fellowship Booth at AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington DC

March 3, 2023 | , ,   | Contact: Mikel Shybut

Photo from above of an exhibitor hall at AAAS 2023.
The exhibitor hall at AAAS Annual Meeting 2023 in Washington DC. CCST teamed up with other fellowships to present state science policy fellowship opportunities.

Washington, DC—The California Council on Science and Technology is attending the 2023 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, themed around “Science for Humanity.”

Returning in person this year, CCST coordinated two workshops, a scientific session, and an exhibitor booth for the CCST S&T Policy Fellowship in partnership with other state science policy fellowship programs.

Attendees include CCST CEO Amber Mace and Deputy Director Sarah Brady, who are respectively moderating and participating on CCST-coordinated panels. CEO Mace attended the opening plenary session by National Academy of Sciences President Marcia McNutt, examining the past, present, and future of the research enterprise.

Alums of the CCST S&T Policy Fellowship are in attendance to meet potential applicants and to share their experiences with the program and background on their career trajectories. In an exciting collaboration this year, CCST is sharing the exhibitor booth with other state level science policy fellowship programs, including the MOST Policy Initiative, COVES Fellows, Idaho S&T Policy Fellowship, Eagleton Science & Politics Program, CASE, COPA-STEP, and more.

CCST is coordinating two workshops and a scientific session during the conference.

Negotiation Workshop – Fri. 1pm ET
In this workshop, participants will learn negotiation strategies and explore how they are applied in the world of policy.
Coordinator: CCST Senior Science Officer Ryan Bixenmann

How to Craft (and Deliver) Your Elevator Pitch – Sat. 11:30am ET
In this workshop, participants will be given a framework to think about their career interests and skills, work through a guided exercise to practice writing, and practice delivering their elevator pitch.
Coordinator: John Thompson

Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to Address the Biodiversity Crisis – Sat. 4pm ET
This panel will explore examples of research projects that contribute to 30×30 initiatives to protect biodiversity and to DEI initiatives to promote social equity. Panelists will discuss their efforts to build new critical biodiversity datasets while also expanding the diversity of people who work with, and benefit from, biodiversity collections.
Coordinators: Teresa Feo Brie Lindsey
Moderator: Amber Mace

Stay tuned for more coverage throughout the conference and follow along at @CCSTorg, @CCSTfellows, @AmberJMace, and #AAASmtg.


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