The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) begins its 26th year with the addition of four new Council members, bringing new perspective and expertise from academia, the federal research lab, and the private high-tech sector.
CCST is an independent, nonpartisan organization dedicated to providing California with sound analyses and reports on science and technology issues with public policy implications, in order to help the State develop well-informed policies concerning these issues and to help sustain the state’s economic development and competitiveness. To do so, CCST leverages the expertise of its Board of Directors and Council, who consist of members representing many facets of California’s science and technology community.
“The strength of CCST lies in its ability to bring together an extraordinarily talented group of scholars and experts from California’s diverse science and technology communities,” said CCST Council Chair Corey Goodman. “We are fortunate to have benefited over the years from the passion and expertise of many such experts. The four new members who join us this year exemplify the diversity of expertise and experiences that make the Council such an effective organization.”
New Council members this year include the following:
Council members are appointed for three-year terms, and may serve up to two terms.
“CCST depends on the dedication of unpaid volunteers who serve the State of California and its Science and Technology Community,” said CCST Board Chair Charles F. Kennel. “It is somewhat astounding, and very reassuring to me, to me to see the lis of distinguished people who have been members of this Council. I welcome four new members to this distinguished company, and thank them for the service they are about to give.”