CCST Annual Report 2017

Release Date: March 15, 2018 | Last Updated Date: June 7, 2018

For the past 30 years, CCST has proudly served as the conveners and translators of scientific and technological knowledge for California’s leadership. The very creation of the California Council on Science and Technology was called for by state legislators themselves – a coalition led by then-Assemblymember Sam Farr and then-Senator John Garamendi, who in 1988 recognized the need for science to help inform policy.

California’s policies are stronger with science, and CCST is uniquely qualified as an organization created via the Legislature to convene a statewide network of experts across disciplines and institutions. As this coordinating body, CCST can provide impartial expertise that extends beyond the resources or perspective of any single institution.

2018 marks CCST’s 30th anniversary, and the 10th anniversary of the CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellowship. This report contains an overview of CCST’s activities in 2017, and also a retrospective overview of CCST’s activities and impact since its founding.