CCST Annual Report 2001-2002: Science, Technology, and the New Frontier

Release Date: August 30, 2002 | Last Updated Date: February 27, 2015

Release date: August, 2002

Technology is transforming California’s economy in amazing ways. The Internet is accelerating advances in biological sciences, civil infrastructure, intelligent transportation, medical genomics, the media arts, and educational practices. Nanotechnology researchers are developing ways to manipulate structures atom-by-atom to engineer new materials, devices, and systems with the potential to affect virtually every aspect of our lives.

But California’s remarkable spirit of innovation is at risk. We do not have enough adequately trained Californians to work in the high-tech sector. The California Council on Science and Technology’s Critical Path Analysis, which was released in April, paints a troubling picture of the state’s workforce.