The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) was excited to host the 2024 CCST Science Translators Showcase, held as part of our 2024 Science & Technology Week at the California State Capitol!
During this networking event, the chosen Translators (graduate students and postdoctoral researchers) discussed their research with elected members, legislative staffers, agency managers, and senior policy leaders at the California State Capitol. The event was sponsored by the Office of Assemblymember Mike Fong, Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, who gave welcoming remarks.
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This year’s thirteen translators learned and practiced their science communication skills during a set of training sessions led by CCST in order to convey the relevance of their research to policymakers. The goal of this program is to improve their skills in offering impartial, nonpartisan advice to decision makers, to meet other amazing researchers, and to proudly represent their home institution. Dating back to CCST’s Science & Technology Week 2018, read more about the origin and the impact of the Science Translators Showcase.
Photos by Will Bucquoy for CCST
About the California Council on Science and Technology
The California Council on Science and Technology is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization established via the California State Legislature in 1988. CCST responds to the Governor, the Legislature, and other State entities who request independent assessment of public policy issues affecting the State of California relating to science and technology. CCST engages leading experts in science and technology to advise state policymakers—ensuring that California policy is strengthened and informed by scientific knowledge, research, and innovation.