The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is excited to seek graduate students, postdocs, and early-career faculty for the inaugural California Science Translators Showcase, held as part of our 2018 Science & Technology Week at the California State Capitol!
The chosen presenters will get a chance to explain their research to state legislators and legislative staff during an afternoon networking event at the California State Capitol Building. We’re looking for candidates who are eager to practice their science communications skills and convey the relevance of their research to public policy applications. The goal of this experience is to improve your skills in offering impartial, nonpartisan advice to policymakers, to meet other amazing researchers, and to proudly represent your home institution.
Applicants must satisfy the following criteria:
To apply, please submit the following as a single PDF file by 11:59 p.m. PST, Sunday, December 10, 2017:
Email your application PDF to Ben Landis at [email protected] (subject line: Application for California Science Translators Showcase), and contact Ben for application questions. Selection and video-call interviews will take place in mid-December. Candidates will be chosen based on selection criteria and diversity of topics and experiences. Winners will be contacted in early January.
This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is interested in gaining a science policy experience ― especially if you’re not yet qualified to apply for our CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship program. Good luck, and we hope to see you in Sacramento!
*Event date subject to change. Finalists will be notified in the event of any changes.
The California Council on Science and Technology is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization established via the California State Legislature in 1988. 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. Find CCST on Facebook at facebook.com/ccstorg, on Twitter @CCSTorg, and on LinkedIn. Learn more about CCST at www.ccst.us.
The CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship trains scientific thinkers to be policy-savvy, while helping equip California’s lawmakers with science-savvy staff. Follow updates from the CCST Science Fellows on Facebook at facebook.com/ccstfellows and on Twitter @CCSTFellows. Explore the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship here.