What We Do
In Service to the State of California
In the 30 years since its creation, CCST has actively engaged the Capitol policy community to tailor its services for convening impartial advice and expertise. Leveraging its network of experts across the University of California, California State University, California Community Colleges, Stanford, Caltech, the University of Southern California, and NASA and DOE campuses, CCST can respond to policymakers on a number of requests. In order of response time, from brief to extended:
Connect with an Expert
CCST can search for and connect state offices with relevant experts via email or phone to glean background information on the science or technology topic at hand.
CCST can search for and connect state offices with relevant researchers and practitioners to provide expert testimony at a hearing on the science or technology topic at hand.
In-Office Meeting with Experts
CCST will search for relevant experts and facilitate meetings for your office to be briefed on a science or technology topic of your choosing.
CCST will organize a panel briefing, often in the Capitol, around a science or technology topic of your choosing, selecting and convening relevant experts from California and beyond, accompanied by a clearly written CCST One Pager handout.
CCST Emerging Topic Report
CCST staff, with input from our network of experts, will produce a short report that reviews a science or technology topic of your choosing. This series is best for new and rapidly evolving issues areas, serving as a high-level overview of current knowledge, rather than a definitive, in-depth analysis.
CCST will convene experts to provide their expert opinion and discuss in detail your science-technology-related questions. CCST will produce summary notes from the workshop.
Commissioned Projects & Reports
As directed by the Governor, the Legislature, or other state entities, CCST will convene a balanced committee of experts to produce a full-length report that will be vetted through a rigorous peer-review process. Executive, Legislative, and public briefings will be included in the report roll-out. Commissioned reports require dedicated funding through state authorization.
Make a Request with CCST
Contact Amber Mace at [email protected].
Toward a Resilient California
Read about our efforts to build toward a more resilient California.
Get in Touch
If you are a member of a state office needing relevant experts on a topic, contact us and we can connect you.