Established in response to a unanimous vote of the California State
Legislature in 1988, the California Council on Science and Technology is a nonpartisan, nonprofit
organization that draws upon the greatest scientific minds in the state to provide expert and
unbiased scientific advice to the state government and to recommend solutions to science and
technology-related public policy issues.
CCST is committed to promoting the responsible application of science and technology to inform
public policy decisions in the State of California. CCST assists California legislators by providing
scientifically based technical information needed to make sound decisions; supports efforts to
improve science education in the state and sponsors various venues for dialogue on issues pertaining
to the intersection of science and policy. Providing the California Science and Technology Policy
Fellowships enables CCST to further our mandate to improve effective communication between
scientists, engineers and the public policy arena.
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affiliations, and accomplishments.