CCST IS A NONPARTISAN, IMPARTIAL, NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION ESTABLISHED
IN 1988 BY AN ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE OBJECTIVE ADVICE FROM CALIFORNIA'S BEST SCIENTISTS
AND RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS ON POLICY ISSUES INVOLVING SCIENCE.
DARPA Head Praised by Forbes as top "Under-Appreciated" Leader of 2014
Arati Prabhakar, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), was recently
cited by Forbes as one of 2014's top five "unsung and underappreciated" leaders, someone who makes a
difference through "capability, reliability, and authenticity." She is the only U.S. leader on the
CCST Releases Report on Past, Present, and Potential Future of Well Stimulation in California
The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) released the first volume of an independent scientific assessment today on well stimulation in California, including hydraulic fracturing. This volume describes how and where operators deploy these technologies for oil and gas production in the state, and where the technologies might enable production in the future.
CalTAC was formed in 2005 as a means for bringing real world classroom experience - the wisdom
of practice - to policy makers and others whose decisions affect the quality of science and math
education in California schools. Made up of a carefully selected group of award winning, highly
accomplished teachers from across the state, CalTAC has been working to provide greater
opportunities for students to engage in the STEM disciplines as well as to improve their academic
CCST S&T Policy Fellows: Science and Technology Informing Policy
In 2009, CCST launched a program to embed scientists directly in the California state
legislature. Ten young PhDs scientists were awarded fellowships in a variety of committee and
legislator offices in Sacramento. Five years later, this pilot program has been declared a success
and extended. Our Fellows are in high demand in Sacramento, and their contributions have been
praised year after year on the floor of the California Assembly and Senate.