California Research Program Funds Development of New Brain Technologies
A joint initiative of the University of California (UC) San Diego and the Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory called Cal-BRAIN has awarded over $1.9 million to seed projects around
California designed to create new technologies capable of measuring brain activity in greater depth,
breadth, and detail than is currently possible.
Groundwater Data Update Provides Important Tool for California
For the first time in California history, the Governor directed the State Water Resources Control
Board to implement mandatory water reductions in cities and towns across California to reduce water
usage by 25 percent. Increased availability of data is an important part of the state's efforts to understand and better
manage its water systems.
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.