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CCST Spotlight Newsletter, June 16, 2016

Federal research in California was the focus of our May 26th meeting of the CCST Council, held at Sandia National Laboratory in Livermore, California. Sandia is one of six institutions sharing technical expertise and providing resource support to CCST as our Federal Laboratory Affiliates.

In this issue: Federal Labs Research Energizes CCST Meeting in Livermore; California Researchers Can Take LBNL "Cyclotron Road" To Entrepreneurship; Message from the Director.

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June 16, 2016 Spotlight Newsletter

Science and Security: May CCST Meeting Brings Federal Laboratories Into Focus

By M. DANIEL DECILLIS

Federal laboratories are an important part of California's science and technology capabilities and infrastructure. One of them, Sandia National Laboratory California, hosted the May 26th CCST Council meeting, at which CCST Council members were presented with cutting-edge technology and innovations from Federal researchers.

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Bruce Warner

CalTAC: The California Teacher Advisory Council

CCST created a group of 12 outstanding K-14 science and math classroom teachers from throughout California to form CalTAC. This body has provided a voice for STEM educators to discuss trends and policies facing science, technology, engineering, and math education in California, and interface with the State policymaking community.

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CalTAC

CCST S&T Policy Fellows: Science and Technology Informing Policy

Each year, CCST trains and mentors 10 scientists and engineers in the policymaking process, then places them alongside staffers in California Assembly and Senate offices. Known in the State Capitol as "the Science Fellows", these PhD-level experts experience a year of public service and leadership training, and get the chance to explore a career in California’s policy arena. At the same time, the State Legislature benefits from access to highly skilled, sciencesavvy staff to advise them on legislative issues and priorities.

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S&T Policy Fellows

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