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CCST Spotlight Newsletter, September 15, 2016

In this issue: Lawrence Livermore's iCHIP Cracks Open Biomedical Possibilities; Andy Kotko goes to Washington DC for PAEMST Award; Happy 28th Birthday CCST!; Message from the Director.

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September 15, 2016 Spotlight Newsletter

Lawrence Livermore's iCHIP Project Simulates Human Physiology and Changes the Game

By M. DANIEL DECILLIS

If researchers could predict the impacts of potentially harmful chemicals, viruses or drugs on human beings without resorting to live test subjects, it could transform the pharmaceutical industry. A project at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, iCHIP, aims to do just that.

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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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