California Council on Science and Technology
CCST is a nonpartisan, impartial, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established via Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR 162) in 1988 by a unanimous vote of the California Legislature. It is designed to offer expert advice to the state government and to recommend
solutions to science and technology-related policy issues. CCST is governed by a Board of Directors
composed of representatives from its sponsoring academic institutions, and from the corporate and
The CCST Board is assisted by a larger CCST Council, an assembly of corporate CEOs, academicians,
scientists, and scholars of the highest distinction, and by CCST Fellows, a larger group that
provides advice in areas of expertise across the sciences and engineering. Currently, eighty members and fellows are also
members of the National Academies, six are Nobel Laureates, and twelve are recipients of the National Medal of Science
or the National Medal of Technology.
The strength of CCST
lies in the support and resources provided by its sustaining institutions and affiliate federal laboratories, and
in the expertise, dedication and spirit of public service demonstrated by its Board, Council and
Fellows. Together, these members are helping both the public and private sectors find answers to the
important science and technology-related issues facing California.