CCST Kicks Off “Science & Technology Week” 2019 with “CCST Leadership Awards” at Reception

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Sarah Brady, California Council on Science and Technology

The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization established via the California State Legislature to serve state leaders, is proud to announce the recipient of its CCST Leadership Award for Science in Public Service.

This year’s awardee, Assemblymember Bill Quirk, will be recognized during the CCST Science & Technology Week Reception and Leadership Awards Ceremony, Monday, February 4, 2019, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at The MiX in Sacramento. The greater Capitol community is invited to attend. This event kicks off a week of events hosted by CCST at the State Capitol.

Assemblymember Bill Quirk
2019 Science in Public Service Award Winner – Assemblymember Bill Quirk

Science in Public Service Award – California State Assemblymember Bill Quirk
Given to a current or former State Legislative Member or Elected or Appointed Executive Branch leader with training in science or engineering who has gone on to lead a distinguished career in policy and public service or a public servant with a clear track record of focusing on science and technology issues. 

“Last year we established the CCST Leadership Awards to recognize the incredible efforts that California’s public officials are making to bring science-informed decision making to state policy. It is hard to imagine an elected official who is more dedicated to bridging science and policy than Assemblymember Quirk,” said Amber Mace, Interim Executive Director of CCST.

“With CCST’s Science in Public Service Award, we are excited to recognize Assemblymember Quirk’s distinguished achievements not only as an accomplished climate change scientist and public servant – but also as an exceptional mentor and role model to our CCST Science Fellows. Assemblymember Quirk’s leadership and public service have had a lasting impact on the state of California and beyond.”