California Council on Science and Technology Awards Assemblymember Quirk with the “Science in Public Service Award”

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

SACRAMENTO – As part of Science & Technology Week, the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) awarded Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) with the “Science in Public Service Award” Monday evening. The award was presented during the CCST Science & Technology Week Reception and Leadership Awards Ceremony at The Mix in Sacramento. 

“I am truly honored and thankful to be recognized by the California Council on Science and Technology,” said Assemblymember Quirk.

“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.” Assemblymember Quirk pictured with Peter Cowhey, PhD, CCST Board Chair (Left) and Amber Mace, PhD, Interim Executive Director (Right). Professional Photo by: Will Bucquoy

“I truly enjoy working with CCST, especially being involved in their fellowship program. I have had the opportunity to work with such bright science fellows who are able to bring science to policy. As Chair of the Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee, my decisions are heavily guided by facts and research, so their input is highly important to me,” stated Assemblymember Quirk upon receiving his recognition.