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Turning CSU Innovation into Action

September 16, 2011

Category: A Closer Look

The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) brought CSU experts together with other state science and education leaders to create the 2011 Innovate to Innovation (i2i) action plan. The report’s goal is to secure California’s role as an innovative leader in sciences.

The CCST coordinated the annual year-long plan, which was presented to California lawmakers in Sacramento last month. The CCST was established by the state legislature in 1988 to offer expert advice to the state government and to recommend solutions to science and technology related issues.

This year’s plan addresses two critical priorities for California—education and water resources—and CSU personnel made considerable contributions.

San José State President Mohammad Qayoumi and teacher in residence at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Anne Marie Bergen, led the report’s education action team, making recommendations to create a California education innovation consortium. Executive Director for CSU Water Resources and Policy Initiatives (WRPI), David Zoldoske also served on the board that created a California “water innovation roadmap.”

Humboldt State President Rollin Richmond and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo President Emeritus Warren Baker also serve on the CCST Board and were involved in the plan’s oversight and review.

As education is imperative for a thriving economy and innovative workforce, and efficient water resource management is critical to California’s future, the report is relevant and valuable to the state’s leaders and lawmakers. Check it out here.

Also, the video below highlights education reform recommendations outlined in the plan.

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