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Golden Goose Award

The Science Coalition is a founding organization of the Golden Goose Award. The purpose of the Golden Goose Award is to demonstrate the human and economic benefits of federally funded research by highlighting examples of seemingly obscure studies that have led to major breakthroughs and resulted in significant societal impact.


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ScienceWorksForU.S.

ScienceWorksForU.S. is a joint project of The Science Coalition, the Association of American Universities and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities to inform policymakers and the public of the devastating impact that sequestration is having on federally funded scientific research.

Universities conduct the majority of basic scientific and medical research in the United States and, as such, are ground zero for the discovery and innovation that fuels the economy, as well as for the education of future scientists, engineers, doctors, teachers and entrepreneurs.

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Innovation Deficit

Close the Innovation Deficit is an effort by the business, higher education, scientific, and high-tech manufacturing communities who are concerned about cuts and stagnating federal investments in research and higher education at a time when other nations are investing heavily in these areas. The Science Coalition supports the effort to Close the Innovation Deficit and believes sustained federal investments in research and higher education are necessary to develop the ideas, people, and innovations that power our economy, create jobs, improve health, and strengthen our national security.


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SCIENCE 2034

What does science hold for the future? SCIENCE 2034 is an initiative by The Science Coalition to mark our 20th anniversary by looking forward 20 years and focusing on the possibilities of the future.

While we don’t know what the next “Big Thing” will be, we can make some educated predictions about how well-funded scientific research might change our lives and our world. At www.Science2034.org we ask scientists, policymakers and thought leaders to weigh in and tell us what they think science will enable 20 years from now and what that will mean to individuals, society and the world.


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The Science Coalition

Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL)

May 6, 2015

Washington, DC, May 6, 2015 –The Science Coalition today presented U.S. Senator Richard Shelby with its Champion of Science Award in recognition of his commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States and the state of Alabama at the forefront of scientific and medical discovery and technological innovation. 


The award was presented to Senator Shelby at an event in Washington, DC by Auburn University President Dr. Jay Gogue and University of Alabama Vice President for Research and Economic Development Dr. Carl Pinkert. Auburn and the University of Alabama are members of The Science Coalition. A crowd of more than 100 federal relations and public affairs representatives from universities across the country were on hand to help recognize Sen. Shelby and thank him for his longstanding support of funding for basic scientific and biomedical research.


"Senator Shelby plays a vital role in securing our nation’s economic future and competitiveness on the global stage. Throughout his career, he has placed a top priority on advancing education, research and technology that creates economic opportunity and improves quality of life. We’re grateful for his leadership and vision,” said Auburn President Jay Gogue.


“Senator Richard Shelby is a powerful and effective advocate for higher education and the role of academic research in economic growth and job creation,” said Dr. Robert Witt, Chancellor of The University of Alabama System. “As Alabama’s senior Senator and one of America’s most respected statesmen, Senator Shelby brings vision, integrity and wisdom to his work on behalf of our fellow citizens.  His legacy on our campuses is transformational and we are grateful for his leadership.”


“Scientific research is critical to securing America’s competitive edge in our global economy today and in the future,” said Senator Richard Shelby. “That is why as the Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science,  I will continue to invest in our nation’s research universities through NSF, and maintain support for key federal agencies, such NASA, NOAA, and NIST, that have pushed the boundaries of scientific research and technology.”


In his leadership positions on the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Shelby has a long track record of working to maintain and strengthen research funding for key federal agencies, including NASA, the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. He has further been a partner to the universities and research institutions in his state to advance and promote their efforts to build their scientific capabilities, including collaboration with private industry and STEM education.


“Senator Shelby has long seen the connection between the strength of America’s research enterprise, the strength of our economy, and the well-being of our citizens. The Science Coalition is very pleased to recognize Senator Shelby as a Champion of Science for his historically strong support of the research universities in his state and his leadership in Congress on behalf of strong funding for basic scientific and biomedical research,” said Science Coalition President Amanda Arnold. 


The Science Coalition’s Champion of Science Award recognizes members of Congress whose actions and votes consistently reflect their belief that basic scientific research, conducted at universities and national labs across the country, is essential to the nation’s ability to address pressing issues in health, security, energy and the environment, and additionally, that a strong federally supported basic research enterprise drives innovation that fuels the U.S. economy. Senator Shelby joins a distinguished group of more than 60 current and former members of Congress who have received this award since 1999.


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The Science Coalition, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization of the nation’s leading public and private research universities, is dedicated to sustaining strong federal funding of basic scientific research as a means to stimulate the economy, spur innovation and drive America’s global competitiveness. Learn more at www.sciencecoalition.org.


 


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