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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.


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.



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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In the News Archive


The return of the sequester

For federally funded higher education programs, it’s been an uncertain couple of years. Colleges have navigated and lobbied their way through a near-government shutdown, the debt ceiling crisis of August...


Headliner Breakfast Featuring Congressman Tim Bishop

Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY) is a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. A champion of higher education and research, Bishop also serves on the House Education and Workforce...

First Annual ‘Golden Goose Awards’

First Annual ‘Golden Goose Awards’ Go To Scientists for Their Work on Glowing Jellyfish, Radiation Waves, and Tropical Coral Eight scientists, including four Nobel Prize winners, were honored with the...

It’s time to get serious about science

Jim Cooper, a Democrat, represents Tennessee’s Fifth Congressional District in the U.S. House. Alan I. Leshner is chief executive of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and executive...

Where will the money come from?

With the possibility of broad budget cuts to discretionary programs, including scientific research, looming from Congressional sequestration early next year, research officers from public and private universities are thinking a...

The Science Coalition and the Association of American Universities Host ‘All Things Research 2012’: A Roundtable Discussion on the State of U.S. Science, Technology & Innovation

On July 11, 2012, The Science Coalition and the Association of American Universities (AAU) hosted an on-the-record discussion on the state of U.S. science, technology and innovation with members of...

Headliner Breakfast Featuring Senator Kay Hagan

Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) serves on Senate Armed Services Committee, where she serves as the Chair of the Emerging Threats Subcommittee, the Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs Committee, the Health,...

Headliner Breakfast Featuring Congressman Jim Cooper

Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) is the brainchild behind the Golden Goose Award, which aims to demonstrate the benefits of federally funded research by highlighting work that may once have seemed...

Of geese and fleece

It has been more than two decades since Senator William Proxmire issued his monthly Golden Fleece Award that often lampooned scientific projects for supposedly wasting taxpayer money. The research he...

Rep. Jim Cooper, Broad Coalition Hatch ‘Golden Goose Award’

U.S. Representatives Jim Cooper (D-TN), Charlie Dent (R-PA), and Robert J. Dold (R-IL) today joined several business, university, scientific and public policy organizations at a Capitol Hill press conference to...

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