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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

TSC continues its 2007 Headliner Breakfast Series with Congressman Daniel Lipinski (D-IL)

June 6, 2007

The Science Coalition continued its 2007 Headliner Breakfast series with U.S. Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) in the Rayburn House Office Building on June 6. 

Congressman Lipinski, Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Science and Technology, spoke to and answered questions on the current appropriations climate from more than 25 members of the science advocacy community and its business partners.  Joining them was Jim Jepsen, a representative from the University of Illinois, who was on hand to introduce the Congressman.

The Congressman fondly reminisced on his own initial attraction to science and engineering as a high school student, while stressing the role universities can play in encouraging young children to enter the fields of science, math and technology. Emphasizing that the United States needs to stay competitive in these fields, the Congressman said he wishes to sustain the current support from Congress for funding various scientific research and projects. Considering the tight fiscal environment, he warned that “the easiest things to cut are things we don’t see the impact of in the immediate future.”

Congressman Lipinski concluded that the one way to ensure continued funding and commitment from Congress to university and basic research is to clearly communicate the impact science has had on the public good.  This message must be conveyed because ultimately, members are beholden to their constituents and must be able to explain how their tax dollars are being spent.  To this end, the Congressman encouraged the Coalition and others to distribute any information that would draw the connection between science and its advantages. 

Congressman Lipinski is a clear ally in the ongoing fight for federal funding and the Coalition was grateful to him for his invaluable insight and suggestions moving forward.


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