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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

The Coalition Kicks off its 2007 Headliner Breakfast Series with Congressman Adam Putnam

May 8, 2007

The Science Coalition kicked off a new Congressional season and its 2007 Headliner Breakfast series with Representative Adam Putnam (R-FL) at Charlie Palmer Steak on February 8th.   Congressman Putnam, who assumed Chairmanship of the House Republican Conference in the 110th Congress, making him third in the Republican leadership, was the event’s featured guest speaker.  

A turnout of roughly 40 university representatives and members of the science advocacy community and its business partners gathered to listen to remarks from the Congressman and ask questions about the current appropriations climate.  Joining them was University of Florida President, Bernard Machen, who was on hand to introduce the Congressman.  

Congressman Putnam spoke passionately and quite candidly about the consequences of a global society and how this raises the significance of American competitiveness and the imperative task of inspiring the next generation of innovators in this country.  While he addressed the importance of direct investment in research and development, the Congressman also emphasized the need for continued investment in K-12 education.  He suggested it’s important we build on existing programs that bring professionals into America’s classrooms.  Congressman Putnam also pointed out the broader implications of science funding and suggested that the university system in this country can solve our energy problems; an issue that he maintains is met with broad political agreement on Capitol Hill.  According to Congressman Putnam, each department has a role to play in this effort and it is important that groups like the Coalition continue to educate Members on the differences between departments, such as NSF and NIH.  However, the Congressman warned of a federal budget that currently has fifty percent of its resources “on autopilot” to maintain entitlement programs alone.  And until leaders find the “political will and courage” to address some of these funding issues, many efforts, like that of the Coalition, will pay some price.

The Coalition was thrilled to host Congressman Putnam for the first time and looks forward to working with him in the future. He 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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