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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

Researcher-Entrepreneurs Brief Congressional Staff

November 21, 2013

The Science Coalition hosted a congressional staff briefing Nov. 21st with founders from four of the companies featured in TSC’s Sparking Economic Growth 2.0 report.  The panel of researcher-entrepreneurs was moderated by Jonathan Dordick, Vice President for Research and the Howard P. Isermann Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

Panel participants included Vince Harris, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Northeastern University and founder of Metamagnetics Inc.; John Lannutti, professor of materials science engineering at Ohio State University and founder of Nanofiber Solutions; Christian Melander, professor of bio-organic chemistry at North Carolina State University and co-founder of Agile Sciences, Inc.; and Carol Espy-Wilson, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Maryland and founder of OmniSpeech.

Their message to the audience was clear:  Grants from agencies including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Departments of Energy and Defense were essential to the formative research that led to creation of their companies.  They further noted how difficult it is to move a discovery from the lab to the marketplace and that federal grants available to companies – through Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants – can play a very important role in that process.

The panelists also shared their concerns about the impact that sequestration is having research.  Each one has been affected personally by sequestration-induced cuts to their federally funded research.  In some cases grants that would have been funded in previous years did not receive funding and in other cases funding was unexpectedly reduced or cut off early.  This has forced them to let people in their labs go and try to figure out how to do the same amount of research with less funding. 


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