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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.



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.


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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Press Releases Archive


Media Advisory: May 5 Roundtable with PECASE Recipients

MEDIA CONTACT:  jmanley@qga.com or 202-255-3736 THE SCIENCE COALITION TO HOST ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION FOR JOURNALISTS WITH EMERGING LEADERS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Participants are recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers...

Putting the Science in Super Tuesday; New Video Series Asks: Why Should Science Matter to the Presidential Candidates?

WASHINGTON, March 1 - Today, as voters in 14 states answer the question of who they want to be their party’s nominee for president of the United States, The Science...


TSC Joins Groups In Thanking Congress for Strong Research Funding in FY16 Omnibus Spending Bill

The Science Coalition joined with a dozen other coalitions, representing over 500 combined member organizations— incorporating the voices of industry, scientists, and higher education in the United States—to thank the Congress for...

Members of Congress Who Have Made Funding for Basic Scientific and Medical Research a Top Priority Celebrated at Science Coalition Breakfast of Champions

Washington, D.C., Oct. 7, 2015 – University leaders from across the country, joined by representatives from scientific societies, research organizations and higher-education associations, today gathered to applaud some 30 members...

Science Coalition Comments to Senate Commerce Committee on COMPETES Reauthorization

Dear Senators Gardner and Peters: We appreciate the opportunity to provide input to the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation as it considers reauthorization of the COMPETES Act. The Science Coalition...

SCIENCE 2034 LIVE: New Podcast Gives Listeners a Window to the Future; Previews Discoveries and Advancements in Six Areas of Science

WASHINGTON – What happens when you invite six scientists from across the country to share their vision of what science will make possible in the next 20 years? You realize...

The Science Coalition Joins Over 250 Groups and Business Leaders in Call to Action for American “Innovation Imperative”

The Science Coalition today joined scores of other organizations as well as leaders of American business, industry, higher education, science, and engineering in an urgent call to action for stronger...


Dr. Walter Mischel was once told he should seek funding for his “Marshmallow Test” from a candy manufacturer, not the National Institutes of Health (NIH). But NIH saw smart science...

The Science Coalition Honors U.S. Senator Richard Shelby for Commitment to Maintaining America’s Leadership in Basic Scientific Research

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...

The Science Coalition Honors U.S. Senator Dick Durbin for Commitment to Maintaining America’s Leadership in Basic Scientific Research

Washington, DC, March 16, 2015 –The Science Coalition today presented U.S. Senator Dick Durbin with its Champion of Science Award in recognition of his commitment to funding the basic research...

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