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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


Science Coalition Lauds President’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership

President Obama today announced an Advanced Manufacturing Partnership among federal research agencies, universities and industry to identify relevant research agendas and technological opportunities that will help revitalize U.S. leadership in...

President’s NC Trip Showcases the Role Scientific Research Plays in Driving the Economy

Today President Barack Obama and the members of his Jobs and Competitiveness Council will visit Durham, North Carolina-based Cree, Inc., a leading manufacturer of energy-efficient LED lighting with over 4,000...

University Presidents, Senators Discuss Importance of Scientific Research to Economy

Scientific Research to EconomyUniversity leaders and U.S. Senators gathered for a roundtable discussion today at the Capitol on the vital role university-based scientific research plays in fueling innovation and sparking...

The Science Coalition Praises Support for Science, Innovation in President’s Budget

The Science Coalition issued the following statement today from current President Chris Carter, associate director of Princeton University’s Office of Government Affairs, after President Obama submitted his proposed budget to...


The Science Coalition Lauds House, Senate Passage of America COMPETES

On behalf of The Science Coalition’s 46 member universities, we thank the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate for reauthorizing this vital piece of legislation just days before its expiration...

Vice President Biden, University Leaders Discuss Impact of Stimulus on Research and Innovation

The presidents of six leading research universities and two higher-education associations joined Vice President Joe Biden and White House science advisor Dr. John Holdren this morning to discuss the scientific...

New York State the Focus of Congressional Hearing on How Research and Innovation Fuel Local Economies

At a hearing today on Capitol Hill, experts discussed how federally funded university research drives innovation that contributes to local economies. The hearing, “Fueling Local Economies: Research, Innovation and Jobs,”...

Federal Investment in Basic Research Yields Outsized Dividends – Innovation, Companies, Jobs New Report Traces Origins of 100 Companies to Federally Funded University-Based Research

How can the United States foster long-term economic growth? A new report suggests that one of the best ways is through investment in the basic research that leads to innovation...

The Science Coalition Thanks Chairman Obey for his Service and Commitment to Enhancing America’s Leadership in Science and Innovation

Upon announcement that House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-WI) will retire at the end of his current term in Congress, The Science Coalition issued the following statement.

Universities Highlight Benefits of Stimulus Research Funding

On the first anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) – the economic stimulus – the nation’s research universities today provided nearly 100 examples of how a relatively...

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