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COMMITTED TO THE PURSUIT OF DISCOVERY:
THE PEOPLE WHO FUEL AMERICA'S INNOVATION PIPELINE
Behind every transformative advance are people-- scientists and engineers, students and teachers-- driven by a need to know and committed to the pursuit of discovery. They are, in every sense of the word, innovators. This new report and video series from The Science Coaliton (TSC) explores how these individuals are enhancing America's capacity to innovate-- something that is essential in an incresingly competetive, knowledge-based global economy.
Learn More and Watch the Videos on our Innovators Page.
BUILDING A BETTER AMERICA
Sparking Economic Growth: How federally funded university research creates innovation, new companies and jobs
A report from The Science Coalition (TSC) helps make the link between federal funding for basic scientific research and economic growth.
The Federal Government and U.S. Research Universities: Driving Innovation that Fuels the Economy
Innovation fueled by basic scientific research has been a cornerstone of America’s economy for the last half-century, leading to the creation of countless companies, jobs, technologies and products. At the root of this success is the partnership that was forged during World War II between the United States government and U.S. universities to conduct research on behalf of the American people.
Federal Funding of Scientific Research – A Timeline
From World War II through today, a timeline of federal funding of scientific research.
Scientific Research: A Wise Investment or Unnecessary Spending?
What people are saying about scientific research.
Companies Created From Research
Federally funded scientific research is at the root of each of these companies.
Creating Jobs, Saving Lives, Fueling the Economy
When public money is spent on scientific research there is a tremendous return on investment. Research creates jobs directly – for the principal investigators, research teams, lab technicians, materials and equipment manufacturers and others who help support the work – and indirectly, through innovations that lead to new technologies, new industries, new companies and new jobs.
How Does the U.S. Stack Up?
How does the U.S. stack up in the global innovation race? The good news is that based on most indicators, America leads the world in science, technology and innovation. The bad news, though, is that we aren’t maintaining our edge. Other nations are nipping at our heels.
February 2011- U.S. Scientific Research and Development 101Why These Investments Are Key to Our Future Economic Competitiveness
STEM VIDEO: September 2010 - Members of President Obama's Council of Advisors for Science and Technology share stories of teachers who inspired them. Watch Here
FUTURITY: An online news source featuring the latest discoveries in science, engineering, the environment, health, and more from North America's leading research universities.
NRC report: A New Biology for the 21st Century
Chicago Tribune Editorial: Sacrificing Science
Eight TSC Members Release New Report: America's Scientific and Medical Progress Threatened by Flat Funding for NIH Learn More
The National Academy of Science’s report, Rising Above the Gathering Storm:
Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future
Bureau of Economic Analysis New Methodology Shows R&D Spending
Adds to GDP
The National Academy of Science’s report, A Matter of Size: Triennial Review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative