Research: The Future is NowUniversity researchers are conducting the research of tomorrow today

From advanced materials and quantum information science to biotechnology, artificial intelligence, clean energy, and microelectronics and semiconductors, researchers are utilizing federal funding to conduct future-driven research.

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University Researchers Play a Critical Role inCombating COVID-19

TSC institutions are leading the charge to combat COVID-19, from supplying local hospitals with 3D printed personal protection equipment to working tirelessly for a vaccine and treatments to addressing the country’s testing shortage. Discover how researchers at TSC institutions are combating COVID-19 and setting the stage to mitigate – and possibly avoid – future public health crises.

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Sparking Economic GrowthHow Fundamental Research Drives Economic Growth and Innovation

View the latest release of The Science Coalition’s Sparking Economic Growth report, which highlights U.S. companies born out of federally funded fundamental research and their role in spurring economic activity across the country.

The 53 companies featured in volume four support nearly 100,000 jobs, attract billions of dollars in research grants, and contribute more than $1.3 billion in U.S. GDP throughout the supply chain of all 50 states, despite being based in only 12 states.

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About Us

Established in 1994, the Science Coalition is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of more than 50 of the nation’s leading public and private research universities. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, it is dedicated to sustaining the federal government’s investment in fundamental scientific research as a means to stimulate the economy, spur innovation, and drive American competitiveness.

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Our Initiatives

The Science Coalition works to demonstrate the benefits of fundamental scientific research to the public and to celebrate the work that legislators, agency officials, and university researchers do every day to promote fundamental research. Learn more about our most recent Champion of Science Award reception below.

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TSC In Action

The Science Coalition regularly hosts events with current and former members of Congress, administration officials, and other stakeholders. Below you can browse photos that highlight some of our recent meetings and events.

Why Science Matters

If America wants to maintain our innovative edge, create meaningful jobs and realize economic growth, then we must make funding for scientific research a national priority.

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Fund It Forward Student Video Challenge

The power of a great story can change the world. We need your help – your stories – to spread the word about why science matters. Help us remind Congress that now is the time to invest in science, that now is the time to Fund it Forward!

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In his first #StateoftheUnion speech since #CHIPSandScience was passed, @POTUS must spotlight the role federally funded research plays in achieving our nation’s highest aims & lay out his plan to secure bipartisan funding to fulfill the bill's objectives: Read More
Image From Twitter In 1962, @JohnsHopkins professor James West co-invented the foil electret microphone 🎤– today, 90% of microphones use principles from that creation. West also holds over 250 patents and mentors aspiring engineers at @HopkinsEngineer: #BlackHistoryMonth Read More
Image From Twitter Before she was a @Harvard professor or @NIH scientist whose mRNA research proved key for #COVID19 vaccines, @KizzyPhD was a @UofMaryland student and @stonybrooku intern making her way.Her advice for aspiring #WomeninSTEM: "Explore." #BlackHistoryMonth Read More
RT @UO_Research: Mea Songo-Casey’s video about research on the visual systems of the octopus brain won the Fund it Forward video challenge… Read More
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#FundamentalResearch isn't limited to beakers and Bunsen burners – it's also at the heart of emerging tech and innovation. @mercatus' Agnes Gambill West on how federal research funding leads to unexpected discoveries and economic growth across sectors: Read More
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Maria Spiropulu & Michael Turner, chairs of @TheNASEM's @NSF- & @ENERGY-funded Committee on Elementary Particle Physics, agree investments to develop particle physics tools "always pay off, often with big surprises that change the course of science." More: Read More
.@RepCasten: #CHIPSandScience put the U.S. on a path toward greater investment in high-tech R&D. In his '24 budget request, @POTUS must call for full funding for innovative and existing federal energy R&D programs to follow through on this historic moment. Read More
Of all seven continents, Antarctica is the:❄️ Coldest 🥶 ❄️ Highest 🗻 ❄️ Driest 🧊 ❄️ Windiest 💨...and home to @NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, which supports critical research projects in astronomy, astrophysics, air and ozone, and seismology. Learn more ⬇️ Read More
Cancel your weekend plans... the dark skies created by the new moon on Jan. 21 will make for optimal viewing of a green comet ☄️as it passes by the planet. It could be 50,000 years before you get another chance to see it! More on this glowing phenomenon: Read More
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A recent study which analyzed scientific papers published between 1945 and 2010 and 3.9 million patents found the proportion of "disruptive" papers being published fell, signaling a decrease in new discoveries with the potential to drive economies, improve health, and more. Read More
RT @ARCSFoundation: #ARCSScholarAlum Mea Songo-Casey won the #FundItForward Video Challenge by @scicoalition. Her video explains why unders… Read More