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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RT @UCAdvocacy: .@scicoalition’s Sparking Economic Growth report shows how federal investment in research leads to US innovation, job creat… Read More
RT @UCAdvocacy: The partnership between federal research agencies & research institutions drives economic growth nationwide. @scicoalition’… Read More
Image From Twitter Thank you, @RepAuchincloss, for joining our Headliner event! We appreciate your dedication to federally funded #fundamentalresearch and supporting the next generation of #STEM talent at @Harvard, @MIT, and @Northeastern and research institutions across the country. Read More
.@NSF and @doescience are key drivers of #fundamentalresearch and economic activity, so we are pleased to see @HouseScience and @housesciencegop reach consensus around the importance of robust, predictable federal investment in science: #FundScience Read More
RT @PennStateGov: .@scicoalition recently reported that research at Penn State (@PSUresearch) has supported more than 2,500 jobs, generated… Read More
Using wastewater in manholes and pump stations, @UW scientists are developing a test to determine the presence of #COVID19 in communities. With supplies still limited, alternative methods of detection are key to containing the virus. #ThankstoScience Read More
.@universityofky brought together experts from across departments to create the #COVID19 Biobank, which houses more than 34,000 specimens taken from infected patients to support additional research into the virus. #ThankstoScience Read More
We are pleased to see the Senate uphold its commitment to the scientific enterprise by passing the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act. Robust research investment drives long-term economic growth and will ensure the U.S. remains competitive in the global research ecosystem. Read More
.@UWMadison researchers developed a tool to equitably prioritize #COVID19 vaccinations, using demographic data to identify those most at risk for severe complications. Learn how TSC institutions are maximizing vaccine supplies: #ThankstoScience Read More
Together with @CDCgov, a @WestVirginiaU study observed mask-wearing around campus. Their observations will be used to boost info around #COVID19 mitigation efforts, one of many ways TSC institutions are leading educational initiatives in their communities. Read More
RT @uiowa: A number of Iowa-based companies trace their roots to University of Iowa research that helps them create jobs, boost the local a… Read More
A research team at @UMich created a symptom checklist app to help users determine if they are safe to enter the workplace during #COVID19. Check out all the ways TSC institutions are working to track the virus in local communities: #ThankstoScience Read More