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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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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A @NotreDame econometrics professor created a model showing how social distancing can change the rate of viral transmission of #COVID19. Read how TSC institutions’ research supports officials’ public health decisions: #ThankstoScience Read More
.@UW researchers found the ocean's most common jelly bean-shaped organism SAR11 carries a virus inside that allows it to outcompete other bacteria. They're studying how it survives underwater, which could shed light on other host-virus interactions. Read More
Today’s historic @NASA and @SpaceX #LaunchAmerica mission is thanks in part to breakthroughs in #fundamentalresearch years ago. Continued investment for federal research agencies is critical to solidifying the US as a global leader in science and innovation. 🚀#ThankstoScience Read More
.@floridastate scientists’ new research, funded by @NSF, indicates radical molecules could be useful in designing materials for sensor technologies. Their magnetic properties are highly sensitive to stimuli, changing behavior depending on the condition. Read More
RT @NASA: LIVE NOW: History is about to be made. Watch as @NASA_Astronauts #LaunchAmerica to the @Space_Station from American soil for the… Read More
To alleviate the #PPE shortage during #COVID19, @u_nebraska's @unmc is using ultraviolet light to decontaminate and reuse masks. Read about other ways TSC institutions are lending their support to keep health care workers safe: #ThankstoScience Read More
Image From Twitter TSC commends #ChampionofScience @SenSchumer, @SenToddYoung, @RepRoKhanna & @RepGallagher on the Endless Frontier Act. The bill would create a @NSF Technology Directorate, and provide funds for universities to support the #STEM pipeline & expand research. Read More
In an op-ed for @thehill, 2020 #ChampionofScience @JimLangevin and @RepStefanik describe how investing in innovation through federal agencies like @DARPA will help our nation beat #COVID19 and prepare us for future health crises: #FundScience Read More
Supermassive black holes thrive under pressure. According to a @Yale study backed by @NSF, @NASA, and @Illinois_Alma, as distant galaxies form clusters, the pressure gives black holes a final feast of gas clouds, which might be shutting off star formation. Read More
.@stonybrooku researchers are working with @BrookhavenLab and @argonne on a computer model that would fast-track #COVID19 drug discovery. Read more about their collaboration and how other TSC institutions are addressing the crisis: #ThankstoScience Read More
RT @RUFedRelations: Couldn't agree more with our president, Robert Barchi. @RutgersU and our peer research institutions in @AAUniversities,… Read More
RT @NSF: .@NSF supports research nationwide and is mobilizing the scientific community to better understand and develop measures against #C… Read More
As scientists race to treat #COVID19, @UW researchers put an antibody that could neutralize the virus on the fast track. Sourced from a survivor of the SARS outbreak, it could be highly effective at attacking and eliminating other coronaviruses. Read More
To increase the supply of #PPE to #NY health care workers, a @pace_seidenberg lab at #PaceU is using a 3D printer to create a mask that gives the wearer more space to easily attach the plastic shield. Read about how TSC institutions are combating #COVID19: Read More
.@SUNY graphic design and physics students teamed up to investigate #COVID19 topics and use that data to create easy-to-understand visualizations, helping to communicate vital health information to the public. Read More