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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.@waynestate researchers are helping employers get back to business with #COVID19 mitigation strategies tailored to their industry, maximizing employee safety while bringing sectors of the economy back to life. Learn more: #ThankstoScience Read More
While we are encouraged @HouseDemocrats and @HouseGOP approved modest budget increases for @USDA, @ENERGY, and @NIH, it is disappointing they would settle for funding levels that limit our nation’s research capacity and exacerbate disparities across our federal research agencies. Read More
Researchers at @BrownUniversity simulated airflow inside a car and found that having the front passenger and rear driver-side windows open reduced #COVID19 transmission. Results will inform strategies to help those sharing a car interact safely. Read More
A @NIUlive professor is recommending #COVID19 protocols based on evolutionary theory. With proper measures, people can effectively change the virus' evolutionary course and save lives. Check out other ways TSC institutions are sharing their expertise: Read More
A @NSF funded @Columbia study found low-income communities and communities of color were at higher risk for #COVID19 due to their frequent subway use. The findings will be a key public health consideration as officials level socioeconomic-driven risks. Read More
RT @SBUPrez: It was wonderful to meet with @RepGraceMeng. Thank you for being a @scicoalition Champion of Science, and a strong supporter o… Read More
.@UBuffalo hosted clinical trials of Remdesivir, which has been shown to speed up #COVID19 recovery, helping patients feel better faster and free up hospital space. The data collected at UB contributed to its eventual @US_FDA approval. #ThankstoScience Read More
A team of @UnivOfKansas researchers is creating an at-home test for #COVID19. Backed by @NIH funding, their "lab on a chip" technology could make COVID tests as readily available and easy to use as pregnancy tests. #ThankstoScience Read More
A diverse #STEM workforce advances innovation, supports our economy, and reflects the best of the scientific enterprise. Robust federal research investment is key to securing the next generation of talent, writes #ChampionofScience @RepEBJ in @dallasnews: Read More
RT @UofR: "We're not just, as we conduct research, advancing science. We're also helping our local communities...And if you do a good job,… Read More
Image From Twitter #Fundamentalresearch has been essential to pandemic response efforts. When #COVID19 hit, Dr. Angela Branche and her team at @UofR led a @NIH-sponsored study to develop and test lifesaving treatments in their community. #ThankstoScience Read More