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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Image From Twitter Tomorrow is the second anniversary of @WomenSTEMCaucus! Two years ago, TSC joined @RepHoulahan, @RepDLesko, @RepHaleyStevens, and @RepWalorski for the launch of the first-ever congressional caucus to support women in #STEM fields. Read More
Women remain vastly underrepresented in #STEM fields: In 2019, women accounted for just 35% of physical scientists, 26% of computer and mathematical scientists, and 16% of engineers, according to @NSF_NSB’s 2022 Science and Engineering Indicators report: Read More
#STEM is a core sector of the U.S. economy. With the STEM workforce accounting for 23% of the total U.S. labor force, boosting investments in STEM education and worker training can create high-paying jobs and generate significant economic growth. Read More
U.S. funding for basic research is declining while other countries – including China – are ramping up R&D investments. Learn more from @NSF_NSB’s 2022 Science and Engineering Indicators report. Read More
The U.S. is the world’s biggest investor in basic research, but federal investment in #fundamentalresearch is declining. @NSF_NSB’s 2022 Science and Engineering Indicators report affirms strong research investment is key to maintain U.S. competitiveness: Read More
.@NSF_NSB’s 2022 Science and Engineering Indicators report shows that the United States’ participation is critical to the world’s science and research ecosystem. Learn why robust and consistent federal investment in science is key for global innovation: Read More
Increasing diversity in #STEM fields strengthens the scientific process and improves U.S. education, the workforce, and economy. Check out @NSF_NSB’s 2022 Science and Engineering Indicators report to learn more: Read More
Today: Don’t miss @NSF_NSB’s briefing on the 2022 Science & Engineering Indicators report. Tune in at 12:30pm ET for the latest on what’s going on in the U.S. science and engineering ecosystem: Read More
RT @NSF_NSB: 2022 Science and Engineering Indicators: The State of U.S. Science and Engineering is now live! NSB’s congressionally mandated… Read More
RT @UFdcp: .@UF Architecture student Austen DeGrenier recently submitted this video to @scicoalition in collaboration with SHARE Lab. Auste… Read More