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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While the private sector has increased its R&D investments, @NobelPrize Laureate and @Harvard professor William Kaelin Jr. says there’s no replacement for federal investment in #fundamentalresearch, which has led to breakthroughs that might have otherwise gone undiscovered. Read More
.@universityofky researchers are conducting a groundbreaking study on drug use among Black Americans, but rather than bringing participants to a lab, the team is going directly into communities, using face-to-face connections to break scientific barriers: Read More
RT @stonybrooku: ICYMI: Congratulations to @RepGraceMeng, who received @scicoalition's prestigious Champion of Science award yesterday for… Read More
In 2019, we saw the first-ever image of a black hole. Today, @NSF reached another milestone – the first picture of the black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy. It was captured by @ehtelescope and represents the culmination of decades of federal research investment. Read More
RT @NSF: Our own black hole! Astronomers have just revealed the 1st image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way gal… Read More
RT @RepGraceMeng: I am honored to have received the Champion of Science Award from @scicoalition. I look forward to continuing to advocate… Read More
RT @sbugovrelations: .@stonybrooku presents @RepGraceMeng with @scicoalition's prestigious Champion of Science award on Capitol Hill today.… Read More
Image From Twitter Today, TSC presented #ChampionofScience @RepGraceMeng with her Wheaties box in recognition of her ongoing advocacy for #fundamentalresearch conducted at @nyuniversity, @PaceUniversity, @stonybrooku, and research institutions across the country. Thank you, Congresswoman Meng! Read More
“Investments in science and innovation are a down payment on our future… Read More
RT @RepAndyBarr: Great event w/the @scicoalition this week. I talked about boosting research for valvular heart disease through the CAROL A… Read More
Image From Twitter Thank you @RepAndyBarr for speaking at our Headliner last night! We enjoyed hearing your enthusiasm for #fundamentalresearch taking place at universities, including @universityofky, & appreciate your commitment to driving the next generation of U.S. innovation & competitiveness. Read More
An @OhioState study found @NIH funding for biomedical research not only supports scientific exploration, but also has a positive ripple effect on #STEM staff and students, serving as an entry point for them to gain experience before going conducting their own clinical research. Read More