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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RT @WHOSTP: Today, @POTUS signed an Executive Order to re-establish the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST). PC… Read More
RT @HouseAgDems: We are on a new path forward as a nation. Climate innovation leads to economic growth and stability for America’s farmers… Read More
RT @EnergyCommerce: We are on a new path forward as a nation. Clean energy innovation leads to clean energy jobs which brings economic grow… Read More
RT @CoalitionNSF: Science has harnessed electricity, broadened our borders with air travel, & eradicated devastating diseases including sma… Read More
Thanks to federal investment in #fundamentalresearch, researchers are closer to #ScientificSolutions to combat #COVID19. Check out the work our institutions are conducting to inform policy and support their communities: Read More
RT @AAUniversities: Our nation's scientists have been hard at work searching for #ScientificSolutions to the #COVID19 pandemic. As we work… Read More
RT @HouseScience: Science has harnessed electricity, broadened our borders with air travel, & eradicated devastating diseases including sma… Read More
RT @RepHaleyStevens: In order to lead the world in scientific innovation & discovery, we must leverage the power of American workers & push… Read More
Welcome @RITtigers to The Science Coalition! RIT has a long history of public and private sector research partnerships, and with its growing research workforce, we are looking forward to working together to support the #STEM pipeline, foster economic growth, and combat #COVID19. Read More
We look forward to working with @POTUS, @VP, and the entire administration to ensure the US remains a leader in science and innovation by investing in #fundamentalresearch to combat the pandemic, grow the STEM workforce, and support economic recovery. #Inaguration2021 Read More
Science is critical to addressing the nation's most pressing issues, and we look forward to working with the Biden administration and the entire science policy team. Read More
We are encouraged by the Biden administration to elevate the Office of Science and Technology Policy to a cabinet-level agency, & congratulate @eric_lander for his nomination to lead the agency at time when science and #fundamentalresearch are critical to addressing the pandemic. Read More
#DYK @USDA_NIFA is a key convener of #fundamentalresearch in #agriculture? Robust, predictable federal funding drives innovation in the sector, including next-gen farming technology to protect our planet and address food insecurity. Read more: #FundScience Read More
Decades of federally funded #fundamentalresearch provided the foundation to develop #COVID19 vaccines in record time. Continued investment is key to mitigate the next crisis: “Funding scientific research is buying an insurance policy for a better future.” Read More