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Federally Funded Research Means:Stronger National Security

Open Water Power has developed a novel aluminum-water platform technology for undersea power generation. Invented and patented by company founders at MIT, the electrochemical system provides safe, scalable and non-toxic energy storage, improving endurance of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and sensors used by the U.S. Navy.

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Federally Funded Research Means:More Efficient, Renewable Energy

Virent, Inc. converts plant-based sugars into a full range of hydrocarbon products identical to those made from petroleum, including gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and chemicals for plastics and fibers. Originally discovered at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Virent’s technology produces its hydrocarbon chemicals and fuels in a few hours, compared to the millions of years required for petroleum.

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Federally Funded Research Means:Abundant, More Resilient Crops

As the world’s population continues to grow and human activity places increasing stress on the environment, finding new ways to increase crop yields is a pressing problem. University of Nebraska spinout company Epicrop aims to address this challenge with its revolutionary epigenetic technology to improve a plant’s stress tolerance.

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Federally Funded Research Means:Life-Saving Medical Treatments

Semma Therapeutics is working to turn stem cells into insulin-producing cells for patients with type 1 diabetes. Building on groundbreaking research at Harvard University’s Stem Cell Institute, which identified a way to turn stem cells into functional, insulin-producing cells on a mass scale, the team at Semma hopes to profoundly change diabetes treatment.

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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 new study from @UMDResearch found that temporarily depleting immune cells in individuals with traumatic brain injury limited long-term brain cell loss and cognitive difficulties. 🧠 https://t.co/Rb0Yzby75o Read More
New research from @Stanford funded by @NSF and @ENERGY reveals the defects in current light materials, bringing us one step closer to accessing quantum technology. https://t.co/fe9Rih9e0j Read More
.@SUNY is launching a new research consortium that will generate a genetic map of one million people with Alzheimer’s disease over the next five years, providing critical insight for future research. #ThanksToScience https://t.co/a6NW3BeP4R Read More
With support from @NIH, researchers from @UWMadison have developed a smart toothpaste which identifies plaque for better removal during brushing, which could reduce risk of heart attacks and stroke in the future. 🦷 https://t.co/9jbkyb3bDC Read More
As concerns over coronavirus grow, a @USouthFlorida professor may have discovered an answer. His patented air purifier kills bacteria and viruses in the air, which has been shown to reduce the risk of infection from similar viruses. 🌫 https://t.co/PcPZ12I9jh Read More
Today we celebrate the life of @NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson. As one of the first African American women to ever work at the agency, her pioneering spirit will continue to inspire generations of #WomenInSTEM. https://t.co/oEA68fdYH3 Read More
After a decade of studying the fossil of a T-Rex 🦖, researchers from @UCBerkeley & @NCState uncovered mechanisms of molecular preservation & found blood vessels can be preserved in fossils. Click to learn more about the study: https://t.co/LTrifH9S7m. #ThankstoScience Read More
RT @WARF_News: @SenatorBaldwin has been named a 2020 Champion of Science by @scicoalition, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated… Read More
Today is Introduce a Girl to Engineering day AKA #GirlDay2020! Check out this piece in @NBCNews to learn how the first female dean of @nyuniversity’s @nyutandon is supporting #WomeninSTEM in the program ➡️ https://t.co/hjT7ylZwS4. #ThankstoScience 👩‍🔬 Read More
RT @NASASTEM: What can a girl do? 👧💫Anything! Today, we celebrate 'Introduce a Girl to Engineering' Day, the advancements of female engin… Read More
RT @stonybrooku: We're celebrating the first-ever bipartisan Congressional Women in STEM Caucus, a joint effort with #StonyBrookU and @scic… Read More
Nuclei have three shapes:1: ⚪ Round 2: ⬛️⬛️ Oblong 3: ❓One of the only ways to observe the third is when the nucleus wobbles like a lopsided top, which @NotreDame was able to see at @argonne – furthering confidence in nuclear physics. https://t.co/OzuWcwiqec @ENERGY Read More
We’re celebrating #EWeek2020 and the incredible engineers making advancements in infrastructure & tech! #EngineersWeek #ThankstoScience 👩‍🔬 📐⚙️ https://t.co/iWnrokJSuS Read More
RT @EngineerGirlNAE: It's National Engineers Week! All week we'll be highlighting the amazing women recently elected to membership in @theN… Read More
RT @repgregwalden: Scientific discovery fuels American prosperity, opening doors to a brighter future. I’m grateful to my alma mater @uoreg… Read More