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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With @NIH funding, @floridastate researchers launched Autism Navigator, a company that provides web-based tools to support children with autism spectrum disorder. Learn how federal funding grows researchers into innovative entrepreneurs: #ThankstoScience Read More
.@instrumems creates sensors that measure velocity, temperature, and humidity of gaseous flows, and it all started as a project at @Princeton. Thanks to funding from @NSF and @USNavyResearch, they’ve turned #fundamentalresearch into a standalone company: Read More
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ParaTools, which develops tools for high performance computing, began as a research project at @uoregon. Since its founding in 2016, the company has contributed $3M to U.S. GDP – one of many innovative companies creating economic value: #FundScience Read More
#Fundamentalresearch funded by @DARPA at @MIT laid the groundwork for @AyarLabs. The company uses light to communicate data between computer chips instead of electricity, making them faster and more efficient. Learn how federal funding drives innovation: Read More
Thanks to funding from the @DeptofDefense and @NSF, a team of @Northeastern researchers took their work and created @bionetsonar, a company that develops sonar medical implants. Learn about other spinoff companies sparking economic growth nationwide: Read More
RT @UOAdvocates: All 53 spinoff companies in the @scicoalition’s Sparking Economic Growth report, including 3 from @uoregon, drive innovati… Read More
AirLift Environmental is the result of @NIH- and @EPA-funded research at @UNLincoln. The veteran-owned business develops solutions to treat groundwater contamination. Learn about more spinoff companies born from federal research investment: #FundScience Read More
RT @UCAdvocacy: #DYK federally funded research at @scicoalition institutions (including @UofCalifornia) supports thousands of jobs at spino… Read More
RT @NYUGovAffairs: @scicoalition released its Sparking Economic Growth report that highlights 53 spinoff companies created from universitie… Read More
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RT @UOAdvocates: .@uoregon is proud to be a part of @invivobiosystem story, which got started thanks to @NIH funding. InVivo Biosystems ena… Read More
#COVID19 has compounded barriers and delayed important career milestones for #WomeninSTEM. It's critical that federal research agencies have the necessary funding to provide flexibility and resources to get women researchers back on track: #FundScience Read More