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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Dr. Melanie Wood, a @Harvard professor, is the first woman in mathematics to receive @NSF’s Alan T. Waterman Award, a $1M prize which recognizes her advances in #fundamentalresearch. She says she’ll use the funding to continue high risk, high reward work: Read More
.@ExynTech, which was established from research funded by @NSF, @ArmyResearchLab, @USNavyResearch, and @DARPA at @Penn, uses autonomous flight and aerial robotics to automate data collection in dangerous environments. Learn about more innovative companies: Read More
RT @Harvard: Professor Melanie Wood is the first woman to win the Waterman Award in mathematics Read More
#Fundamentalresearch at @UCRiverside initially funded by @USNavyResearch and @NSF was the foundation for Deepbits Technology. The company uses #AI to find vulnerabilities in code. Learn how federal research funding boosts innovation and economic activity: Read More
#Fundamentalresearch at @MarquetteU laid the groundwork for Marquette Energy Analytics. The company uses energy demand modeling, forecasting, and analytics to predict energy use years in advance. It's also contributed more than $1M to U.S. GDP since 2018: Read More
.@AEI’s M. Anthony Mills says new legislation to boost federal research investment is promising, but Congress must prioritize funding specifically for #fundamentalresearch to spur innovation, grow the economy, and drive U.S. competitiveness: #FundScience Read More
SupraSensor, a company born from @uoregon research, says @NSF funding was the only available resource that provided enough flexibility to get their technology off the ground. Learn how federal investment has helped more spinoff companies get their start: Read More
Tesio Pharmaceuticals is a spinoff company with roots in research conducted at @ucdavis. With @NIH funding, the founders identified a way to chemically control genetic pathways to reduce inflammation. Learn how federal funding sparks economic growth: Read More
RT @UWCoMotion: .@scicoalition reports @UW is no. 4 in the US for #economicimpact as a result of federal research investments; #CoMotionSup… Read More
With @USDA funding to get their research going, scientists from @penn_state's @agsciences formed @ConidioTec where they developed a formulation suitable for indoor pest control, adding nearly $2M to U.S. GDP along the way. More about their economic impact: Read More
RT @princeton_PEC: According to a recent report by @SciCoalition, federally funded research at #PrincetonU can be directly traced to two st… Read More
RT @doescience: Want to work at an @Energy national lab? If you're a STEM undergraduate student, apply for our Science Undergraduate Labora… Read More
A vast supply chain network means spinoff companies with single-digit staff can support hundreds, and even thousands, of jobs. Volume IV of our Sparking Economic Growth report demonstrates how 53 companies support nearly 100,000 other jobs: Read More