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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Image From Twitter Thank you, @RepSusanDavis for joining our virtual Headliner Happy Hour! As a #ChampionofScience, we appreciate your dedication to supporting the next generation of #STEM talent at universities like @UCSanDiego, and keeping the U.S. the global leader in scientific innovation. Read More
#STEM jobs account for 5% of all U.S. jobs. That is why it is essential to maintain a strong pipeline of talent in the STEM workforce. Congress must pass and fully fund the #RISEAct to protect current and future STEM workers. Read More
Thank you, @RepFrankLucas, for working to provide U.S. researchers the #ResearchRelief necessary to continue their important work. Emergency funding authorized in the #RISEAct will bridge funding gaps and maintain a robust talent pipeline. Read More
Thank you to #ChampionofScience @SenCoryGardner for supporting the #RISEAct. Federal research agencies are critical partners for our colleges and universities, and they need #ResearchRelief to ensure we remain at the forefront of discovery. Read More
Image From Twitter Robust, predictable federal investment in scientific research is an “insurance policy” to help address crises like #COVID19 and mitigate the effects of delays and disruptions on in the future. More from @JimPethokoukis: #FundScience Read More
.@RepAnnaEshoo, as a #ChampionofScience, thank you for co-sponsoring the #RISEAct, which will help federal research agencies keep current projects on track and protect past federal investment in #STEM. Read More
.@SenMarkey, thank you for introducing the #RISEAct in the Senate. As a #ChampionofScience, he understands a strong research enterprise will support economic recovery and keep our nation competitive. #ResearchRelief Read More
Image From Twitter .@MarquetteU’s Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp says federal funding to support the work of the research workforce “feeds companies of the future.” A strong research enterprise is a key part of our economic recovery, creating jobs and supporting communities. #FundScience Read More
Without #ResearchRelief, the US is facing serious funding inefficiencies for research activity, which could cost billions in the long term. The #RISEAct will insulate ongoing work from delays and disruptions and provide a viable path for future projects. Read More
Image From Twitter The outcome of fundamental research isn’t always clear at the start, but history has shown these discoveries have a big impact down the line. @JimPethokoukis on why consistent federal funding matters for the economy now and in the future: Read More
Funding uncertainty, closed facilities, and reduced occupancy have plagued researchers since March, slowing productivity and leaving the future uncertain. Now more than ever, we need the #ResearchRelief in #RISEAct to help researchers get back on track and spark economic growth. Read More
Image From Twitter In a congressional career spanning 30+ years and as the first woman to chair the @AppropsDems, Rep. @NitaLowey never stopped fighting for science. On behalf of America’s scientific enterprise, thank you! #ThanksToOurChampions Read More
Image From Twitter 🚨 The deadline for the Fund It Forward Student Video Challenge has been extended! Participants now have until Oct. 26 to tell Congress why we must #FundScience to keep our country at the forefront of discovery – and earn a cash prize. Learn more: Read More
RT @STEMadvocacy: @scicoalition is hosting a video challenge for students! The power of a great story can change the world. We need your he… Read More
Image From Twitter 📆 There’s only 5 days left to enter @scicoalition’s #FundItForward Student Video Challenge! Tell us how investment in fundamental science is important to your work ➡️ #ThankstoScience Read More