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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.@HopkinsMedicine & @HopkinsEngineer researchers created the COVID-HEART predictor to assess the chances of a #COVID19 patient experiencing cardiac arrest or blood clots. It also alerts doctors so they can prioritize high-risk patients and intervene early. https://t.co/6eVSJrc5fE Read More
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Image From Twitter Thank you @RepGwenMoore for joining us for today’s Headliner! From your work on @HouseScience to secure robust funding for #fundamentalresearch to your efforts to increase diversity in the #STEM workforce at @MarquetteU, @UWMadison, and beyond, we are grateful for your advocacy. https://t.co/SiyAPEGbSe Read More
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This year's @NobelPrize in Economic Sciences was awarded to @UCBerkeley’s David Card and @MIT’s Joshua D. Angrist, both @Princeton alumni, and @Stanford’s Guido W. Imbens, a @BrownUniversity grad, whose natural experiments have revolutionized empirical research. Congratulations! https://t.co/BjCthueNdL Read More
RT @Stanford: Congratulations to Guido Imbens, who has been awarded a share of the 2021 #NobelPrize in Economic Sciences for his work that… Read More
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Image From Twitter Attention students! 🗣 If you’re passionate about science, research, or our country’s #STEM future, check out @scicoalition’s #FundItForward Student Video Challenge. Submit a video and you could earn a cash prize. Closes Oct. 18: https://t.co/N4H7DlPqFM #ThankstoScience https://t.co/iQhteNZ3lT Read More