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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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
RT @UOAdvocates: .@ RonWyden, @SenJeffMerkley, @RepPeterDeFazio, thanks for your support of federally funded research that helped start the… Read More
RT @SciPhilOrg: A new report by the @scicoalition uses the #pandemic as a case study, specifically the rapid development of #mRNA vaccines,… Read More
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
RT @UOAdvocates: “The cooperation between companies, universities, and the federal government helps create and support small businesses in… Read More
The partnership between federal research agencies and research institutions drives economic growth nationwide. TSC’s Sparking Economic Growth report highlights 53 companies founded as a direct result of this partnership. Learn more: #FundScience Read More
RT @UOAdvocates: Yesterday, @scicoalition released the Sparking Economic Growth report, which highlights US companies born out of federally… Read More
RT @doescience: Calling all STEM graduate students! Apply by May 5 for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program for the chan… Read More
Today in @Axios, @bryanrwalsh showcases TSC's Sparking Economic Growth report highlighting how federally funded university research creates jobs and builds economic value. Continued investment in #fundamentalresearch is key to #COVID19 recovery: Read More