The Science Coalition today gave Senator Lamar Alexander its “Champion of Science” award in recognition of his strong and continued advocacy for basic research funding. “Senator Alexander knows first-hand the role basic research plays in driving our economy and keeping America competitive in the global marketplace,” said John Edward Sexton, President of New York University. “Senator Alexander understands that spending for scientific research is not an expense, but rather an investment in America’s future,” Sexton added. A dozen representatives from Science Coalition universities accompanied Sexton at the event on Capitol Hill.

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