Thanks to America’s investment in science, we helped create the medicines that treat and cure illness, the renewable energy fueling a clean tomorrow, and the communication technologies that connect family and friends across the globe. Science and engineering have taken us to the depths of the ocean and the height of the stars with myriad discoveries in between.

As the next generation of student innovators, where will your imagination lead? How can investment in scientific research propel a brighter future?

The Science Coalition (TSC), a nonprofit, nonpartisan group of more than 50 research universities, is hosting a video challenge for students like you to tell us your stories! 

TSC is dedicated to growing America’s investment in fundamental science, but we cannot take support for research funding for granted. At a time of competing priorities, it is important that Congress hear why robust federal support for research is critical for our future. 

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! 

2019 Winners


1st Place – Sumit Kar, University of Nebraska Medical Center

2nd Place – Max Levy, University of Colorado Boulder

3rd Place and People’s Choice Award Winner
– Bryan Keller, Florida State University


1st PlaceLillie Xi Max Williams, Washington State University

2nd Place – Alissa Wuorinen, Marquette University