The Science Coalition is a founding organization of the Golden Goose Award. The purpose of the Golden Goose Award is to demonstrate the human and economic benefits of federally funded research by highlighting examples of seemingly obscure studies that have led to major breakthroughs and resulted in significant societal impact.
ScienceWorksForU.S. is a joint project of The Science Coalition, the Association of American Universities and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities to inform policymakers and the public of the devastating impact that sequestration is having on federally funded scientific research.
Universities conduct the majority of basic scientific and medical research in the United States and, as such, are ground zero for the discovery and innovation that fuels the economy, as well as for the education of future scientists, engineers, doctors, teachers and entrepreneurs.
Close the Innovation Deficit is an effort by the business, higher education, scientific, and high-tech manufacturing communities who are concerned about cuts and stagnating federal investments in research and higher education at a time when other nations are investing heavily in these areas. The Science Coalition supports the effort to Close the Innovation Deficit and believes sustained federal investments in research and higher education are necessary to develop the ideas, people, and innovations that power our economy, create jobs, improve health, and strengthen our national security.
What does science hold for the future? SCIENCE 2034 is an initiative by The Science Coalition to mark our 20th anniversary by looking forward 20 years and focusing on the possibilities of the future.
While we don’t know what the next “Big Thing” will be, we can make some educated predictions about how well-funded scientific research might change our lives and our world. At www.Science2034.org we ask scientists, policymakers and thought leaders to weigh in and tell us what they think science will enable 20 years from now and what that will mean to individuals, society and the world.
On March 21st, 2006, University of California Riverside Chancellor France A. Córdova presented a Champion of Science Award to Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA) on behalf of The Science Coalition, which was co-founded by the University of California. Calvert is Chairman of the Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee for the House Committee on Science.
“Ken Calvert works tirelessly to improve public education, the environment and the advancement of NASA – all issues particularly near and dear to my heart,” said Chancellor Cordova, who worked for NASA as a chief scientist.The Congressman was honored for his ardent support for science, which includes his establishment of the Science and Technology Education Partnership. This partnership is inspiring students to pursue careers in science, math, engineering and technology.
Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona, accepts an award at the Mission Inn Tuesday recognizing his service to science, and to the University of California. At the right are UC Riverside Chancellor France A. Córdova, Eric Juline, a UC Regent and Vice President of the Alumni Associations of UC, and UC President Robert Dynes.