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Golden Goose Award

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.


Innovation Deficit

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.


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In the News Archive


Needed: Buckets of Research

Two seemingly unrelated items of medical news: Ebola is devastating West Africa and may spread around the world, and the entertaining ice bucket challenge has raised $115 million for ALS...

White House Chronicle: Science 2034

The truth is that the amount of money the U.S. spends on medical research is falling precipitously. It has been hit by budget worries in Congress, sequestration, and the decline...

Third Annual Golden Goose Awards Ceremony Honors Odd, Obscure Research That Led to Groundbreaking Discoveries

Eight researchers were honored at the third annual Golden Goose Award ceremony on September 18, for their roles in improving the health of premature infants and in paving the way...

U.S. Research Excels In Return On Investment, VP Glen Laine Tells National Press Club Roundtable

Though nations like China may threaten to surpass the United States’ annual investment in research and development, they are unlikely to surpass America’s return on that investment, Texas A&M University...

The Scientific Research Community Is Still Freaking Out About Sequestration

Months after Congress restored some of the deep spending cuts it had made to scientific research budgets, scientists are warning that the fix didn't do nearly enough. At a roundtable conference...

Panel: Federal Science Cuts Hurt U.S. Competitiveness

A panel of research executives from 10 universities in the U.S. told of the harmful impact of Federal spending cuts on science in the past few years, which the panelists...

TSC and AAU Host 'All Things Research 2014' Media Roundtable

On July 9, 2014, The Science Coalition and the Association of American Universities (AAU) hosted their 5th annual media roundtable, “All Things Research 2014”, featuring 10 senior research officers from...

The PECASE Winners Offer Advice

In town this week to receive their awards, the winners of the most prestigious U.S. government prize for young scientists had some advice for anyone hoping to follow in their...

MSNBC Morning Joe: Saying Goodbye to Science

Are sequestration cuts and a tight federal budget causing the country’s top young scientists to become “disenchanted or lured to better opportunities elsewhere,” as the Huffington Post’s Sam Stein writes?...

America's Top Young Scientists Warn Of Systemic Brain Drain: Colleagues 'Sort Of Disappear'

Every three years, a diverse group of top scientists from around the world convenes at the International Conference of Gas Hydrates. The meetings, which have been taking place since 1993,...

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