Please join the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association of American Universities, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Breakthrough Institute, The Science Coalition, Task Force on American Innovation and the Progressive Policy Institute
as they announce the creation of the
"Golden Goose Award"
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The Gold Room
2168 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC
Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.)
Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.)
Dr. Alan Leshner, CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science
The “Golden Goose Award” is a new science award aimed at demonstrating the human and economic benefits of federally funded research. It will highlight examples of seemingly obscure studies that have led to such major breakthroughs as life-saving medicines and treatments; game-changing social and behavioral insights; and major technological advances related to national security, energy, the environment, communications, and public health.
The award is being created and jointly launched by a coalition of organizations that believe that federally funded basic scientific research is the cornerstone of American innovation and essential to our economic growth and global competitiveness.