The Science Coalition (TSC) announced Mea Songco-Casey, ARCS Scholar at the University of Oregon, as the winner of the Fund it Forward Student Video Challenge. Students currently enrolled at TSC member institutions were asked to create a video explaining their personal connection to fundamental research and why Congress should continue to invest in the partnership between federal research agencies and their university counterparts. Mea explains why understanding the octopus visual system matters and the role that federal funding plays in supporting her research.
The Science Coalition is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of more than 50 of the nation's leading public and private research universities. It is dedicated to sustainng the federal government's investment in fundamental scientific research as a means to stimulate the economy, spur innovation and drive American competitiveness. Here are the Members of the Coalition.