Cooper, who pioneered the Golden Goose Award to celebrate federally funded research with unexpected benefits to society, will retire from Congress at the end of this term.
The Golden Goose Award spotlights scientific research that may have appeared obscure, sounded funny, or for which the results were unforeseen at the outset but ultimately, and often serendipitously, led to breakthroughs.
Investing in scientific innovation can build a more competitive U.S. economy, said Sudip Parikh, chief executive officer of AAAS and executive publisher of the Science family of journals, in testimony before the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee on April 27.
A review of requested funding for manufacturing R&D programs at the Defense Department, Department of Energy, NIST, and the National Science Foundation.
A review of proposed research funding at the USDA and environment-focused agencies including the U.S. Geological Survey, EPA and NOAA.