Press Releases:

Golden Goose Award Ceremony for 2014 Honors Eight Scientists

Golden Goose Award Ceremony Honors 8 Scientists on 9-18

Golden Goose Award Announcement – Massaging Rat Pups Leads to Thriving Premature Infants – 9-4-14

Economists Behind the FCC’S SPECTRUM Auctions to Receive Golden Goose Award 7-17-14

Larry Smarr Named First 2014 Golden Goose Award Recipient – 2-15-14

Golden Goose Awards Ceremony Honors Six Researchers – September 19, 2013

Two New Golden Goose Awards Announced – September 12, 2013

Dr. John Eng – 2013 Golden Goose Awardee – July 30, 2013

Golden Goose Award Ceremony – September 13, 2012

Announcement of the Golden Goose Award – April 25, 2012


Congress Should Help the U.S. by Reversing Its Recent History of Starving Basic Research – Scientific American

UM Researcher Pioneered Massaging Premature Infants to Stimulate Growth – Miami Herald

Golden Goose award presented to Duke researchers for rat study

How Black Holes Led to the Creation of Web Browsers – Scientific American

Golden Goose Awards: Honk If You Support Basic Research – Social Science Space

Awards Honor Serendipity and Humor in Science – NPR

Golden Goose Awards Honor Strange Science – Yahoo News

 How a fluorescent jellyfish – and federal dollars – helped fight AIDS – Washington Post

“Research is an investment in the long run. You can’t predict what you’re going to get,” said Chalfie, whose research on “green fluorescent protein” was funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.”

Golden Goose Awards: Your tax dollars at work for science research – LA Times

Science Oddities Win Golden Goose – NBC News

Golden Goose Awards Honor “Silly” Science – CBS News and Fox News

It’s Time to Get Serious About Scientific Discovery – The Washington Post

“Scientific know-how, the engine of American prosperity, is especially critical amid intense budgetary pressures. Federal investments in R&D have fueled half of the nation’s economic growth since World War II. This is why a bipartisan team of U.S. lawmakers joined a coalition of science, business and education leaders to launch the Golden Goose Awards.”

Of Geese and Fleece – The New York Times

Why the sex life of the screwworm deserves taxpayer dollars – The Washington Post

Who Will Win the First Golden Goose Award? – Science Magazine

 White House and Congressional Releases:

Basic Research, Game Changing Benefits – White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Senator Coons – Dear Colleague letter to Members of Congress

Representatives Cooper, Holt, Dent and Hultgren – Dear Colleague letter to Members of Congress

Golden Goose Award: Scientific Research Investments Pay Off – White House OSTP

Ranking Member Johnson Congratulates the Golden Goose Awardees for Their Groundbreaking Research Accomplishments

Golden Goose Award Goes to MED Professor Emeritus

Higher Education Publications: 

Congressman’s ‘Golden Goose’ Aims to Stand Proxmire’s Award on Its Head – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Feathering the Golden Fleece – Inside Higher Ed


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