Eradication of the Screwworm

a new video on 2016 winner "The Sex Life of the Screwworm Fly"

Researchers at the world's only facility dedicated to screwworm eradication, the Comisión para la Erradicación del Gusano (COPEG) in Panama, show how the Sterile Insect Technique works. The Screwworm Barrier Maintenance Program located at COPEG is managed by both the United States and Panamanian governments and seeks to reduce the damage caused by New World screwworms, which attack livestock and other warm-blooded mammals.

Watch the 2017 Documentary Short Film

Photos from 2017 Golden Goose Award ceremony


Watch the 2017 Golden Goose Award Ceremony

PAST Golden Goose Award Documentary Short Films

Featuring: Peter Bearman, Barbara Entwisle, Kathleen Mullan Harris, Ronald Rindfuss, J. Richard Udry; Edward F. Knipling, Raymond C. Bushland; John J. Bartholdi III, Sunil Nakrani, Thomas D. Seeley, Craig A. Tovey, and John Vande Vate.

Sponsors include: American Society for Engineering Education, Cornell University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Vanderbilt University

2015 - Awardees: Walter Mischel, Yuichi Shoda, Philip K. Peake, Torsten Wiesel, David Hubel, Joel E. Cohen, and Christopher Small

Sponsors include: Texas Tech University, University of Washington, and Vanderbilt University.

2014 - Awardees: Tiffany Field, Gary Evoniuk, Cynthia Kuhn, Saul Schanberg. Preston McAfee, Paul Milgrom, Robert Wilson, and Larry Smarr

Sponsors include: American Psychological Association, Consortium of Social Science Associations, Stanford University, and Vanderbilt University.

2013 - Awardees: Thomas Brock, Hudson Freeze, Alvin Roth, David Gale, Lloyd Shapley, and John Eng

Sponsors include: American Chemical Society, Brown University, IEEE-USA, SAGE Publishing, University of California, Los Angeles, and Vanderbilt University.

2012 - Awardees: Osamu Shimomura, Martin Chalfie, Roger Tsien, Jon Weber, Eugene White, Rodney White, Della Roy, and Charles Townes

Sponsors include: Arizona State University, Association for Psychological Science, Texas Instruments, and Vanderbilt University.

past Award Ceremony Footage


2016 - Venue - Library of Congress


2015 - Venue - Library of Congress

Few things are as important as scientific research to building a better future.
— Representative Jim Cooper (D-TN)

2014 - Venue - Library of Congress

2013 Part II - Venue - Reserve Officers Association

2013 Part I - Venue - Reserve Officers Association

2012 - Venue - Gold Room, Rayburn House Office Building

Speeches by members of Congress

Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) congratulates awardees Knipling and Bushland on 2016 Golden Goose Award

Photos from past Golden Goose Award ceremonies