The third annual Golden Goose Award Ceremony will take place on September 18, 2014 on Capitol Hill. Individual or teams of scientists will be awarded the GGA in front of their peers in the scientific community, Members of Congress and their staff, and members of the scientific advocacy and policy community in Washington, DC.
Science correspondent Miles O’Brien will serve
as Master of Ceremonies for the event. APLU is one of nine founding sponsors of the Golden Goose Awards.
The purpose of the Golden Goose award is to demonstrate the human and economic benefits of federally funded research by highlighting examples of seemingly obscure studies that have led to major breakthroughs and resulted in significant societal impact. Such breakthroughs include development of 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. Such breakthroughs may also have resulted in economic growth through the creation of new industries or companies.
The 2014 awardees, announced earlier this year, are: