Association of American Universities Science, Math and Engineering Working Group (AAU)
Contact: Toby Smith, Association of American Universities
AAU SME WG Mission: AAU’s website on S&T issues: http://www.aau.edu/research/research.cfm
Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF)
Contact: Sam Rankin, American Mathematical Society
Mission: The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) is an alliance of organizations united by a concern for the future vitality of the national science, mathematics, and engineering enterprise. CNSF supports the goal of increasing the national investment in the National Science Foundation's research and education programs in response to the unprecedented scientific, technological, and economic opportunities facing the United States.
CNSF website: http://www.cnsfweb.org/
Coalition for National Security Research (CNSR)
Contacts: Thomas H. Jones, Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education or William Christian, University of Texas
CNSR Mission Statement: The Coalition for National Security Research (CNSR) is a broadly-based coalition united by a commitment to a stronger defense science and technology base. Participants include scientific, engineering, mathematical and behavioral societies, academic institutions, and industrial associations. The Coalition strongly supports DoD’s Science and Technology (S&T) programs across all defense organizations, especially those defense research programs performed in our nation’s universities. DoD support of university research is essential to future defense capabilities.
These research programs bridge fundamental scientific discoveries and future military applications. In addition, they provide for the education and training of our nation’s future engineers and scientists. Moreover, the Department provides a critical investment in several disciplines including engineering, mathematics, physical, computer and behavioral sciences vital to our future security. Defense S&T programs conducted at DoD and private sector laboratories create the technologies and processes that support DoD systems, organization, and personnel. Today’s high technology systems are a result of DoD’s past investment in research and technological innovation.
CNSR urges policy makers to strengthen the nation’s investment in DoD’s S&T programs. They are vital to our nation’s technological superiority in the 21st century.
CNSR website: http://www.cnsronline.org
Energy Sciences Coalition
The Energy Sciences Coalition (ESC) is a broad based coalition of organizations representing scientists, engineers and mathematicians in universities, industry and national laboratories who are committed to supporting and advancing the scientific research programs of the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), and in particular, the DoE Office of Science. See the Mission Statement.
Contacts: Toby Smith (Association of American Universities)
ESC Website: http://www.aps.org/policy/tools/coalitions/esc
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Coalition
Contacts: James Brown (American Chemical Society) and Jodi Peterson (National Science Teacher Assoc.)
The Science Coalition (TSC)
Contact: The Science Coalition
Mission Statement: The mission of The Science Coalition, representing more than 400 member organizations, is to expand and strengthen the federal government’s investment in university-based scientific, medical, engineering and agricultural research. Sustained support for research across the entire range of scientific disciplines is the most important step the nation can take to maintain America’s position at the forefront of scientific discovery, technological innovation, and economic growth in the 21st century.
TSC Website: http://www.sciencecoalition.org/
The Task Force on the Future of American Innovation
Contacts: Doug Comer, Intel or Bob Boege, ASTRA
Mission Statement: The Task Force on the Future of American Innovation, comprised of organizations from industry and academia, advocates increased federal support for research in the physical sciences and engineering.
Task Force Website: http://www.futureofinnovation.org/