January 28, 2013
The Science Coalition today presented Congresswoman Louise Slaughter with its Champion of Science Award in recognition of her strong commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States and the state of New York at the forefront of scientific discovery and technological innovation. The award was presented to Congresswoman Slaughter by University of Rochester President Joel Seligman at an event at the University. University of Rochester representatives including Medical Center CEO Bradford Berk, researchers and students attended the event.
“I am delighted to present this award to one of the greatest advocates for higher education and research in Congress today,” said University of Rochester President Joel Seligman. “Congresswoman Slaughter is a true friend of science and we could have no better champion. Her passion, leadership and tenacity in support of university-based scientific research help fuel the innovation and discoveries that allow us to enhance the nation’s global competitiveness, drive economic growth, strengthen national security, and improve lives.”
“Even in these tough economic times, Congress must make the investments in scientific research and technological innovation that will allow our country to meet each challenge,” said Slaughter. “In an age when our politics often give us reason for despair, the constant progress of science gives us confidence in the realization of a better tomorrow.”