Telling Scientific Success Stories Through the Golden Goose Award

Friday, February 17, 2017: 1:30 PM-1:45 PM
Room 308 (Hynes Convention Center)
Josh Shiode, AAAS Office of Government Relations, Washington, DC
In 2012, a group of nonprofits led by AAAS and the Association of American Universities took up the charge from Representative of Tennessee to create the Golden Goose Awards to celebrate the societal impacts of silly or obscure sounding federally funded scientific research. Come hear some of the weird and wonderful tales of how scientists followed their curiosity, encountered serendipity, and overcame adversity on their way to discoveries and breakthroughs that have had profound impacts on society—from our health and wellbeing to the ways we communicate to the ways we educate our children—and about how the Award has impacted the public and policy conversations over its first five years.