A coalition of 50 research universities has cited U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro for her support of funding basic scientific research. She is among 28 members of Congress who were honored Wednesday with a “champion of science” award.
“Each of you has been a vital leader in this cause,” said Boston University President Robert A. Brown. “You have visited our campuses and talked with researchers, and you have educated your colleagues about the enormous payback from federal funding for research. You have formed partnerships across the aisle to maintain funding for America’s premier research agencies, even in times of austerity, and to improve America’s competitiveness through technological innovation and improved STEM education. Individually and together you are making a difference. You are true champions of science.”