Gardner receives COSSA Distinguished Service Award


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement after receiving the Distinguished Service Award from the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA). According to COSSA, the Distinguished Service Award “recognizes leaders who have gone above and beyond to promote, protect, and advance the social and behavioral science research enterprise.”

“It was an honor to receive the Consortium of Social Science Associations’ Distinguished Service Award and be recognized as a champion in our science community,” said Gardner. “I’ll continue to advocate for our science community and ensure they have the necessary resources to conduct their research and maintain the United States position as a global leader in scientific research.”

“Senator Gardner has demonstrated unwavering leadership on behalf of the scientific research enterprise, and social science in particular,” said Wendy Naus, executive director of the Consortium of Social Science Associations. “We are fortunate to have champions like Cory Gardner in the senate who recognize the importance of investing in scientific research—across all fields—and prioritizing research funding even in times of significant budget challenges. Senator Gardner worked across the aisle to ensure an inclusive and bipartisan process when writing the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, and the bipartisanship, transparency and diligence demonstrated by Gardner is greatly appreciated and refreshing.”

"I'm delighted to see COSSA recognize Senator Gardner with its 2017 Distinguished Service Award in acknowledgment of his strong support for science in Congress,” said Dr. Myron Gutmann, of the University of Colorado Boulder and the former director of the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Directorate for the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences. “As the director of CU Boulder's Institute of Behavioral Science, I'm especially grateful for Senator Gardner's support for social and behavioral science research, which addresses human-centered issues of national and global importance."

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