"The programmer, like the poet, works only
slightly removed from pure thought-stuff. He
builds castles in the air, from air, creating by
exertion of the imagination."

Fred Brooks (The Mythical Man Month)

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  • NSF INSPIRE Grant. Award Date: Sep. 18, 2013. Award No: DEB-1344227. Award Amount: $999,314. Effective Jan. 1, 2014. Expires Dec. 31, 2017. INSPIRE Track 1: Is Evolvability Driven By Emergent Modularity? Biomimetic robots, gene inspired information structures, and the evolvability of intelligent agents. PI Kenneth R. Livingston, Co-PI Jodi Schwarz, Co-PI John H. Long, Co-PI Marc L. Smith, Co-PI Joshua Bongard. https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1344227
  • NSF Grant, Division of Information & Intelligent Systems. Award Date: Sep. 1, 2010. Award No: IIS-1018311. Award Amount: $102,997.00. Duration: 36 months. Co-PI. III:Small:Collaborative: Novel Techniques for Understanding Convergence in Large-Scale Markov Chain Monte Carlo Phylogenetic Analyses. Co-PI with Tiffani Williams, Texas A&M University.
  • Research Corporation Multi-investigator Cottrell College Science Award. Notification Date: Nov. 23, 2009. Co-PIs: Eric Eberhardt (Associate Professor of Chemistry) and Jodi Schwarz (Assistant Professor of Biology). Participants: Teresa Garrett (Assistant Professor of Chemistry) and Marc Smith (Assistant Professor of Computer Science). Project title: “Understanding Coral Bleaching: Effects of Thermal Stress on the Proteome and Lipidome of Symbiotic Cnidarians.”
  • NSF Course Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement Grant. Award Date: Sep. 9, 2008. Award No: DUE-0837375. Award Amount: $149,976. Co-PI. “Scaffolding Conceptually Driven Genomics Education,” is under the direction of Susan R. Singer (Carleton College), Cathryn A. Manduca (Carleton College), Jodi Schwarz (Vassar College), Marc L. Smith, Sean P. Fox (Carleton College).