Detailed list of spending in the federal stimulus bill.

Detailed list of spending in the federal stimulus bill.

From Probublica.org, a detailed budget. Looks like the House will pass this today pretty much in this form. A couple of highlights: Nearly $16 billion for Pell grants and $3 billion for National Science Foundation programs. I’m very disappointed in the...

A monster grant proposal done.

A monster grant proposal done.

We completed and filed our NSF proposal today. Between this and last year’s submission (funny post here), I’ve spent at least 300 hours on it, and Cara has probably spent nearly that many. Ten for me just yesterday. This is a big investment for LRRD. The...

A light at the end of the proposal tunnel.

A light at the end of the proposal tunnel.

Blog posts are sparse because I’ve been chained to the computer, working on our NSF proposal for resubmittal, for days now. Just a few more to go. One more lost weekend. Here’s a Wordle cloud. I don’t suppose there’s an evil genius out there...

US next to last in evolution literacy.

US next to last in evolution literacy.

Working on our NSF proposal, I visited the Earth Science Literacy Project and was shocked to see this: A deep schism is opening up within our country: at the same time that tremendous scientific advances are being made, increasing percentages of Americans are refusing...

Museums, grant writing, record rainfall in St. Louis.

Museums, grant writing, record rainfall in St. Louis.

We’re super busy these days–Cara and I are mostly working on resubmitting an NSF grant due in early January. We have collaborators at SIUC and a few other universities. This photo is typical–it’s such hard work, and has consumed many of my...