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Jack Smith


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    Marshall University

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    University / College Staff

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  • Biography
    Dr. Smith is a quantum chemist who "retired" from 25 years in industry at Union Carbide and Dow Chemical, where he specialized in the application of computational chemistry to catalysis and material science. He is currently the Cyberinfrastructure Coordinator for WV Science and Research, a division of the WV Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) in Charleston, where he supports research computing for higher education throughout the state and maintains web applications used by the division and the WV EPSCoR program. Jack is also a member of the First2 Network, an NSF INCLUDES alliance, where the division serves as a backbone organization, which includes the development of a HUBzero-based collaboration portal. Jack is also a part-time staff member with the Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences (GEGAS) at Marshall University, where he has participated on several projects, mostly in support of scientific applications on Marshall’s HPC cluster (Big Green), visualization applications at their Visualization Lab, or in the development of virtual training environments. He’s also an Adjunct professor for the College of Information Technology and Engineering (CITE) at Marshall. Jack is currently involved in various modeling activities for the AFI and SENSE projects, both funded by the NSF EPSCoR program, as well as the development of a HUBzero-based collaboration portal called Aquavit that serves both projects. A more recent activity is his development of a water quality data portal within Aquavit in collaboration with the GeoEDF project at Purdue, which is funded by an NSF CSSI grant. At the National level, Jack has served various roles within the XSEDE Campus Champion program, including two terms on the Leadership Team, and the Science Gateway Community Institute (SGCI), assisting academic researchers in computational and data-intensive science using high performance computing throughout the country.

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Expanding the First2 STEM Success Network.

  • Award Number: HRD-1834595; Principal Investigator: Sarah Riley; High Rocks Educational Corporation.
  • Award Number: HRD-1834586; Principal Investigator: Juliana Serafin; Higher Education Policy Commission Division of Science and Research.
  • Award Number: HRD-1834601; Principal Investigator: Sue Ann Heatherly; Associated Universities Inc/Green Bank Observatory
  • Award Number:HRD-1834575; Principal Investigator: Erica Harvey; Fairmont State University.
  • Award Number: HRD-1834569; Principal Investigator: Gay Stewart; Co-Principal Investigators: Roxann Humbert, John Stewart, Marjorie Darrah, West Virginia University