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Williams, D., (2023) Group Exhibition, Curated by Shaina Gates

Williams, D. (2023) Solo exhibition at Oresman Gallery, Smith College

Williams was selected through a multi-year, competitive process to be exhibited in "New Worlds," a major exhibition on view from April 14 - August 4, 2024, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.. One of the first major exhibitions to follow NMWA’s reopening after renovation, "New Worlds" will immerse visitors in the museum’s renewed spaces. It is the seventh and largest installment of the museum’s Women to Watch exhibition series, featuring the work of 28 National and International artists.

Williams has been selected as one of five artists representing Georgia in a curated exhibition sponsored by the National Museum of Women in the Arts at the Atlanta Contemporary Museum. Williams is currently exhibiting a media installation at the European Cultural Center’s Palazzo Bembo in tandem with the 59th Venice Art Biennale. Additionally, they are exhibiting an installation at the 2022 Florence Night Out Festival and are presenting a solo exhibition at the Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art at Augusta University.

NSF MRI Grant, “Acquisition of integrated laser scanning/spinning disk confocal microscopy system to advance multidisciplinary research and training at Mount Holyoke College” (co-PI with Ken Colodner, Kyle Broaders, Kerstin Nordstrom, and Jared Schwartzer), September 2018 - August 2021

Craig Woodard received a National Science Foundation (NSF) DBI Grant, "UBM-Institutional: Collaborative Research: Four College Biomath Consortium," with Amherst, Smith and Hampshire Colleges. (Mount Holyoke co-PI: Martha Hoopes), September 1, 2011-August 31, 2016.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2008 Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education Grant (with Janice Hudgings) September 2008 - August 2012

Craig Woodard received a grant from the George I. Alden Trust Grant “Microscopy Equipment for Introductory and Intermediate Science Labs” (PI--working with several other faculty) March 2008 - February 2009

The George I. Alden Trust

NSF MRI Grant, “Acquisition of Genomics Instrumentation at Mount Holyoke College” (Co-Author with PIs: Sarah Bacon, Amy Frary, Lilian Hsu, Megan Nunez and Sharon Stranford)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Mini-Grant “Seeding commitments to diversity: Disseminating effective retention and mentoring programs” (with Wendy Raymond of Williams College and others)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2004 Undergraduate Science Award (with Sean Decatur) September 2004–August 2008