Laura Rodman is a grant/proposal writer and former research scientist. Laura’s expertise combines scientific and technical understanding with strong proposal writing skills. She has over 29 years of experience in developing, writing, and editing proposals, white papers, and research publications. Laura has the analytical background and ability to grasp key innovations and to write about them clearly and persuasively. As a former researcher working under government sponsorship, she has first-hand knowledge of the specific requirements of R&D proposals. Laura has written award-winning proposals on federal, state, and private projects and has helped her clients win funding ranging from $50,000 to $8 million from NSF, NASA, and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Education, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, and Transportation. Her specialty area is NSF grant writing, and she has written 23 awarded NSF proposals totaling $12.8 million.
Laura has an MS and PhD from Stanford University, School of Engineering, and an SB in engineering from MIT. She also studied geography and geographic information systems (GIS) at Sonoma State University. Laura has been the Principal Investigator on a wide range of research projects. Her technical background includes the physical sciences and engineering, GIS, geospatial analysis, data mining, knowledge-based systems, relational database systems, fluid mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), software development, and numerical analysis. She lives with her family in Santa Rosa, California and has worked with WWG since 2010.