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Jason Taylor awarded 2008 EPA-STAR Fellowship

Sept. 16, 2008

Jason Taylor, a PhD student in Biology, was awarded a Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The fellowship is highly competitive and limited to the most outstanding graduate students in ecological and environmental science in the country. The fellowship provides full tuition, stipend, and research expenses in the amount of $111,000 over a 3-year period.

Taylor was selected based on several academic criteria, including the merit of his dissertation proposal entitled "Incorporating trophic interactions into biological measures of nutrient enrichment in support of numerical thresholds for aquatic life use attainment in wadable streams." Taylor is studying under the advisement of Dr. Ryan S. King, Assistant Professor of Biology.

This is the first STAR PhD Fellowship awarded to any student at Baylor University.