• Doctoral student earns prestigious EPA fellowship

    WaterThere are all kinds of environmental studies and research efforts going on Baylor, and doctoral student Jason Taylor is only the latest to benefit from it all.

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Taylor has earned one of only a handful of the highly competitive Science to Achieve Results (STAR) fellowships given by the EPA. The award is given to the nation’s most outstanding graduate students in ecological and environmental science and provides $111,000 over three years to cover tuition, stipend and research expenses.

    According to the press release, Taylor’s dissertation “involves two related studies that will contribute to the refinement and development of ecological indicators of nutrient pollution in freshwater streams.” (Read the abstract here.) Results from the studies will help water quality managers keep water supplies usable for both freshwater animals and humans.

    Sic ’em, Jason!