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Sam Taylor ’09 Awarded 2020 Sloan Research Fellowship

Sam Taylor ’09 Awarded 2020 Sloan Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Sam Taylor ’09, who has been awarded a prestigious research fellowship for 2020 by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Per the Sloan Foundation website, “These… scholars represent the most promising scientific researchers working today. Their achievements and potential place them among the next generation of scientific leaders in the U.S. and Canada. Winners receive $75,000, which may be spent over a two-year term on any expense supportive of their research.”

While at TCNJ, Sam was awarded the Carl N. Shuster Award (2007), the Roberts S. Duncan Memorial Award (2008), and the SECOR Award and Goldstein Algebra Award (2009). After graduating from TCNJ in 2009 with a double major in Mathematics and Economics, Sam went to the University of Texas at Austin where he studied geometric topology under the direction of Alan Reid. In 2014, he earned his PhD and became an NSF postdoctoral fellow and Gibbs Assistant Professor at Yale University. Since 2017, Sam has been an Assistant Professor at Temple University.