Graduate student Jack McErlean has been accepted into the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The program is the country’s oldest fellowship program that directly supports graduate students in various STEM fields. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education.
Jack is an incoming graduate student, and is broadly interested in geometry and topology. While he's already interested in pure topics like symplectic geometry and low-dimensional topology, he want to explore applications of tools from geometry and topology to areas such as machine learning and data science.
Welcome Jack, and congratulations!