Baylor centers and institutes located in the BRIC bring diverse yet complementary perspectives to bear on vexing technical challenges, approaching complex problems with a collective body of knowledge.

The Baylor Institute for Air Science will be opening BRIC labs for research in space weather observation, analysis and forecasting human factors aircraft design, aircrew resource management, pilot fatigue, glass cockpit training, and advanced avionics.

The Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research (CASPER), with six theoretical and experimental groups, is conducting nationally and internationally collaborative research in dusty plasmas, gravitoelectrodynamics, protoplanetary and protostellar evolution, luminosity curves of white dwarf stars, superstring and M-theory and other topics.

The Center for Spatial Research is involved in research projects spanning a broad array of fields, including water quality, waste water management, airborne remote sensing, wildfire ecology, and hydropower/renewable energy.

The Quantum Optics Laboratory, founded and directed by National Academy of Sciences member, Dr. Marlan O. Scully, is currently conducting research focused on quantum laser spectroscopy, photonic quantum heat engines, and quantum coherence enhancement of photovoltaics and surface plasmon lasers (spasers). His lab will be up and running in Spring 2013.