CRASR NewsBaylor Scientists Aim to Design Safer Chemicals for Humans and Environment with Multimillion Dollar Grant
Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science and biomedical studies in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences and director of the environmental science graduate program and the environmental health science program, will lead the research core on a four-year, $4.4 million project aimed at designing chemicals and materials that are less toxic to humans and the environment. Please see full story by Tonya Lewis with Baylor Media.
Lemon Shark to Aquatic Toxicology
Dr. Jason Berninger, Baylor Ph.D. graduate now a National Research Council Associate (NRC) with the US EPA in Duluth, MN is featured on page 8-9 of the Winter 2013-14 edition of the NRC Research Associateship Program Newsletter entitled, "Lemon Shark to Aquatic Toxicology". Please see attached article for full details.
Ruth Patrick, 105, a Pioneer in Science and Pollution Control Efforts, Is Dead
Ruth Patrick, a pioneer in studying the health of freshwater streams and rivers who laid the scientific groundwork for modern pollution control efforts, died on Monday in Lafayette Hill, Pa. She was 105. Article by William Dickie, The New York Times.
Whales record major life events in their earwax
Now, for the first time researchers have used the earwax to study a whale's exposure to ocean contaminants from birth to death. "This has opened the floodgates for doing some great analysis," says Sascha Usenko of Baylor University, Waco, Texas. "Now we can look at the impact of ocean contaminants on these organisms historically, which has always been very hard to address." Please see article by Alyssa A Botelho for full details.
Baylor Environmental Science Professor Earns Prestigious Fulbright Award
Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science and biomedical studies in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences and director of the environmental science graduate program and the environmental health science program, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award to conduct research during the 2013-2014 academic year at the University of Lethbridge in Canada. Please see article by Tonya B. Lewis for full details.