Baylor, City Of Waco To Announce Water Research Partnership on June 2

June 2, 2003

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Officials with Baylor University and the City of Waco will hold a joint news conference at 2 p.m. Monday, June 2, on the lawn of the McLane Student Life Center next to the under-construction Baylor Sciences Building.

Officials will announce the formation of a cooperative research center that will facilitate comprehensive and multidisciplinary approaches to water issues of local, regional and global significance. The center will be housed in the 500,000-square-foot sciences building, which is expected to be completed in fall 2004.

The center will augment existing and future water-related educational programs at Baylor, provide professional and technical training and support services, and implement outreach efforts to educate the community and local school children about reservoirs and other water issues.

Participants in the news conference will include Dr. Truell W. Hyde, vice provost for research; Dr. Robert D. Doyle, associate professor of biology and director of the new research center; Thad Scott, a Baylor doctoral student in biology; Tom Conry, Waco water utilities program manager for production quality and control; and Waco Mayor Linda Ethridge.

For more information, contact Lori Scott Fogleman, director of media relations, at (254) 710-6275 or mobile (254) 744-4426, or Dori Helm, City of Waco public relations coordinator, at (254) 750-8039.

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