May 28, 2014

Saving the Oceans

It's not just about tracking the longest-living mammal. It's greater than that.


It's about saving the oceans. It's about pioneering techniques to measure pollutants in the icy currents of the Arctic Circle using the earwax of the 100-ton bowhead whale.

It's about a unique team of Baylor researchers and students, working together to track pesticides, PCBs and other contaminants in detail not found in any other organism.

It's about a world-renowned faculty creating life-changing experiences that transcend the classroom. And it's about a university where teaching, discovery, scholarship and faith all work together. To challenge minds. To change the world.

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Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.