The Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics, and Engineering Research (CASPER) is a stand-alone research center located at Baylor University.
CASPER teams conduct research in a number of theoretical and experimental areas and offer both basic research as well as engineering and design opportunities for graduate, undergraduate, technical support and high school students as well as grade school, middle school and high school teachers.
Dusty Plasma research on this site (including that on the ISS employing the PK-4) is supported by the NSF and NASA.
A team of researchers led by CASPER director Dr. Truell
Hyde was informed in February of a decision by NASA and
the National Science Foundation to support their proposal to
conduct fundamental dusty plasma physics experiments aboard
the International Space Station.
Along with cheery robins and colorful blossoms, the arrival of spring at Baylor brings <i>Scholars Week</i>, a week-long showcase for research and scholarship of some of Baylor’s most talented and innovative undergraduate students.