Facilities

Baylor Sciences Building

TIE3S and most of its faculty and students are housed in the Baylor Sciences Building (BSB), which is home to six academic departments and eight interdepartmental programs and centers. This Baylor Science Building offers 150 laboratories, 40 classrooms, three restaurants and a coffee shop. It is a state-of-the-art space designed to facilitate interdisciplinary education and research.

Research facilities at the BSB include:

  • Center for Microscopy and ImagingThe CMI is a centralized set of facilities that help faculty and students explore the smallest details of our world. The center offers transmission electron, scanning electron and confocal laser scanning microscopy equipment and training.
  • Mass Spectrometry CenterThe MSC makes state-of-the-art analytical mass spectrometry facilities available in an open-access, user-driven environment that encourages interdisciplinary research and discovery.
  • Molecular Biosciences CenterThe MBC provides researchers with facilities for real-time PCR, flow cytometry, confocal and fluorescence microscopy, BSL-1 and BSL-2 cell culture, as well as equipment and instrumentation for a variety of other techniques.
  • Other Shared EquipmentOther shared equipment includes a instruments for chemical analysis, biophysical research and stable isotope ratio measurements, as well as optical and x-ray spectroscopy

BEAR Stream Mesocosm Facility

The BEAR facility bridges the gap between field observations, which represent the habitat of interest but may be influenced by many interacting chemicals or other aquatic stressors simultaneously, and laboratory or small field experiments, which allow for control of environmental variables yet are too small and unrepresentative of natural conditions to be realistic.

Baylor Wastewater Research Site

The Baylor Wastewater Research Site at the Waco Metropolitan Area Regional Sewerage System (WMARSS) has access to municipal wastewater and contains several on-site wastewater treatment systems within a controlled access facility.

Carlile Research Facility

The Carlile Research Facility includes geophysical, hydrological, and hydrogeological equipment (including a geoprobe coring rig) maintained by several TIE3s geoscientists.

Other Baylor Institutes

  • Center for Aquatic Systems Research (CRASR) CRASR is a research and education partnership between Baylor University and the City of Waco focused on aquatic resources. CRASR maintains a water chemistry lab, sampling boats, and a variety of equipment for field research.
  • Center for Spatial Research (CSR) CSR is an interdisciplinary research center that applies remote sensing, spatial and geospatial analysis in a variety of areas including atmospheric science, water treatment, wildland fire ecology and natural resources management.