Baylor Chemistry Research featured in video: "The research is happening because of, and for, the students' benefit."
At Baylor University, having undergraduates involved in actual research isn't just a bonus -- it's a critical part of our efforts. Excellent research contributes to excellent teaching, and vice versa. Together, we're working to contribute to society -- for man's good, and God's glory.
Aug. 30, 2019 Baylor formally announced plans to join the top tier of American research universities by pursuing the Research 1 classification. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education defines its R1 classification as one given to universities with “very high research activity.” Interviewed for the article were Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., and Charles Weaver, Ph.D., professor and chair of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.
Baylor's President, Linda Livingstone, mentions Christina Gaw in her Presidential Perspective overview:
One of the great joys of serving at Baylor is learning about students who’ve discovered a passion for research. In the summer edition of Baylor Magazine, I enjoyed reading a piece written by 2018 Goldwater Scholarship recipient Christina Gaw, a senior biochemistry and anthropology major from Belton, Texas, whose first exposure to undergraduate research was through the Baylor Summer Science Research for Freshmen program.
These Baylor professors don’t just work on campus — they live on campus, too, in designated apartment-style homes inside most residence halls, along with their family. Their purpose is to foster students’ social, cultural, educational and spiritual life by encouraging community involvement and student interaction.
Dr. McGrath helps welcome students at Baylor New Student Orientation, which includes a Campus Connections Dr Pepper Hour, academic interest sessions, yearbook and student ID photos, and lots of photo opportunities.
Multiple Baylor students earned Fulbright honors in a single academic year for the 15th consecutive year. Seven students were honored in 2018-19, the most in a single academic year in Baylor history. This year’s recipients were Lauren Barnes, Kaitlyn Gibbens, Catherine Haseman, Abby Miller, Clay Parham, Emma Weatherford and Jamie Wheeler. Additionally, Catherine Arndt and Garrett Williams were selected to participate in the 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, while Micheal Munson and Ben Sepanski were awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
WACO, Texas (July 10, 2019) – Kevin Chambliss, Ph.D., who has served since January as interim vice provost for research at Baylor University, has been appointed to the permanent role, announced today by Provost Nancy Brickhouse. The appointment is effective immediately.
A team led by a Baylor University researcher has published a breakthrough article that provides a better understanding of the dynamic process by which sunlight-induced DNA damage is recognized by the molecular repair machinery in cells as needing repair.
This summer, 22 Baylor students are taking part in the 2019 B-TRUE (Baylor Transdisciplinary Research Undergraduate Experience) program, designed to provide a rigorous, in-depth research experience in scientific disciplines for students interested in a research career.
The Baylor University family is grieving the loss of beloved former Graduate Program Coordinator Nancy Kallus, who passed away June 3, at the age of 64. Faculty, staff, and graduate students are saddened by the loss of this colleague and friend and attended her memorial service on June 7.
Our final outgoing Ambassador is Mr. Jordan Millhollin! After graduating from the honors program here at Baylor, he is thrilled to be moving to Duke Divinity School to study as a Fellow in the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative this fall! We are so proud!
WACO, Texas (May 8, 2019) – Twelve Baylor University professors have been honored with Outstanding Faculty Awards for teaching, scholarship and contributions to the academic community for the 2018-2019 academic year.
WACO, Texas (May 8, 2019) – Baylor University students Micheal Munson, a junior University Scholar from Cupertino, California, and Ben Sepanski, a junior mathematics major from Waco, Texas, have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.
Congratulations to the Chemistry & Biochemistry Outstanding Students! 2019 Academic Honors Convocation ... Alexandra Ann Beard with Dr Thomas McGrath, Undergraduate Program Director, and Kirsten Ayn Gilliland
Baylor University is proud to announce that seniors Garrett Williams, a physics and chemistry major from Norman, Oklahoma, and Catherine Arndt, a physics major from Highland Village, Texas, have been selected to participate in the 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, the oldest graduate fellowship program in the science field.
WACO, Texas (April 24, 2019) — A new chemical synthesis strategy to harvest the rich information found in natural products — organic compounds isolated from natural sources — has led to the identification of novel, simpler derivatives with potential to selectively protect neurons, important for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, or to prevent the body’s immune system from rejecting organ transplants, according to a Baylor University-led study.