The U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges Rankings” each year are among the most discussed rankings in all of higher education, and Baylor routinely is ranked among the best. But there’s another ranking-within-the-ranking for the Baylor Family to be proud of: Once again in 2018, Baylor received high marks as a Best Value School. …
Oct. 10, 2018 Neil Garg, Ph.D., the current recipient of Baylor’s Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, has been selected as the first professor to hold UCLA’s Kenneth N. Trueblood Endowed Chair in Chemistry and Biochemistry. Garg, who created interactive online tutorials that combine real-life examples of organic chemistry, human health and popular culture, has been developing an educational tool, with students, for visualizing and manipulating chemical structures on smartphones. As the Cherry Professor, Garg is expected to teach in residence at Baylor in spring 2019.
Since her arrival on campus, Baylor President Linda Livingstone has often discussed Baylor’s aim to fill a unique space in the world of higher education — to become one of the few preeminent Christian research universities in the nation. Baylor’s academic strategic plan, Illuminate, lays out some of the ways the university plans to meet this …
Congratulations to Emily Ziperman, an undergraduate Chemistry major (Biochemistry concentration and minor in Mathematics) in the Gallagher Research Group. Emily earned the "Poster Contest Winner" award at the Southcentral Regional American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology meeting last weekend. She also earned a travel award to attend the 2019 National ASBMB Meeting (April) in Orlando. Sic'em Emily!
WACO, Texas (Sept. 13, 2018) – Baylor University’s 25 inaugural McNair Scholars are ready to soar, like the program’s namesake Dr. Ronald E. McNair, a laser physicist and NASA astronaut who was inspired to work hard and persevere in his studies by his family and by a teacher who recognized and believed in his scientific potential.
Sam Yruegas has been selected for the WISE Graduate Student speaker series. She is the first student from the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry to earn this honor. Sam's talk, "Developing Boron-Based Electronic Materials" will be Tuesday, September 4 at 4:00 pm in BSB room C.206. We would like to encourage everyone, including faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students in the department to attend and support Sam. Come support the amazing women graduate students at Baylor University!
For the second successive year Baylor Vice Provost for Research Dr. Truell W. Hyde led a small group of select “Rising Star” researchers to Capitol Hill to promote just a small sample of the promising and vital research being done at Baylor.
WACO, Texas (April 26, 2018) – An April 19th awards lunch capped off the 10th annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Achievement (URSA) Scholars Week. In the last decade, since 2008 when 101 students participated in “Scholars Day,” Scholars Week has shown continuous growth.
Undergraduate Biochemistry major Nathanael Lutz (Trawick Group) received a co-first place award in his division (Undergraduate Biochemistry, Inorganic and Analytical) at the DFW Local ACS Meeting-in-Miniature on Saturday, April 21, 2018 for his presentation, High Performance Liquid Chromatography Analysis of the Bioreductive Cleavage of Prodrug KGP372 to Its Effector Anti-cancer Agent Combretastatin A-4. The prize was $100.
During Baylor’s Zeta of Texas Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Spring Initiation, each student had an opportunity to designate a faculty member who made a special contribution to his or her academic development and success... as testament to their commitment to their students and their encouragement and guidance in helping them reach the highest levels of academic achievement: Chemistry & Biochemistry Professors recognized: Vanessa Castleberry, Devan Jonklaas, Touradj Solouki & Paul Zinke
Last Saturday, 14 April 2018, the Baylor Zeta chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society initiated its most-recent class of members-in-course. This spring semester, 80 students were inducted, including 10 Biochemistry majors.
Sam Yruegas (Martin Group) was one of four students in the country to receive a nationally competitive grant in the first round from the NSMMS and CRASTE valued at $1500. The 2018 National Space & Missile Materials Symposium (NSMMS) & the Commercial and Government Responsive Access to Space Technology Exchange (CRASTE) student grant is sponsored by AFRL Rocket Lab, Dynetics and i3!
The work of Baylor faculty extends beyond the halls of academia; it is designed to help people and communities thrive. This is central to Baylor’s identity as a Christian research institution, promoting all aspects of the human being—intellectual, emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual. Baylor researchers are at the forefront of scientific discoveries that have the potential to profoundly change lives.
WACO, Texas (March 5, 2018) – Baylor assistant professor of chemistry and two-time Rising Star researcher Dr. Caleb D. Martin recently received notice of his selection to receive a 2018 Faculty Early Career Development Program grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Along with cheery robins and colorful blossoms, the arrival of spring at Baylor brings Scholars Week, a week-long showcase for research and scholarship of some of Baylor’s most talented and innovative undergraduate students.
Baylor University graduate programs in law, business, nursing and health disciplines, education, engineering, the sciences and social sciences and humanities were among those nationally ranked in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings.