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May
28
2021
Bite-sized gummy candy proteins could even the playing field for STEM students who are blind
May
28
2021
WACO, Texas (May 28, 2021) – About 36 million people have blindness including 1 million children. Additionally, 216 million people experience moderate to severe visual impairment. However, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education maintains a reliance on three-dimensional imagery for education. Most of this imagery is inaccessible to students with blindness. A breakthrough study by Bryan Shaw, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Baylor University, aims to make science more accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired through small, candy-like models.
May
28
2021
New models may help people who are blind learn molecular structures.
May
28
2021
A tastier and more accessible way to digest information
May
28
2021
Tiny shapes made from gelatin and resin may empower children to learn science
May
28
2021
Bite-size molecular models could lower barriers to learning chemistry for students who are blind or visually impaired
May
18
2021
Another academic year has come to an end. Final grades have been posted, books returned, students graduated — and Baylor’s professors of the year have been awarded! The Collins Outstanding Professor Award, which is voted on by the outgoing senior class, awards the recipient a $10,000 cash prize. Past Collins professors include Rachel Moore, MA …
May
14
2021
“Make sure to put on sunscreen.” How many times did you hear that growing up? How many times will that phrase be uttered by parents this summer? There’s a reason why parents have offered that advice for decades, as we know that too much sunlight can lead to problems like skin cancer. That’s where Dr. Jung-Hyun …
May
3
2021
Every spring, the Baylor Family bids happy retirement to professors and staff who have dedicated their professional lives to the university and its students. It’s always a bittersweet mix — sadness in seeing them go, happiness for a well-deserved next step — but we wish them all well in the next phase of their lives. …
Apr
21
2021
Last week, Baylor announced a nationwide search to fill five new endowed faculty positions — big news in the academic world, and a big step forward towards fulfilling the dreams of Baylor’s strategic plan, Illuminate. Those outside academia, however, are quite likely wondering just why this is such a big deal. What is an endowed …
Nov
3
2020
Generations of Bears will remember Dr. John Belew (BS ’41), whether as a Baylor classmate, professor or administrator. This week, the longtime Bear celebrated his 100th birthday! Belew first came to Baylor in the late 1930s, and graduated with a degree in chemistry in 1941. (That Belew would attend Baylor was no surprise; his grandmother …
Oct
27
2020
If you’re a sports fan, the best comparisons for Dr. John Wood coming to Baylor in 2013 might be a top free agent or recruit signing with your team. If fishing is your thing, he’s the “big fish” that didn’t get away. In the academic world, no metaphor is needed — he’s a nationally recognized …
Sep
30
2020
A Baylor education is about more than just what you learn in the classroom — it’s really the complete Baylor experience that makes this place special. Two new rankings this fall — one from U.S. News & World Report, the other from the Wall Street Journal — show others outside the Baylor Family are beginning …
Sep
29
2020
Very few universities today can (or would) claim to be preeminent research institutions that fearlessly proclaim the name of Jesus — but that is Baylor’s aim. We recognize that all truth is God’s truth — so at Baylor, our academic strivings and research efforts are all about learning more about what God has made on …
Jul
29
2020
As a Baylor student, Liela Romero, BS ’11, pursued her childhood dream of becoming a cancer researcher. She jumped at the chance to work in Dr. Kevin Pinney’s cancer research lab as an undergraduate, earning the respect of her chemistry and biochemistry professors. Nine years later, Romero has earned a spot as their colleague. With the help …
Jun
25
2020
Elyssia Gallagher, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, is one of four Baylor faculty members to earn CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation this spring. Learn more about her novel research to devise new methods for analyzing the function of glycans and their impact on the body.
Jun
25
2020
Baylor University’s drive toward Research 1 (R1) status received a major boost this spring as four faculty members earned prestigious CAREER development awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Jun
22
2020
WACO, Texas (June 22, 2020) – Dr. Liela Romero, assistant professor of chemistry, has received a large CPRIT grant from the State of Texas intended to help scientists in the early stages of their career begin cancer research.
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