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UndergraduateBaylor Environmental Science Student Attends UN Conference of Parties
Hundreds mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day with community service
ENV Science Major DJ's for Radio BU
After years off the air, the sound of Baylor is back. Radio BU broadcasted live from the studio in the Bill Daniel Student Center Monday morning.
The program was resurrected by motivated students, a few donations for equipment and provisions for licensing rights covered by Baylor Film and Digital Media. Fortunately, a lot of music and equipment remained from Baylor’s former radio program. In 2000, NPR acquired Baylor’s original radio station, KWBU, moving the broadcasting center away from campus. Since then, there has not been a student run radio station.
Making Research Accessible
Researchers Race to Understand Black Carbon’s Impact on Thawing Tundra
This past spring, Dr. Rebecca Sheesley and former Baylor doctoral student, Tate Barrett, were featured in an article on their research conducted in the Arctic. Dr. Sheesley and Dr. Barrett have been doing research in the remote town of Utqiagvik, Alaska. Here, they have been testing the air for traces of black carbon, more commonly known as soot. They then analyze this black carbon to detect the presence of radioactive carbon isotopes to determine whether the soot came from ancient carbon, such as fossil fuels, or newer sources, such as forest fires.
For Scientists, Chunks of Whale Earwax Can Be Biological Treasure Troves
Redefining a Role: Baylor sophomore is band's first female chaplain
Texas Sea Grant Research Project Studies Effects of Drugs, Personal Care Products on Texas Estuaries
How much of the chemicals in the products Texans use every day — prescription drugs, soap, even the caffeine and sweeteners in their morning coffee — are ultimately making their way to the state’s bays and estuaries, and what effects do they have on fish and other wildlife?
Funded by a grant from Texas Sea Grant, researchers led by Dr. Bryan Brooks, Professor of Environmental Science and Biomedical Studies and Director of the Environmental Health Science Program at Baylor University, are studying the water flowing into four major Texas estuaries to learn more about the pharmaceuticals and personal care products, known collectively as contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), that are entering Texas coastal ecosystems.
Biodiesel experiments fueling students’ future
Pearland sophomore Mark McComb and Dr. Larry Lehr, senior lecturer of environmental science, took their biodiesel project to the Baylor Science Building’s labs for the first time last week in order to grasp better understanding its abilities.
In the next few weeks, Lehr and McComb plan to travel to Abilene Christian University in order to work with the biodiesel reactor alongside another group of scientists to see what they need to improve or change in their own process.
Through a process known as transesterification, vegetable oils, animal fats and used restaurant that can be used in diesel engines as an alternate, renewable form of energy. grease are converted into biodiesel.
Welcome to new professor, Dr. Rebecca Sheesley