Great ideas and passion to discover are not enough to support research endeavors. It takes generous funding for the construction of labs and purchase of specialized equipment, computing capacity, and software to pursue world-class research and enhance the transformational educational experiences of our students. Gifts to fund the construction of spaces to support faculty and students whose ideas hold great promise must be a priority to move ideas from concept to reality.
Baylor will introduce a Research Accelerator that will reward efforts to work collaboratively to produce research and creative endeavors at the highest levels. The Accelerator will provide opportunities for unexpected partnerships and synergies.
Among the areas of greatest priority and highest need, the sciences, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines are fundamental to our understanding of the world and the advancement of our society. Investment in the expertise and facilities to perform advanced STEM research is crucial. As the centerpiece of our STEM initiative, facilities, classrooms, and labs will leverage the strength of our trans-disciplinary research and enhance undergraduate and graduate programs.