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is Baylor University’s interdisciplinary institute, bringing together researchers from biological, chemical, atmospheric, and geological sciences, with statisticians, anthropologists, and engineers to unlock the secrets of Earth’s natural and human systems.

Interdisciplinary Research
TIE3S faculty and students are working to solve the most challenging environmental problems through interdisciplinary research.
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Faculty Fellows
TIE3S faculty support graduate education through rigorous teaching and joint mentorship of doctoral students.
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Active Collaboration
TIE3S is a bridge between disciplines, a catalyst for discovery and a training ground for the brightest, most ambitious doctoral students.
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Outreach is integral to science and central to the institute's mission.
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TIE3s Alumnus Accepts Position with Texas Water Development Board May 1, 2019 Ram Neupane, Ph.D., has recently accepted a position as Coastal Hydrologist (Hydrologist III) with the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional planning, and preparing the state overall plan for development of water resources. Fossil Fuel Combustion Is the Main Contributor to Black Carbon Around the Arctic, International Study Finds Feb. 19, 2019 WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2019) — Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon collected at five sites around the Arctic, which has implications for global warming, according to a study by an international group of scientists that included a team from Baylor University. Baylor Inter-disciplinary Team Projects Long-Term Effects of Climate Change, Deforestation on Himalayan Mountain Basins Oct. 19, 2015 WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2015) — As part of an multi-disciplinary study, a team of Baylor researchers found that climatic changes, an increase in agricultural land use and population growth in the Himalaya Mountain basins could have negative impacts on water availability, further stressing a region plagued by natural disasters and food insecurity. Baylor Environmental Science Professor Earns Prestigious Fulbright Award Aug. 27, 2013 WACO, Texas (Aug. 27, 2013) -- Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science and biomedical studies in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences and director of the environmental science graduate program and the environmental health science program, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award to conduct research during the 2013-2014 academic year at the University of Lethbridge in Canada.