Regents Approve Advanced Research Institute

August 21, 2007

In July, the Baylor Board of Regents approved the formation of the Baylor Advanced Research Institute (BARI), which will further strengthen the research environment at Baylor by providing faculty with new industrially-funded research opportunities, student internships and graduate faculty funding to meet the scientific challenges of the future. The BARI's goal is to narrow the gap between discoveries in Baylor's research laboratories and their practical application in industry.
"In addition to opportunities for Baylor faculty and students, the BARI will provide both established and start-up companies with the personnel, training and infrastructure necessary for creating new financially stable high growth enterprises," said Truell Hyde, vice provost for research at Baylor. "This will, in turn, enhance Baylor's research and education efforts by offering students at both the graduate and undergraduate level opportunities to work closely with industrial collaborators, while experiencing research opportunities outside of the traditional academic setting."