One of the benefits of university professors being involved in cutting edge research is the knowledge they then bring back to the classroom to share with students.
A year from now, Dr. Bryan Brooks will return to his upper-level environmental studies with a host of new things to share. Brooks, a professor of environmental science in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, will spend the 2013-14 academic year conducting research on water quality stressors in Alberta, Canada, thanks to the Fulbright Scholar Award he received from the prestigious Fulbright Canada program.
A joint effort of the Canadian and U.S. governments as well as a diverse group of corporate sponsors and charitable trusts, the Fulbright Canada program provides for academic and cultural exchange with our neighbors to the north. In addition to his research, Brooks will be the Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair at the University of Lethbridge, representing Baylor for a stint on their faculty much as Cherry Award winners and other professors do on our campus.
An international expert on water quality issues in urban areas, Brooks has taught at Baylor since 2002 and has served as director of the university’s environmental health science program since 2008. He is the author of more than 100 book chapters and journal articles and has been recognized by Baylor’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, one of the nation’s leading collegiate honor societies, for his exceptional student mentoring.
Sic ’em, Dr. Brooks!
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