Baylor University Research in Science and Technology (BURST)
Presidents: Gabriel Sungcad & Namrata Mathew
BURST is the student organization for Baylor undergraduate students interested in scientific research. If you are interested in various areas of science or want to get involved in research on-campus or off-campus, you have found the right place! BURST provides opportunities for students to optimize their research experiences by hosting peer-led journal clubs on research articles, tours of labs in the Baylor Sciences Building (BSB) so members can visualize research techniques, seminars by experts from both Baylor and beyond, and workshops on internships, grants, resumes, poster making, etc. We also organize socials and service events to have fun and build community.
Members who join a lab and conduct research are encouraged to publish their work and attend conferences where they can present their findings to the scientific community. BURST annually produces Scientia, Baylor’s Research Journal of Science & Technology, and our members work as editors to assist student authors through the publication process. In the fall, we host Research & Internship Day where students present research, attend breakout sessions featuring internships and professional school application tips, and hear from an inspiring speaker. In the spring, we work closely with URSA during Scholars’ Week, Baylor’s annual research showcase. We also promote conference opportunities in Texas and around the nation. BURST hosts Baylor’s first intercollegiate conference: Heart of Texas Undergraduate Research Conference.
Visit our website (baylor.edu/BURST) to learn more about BURST or email baylorBURST@gmail.com with any questions. If you are interested in joining BURST, please fill out this form and we'll let you know when our interest meetings will be: https://forms.gle/g687oinYyLJqbpVw8