Baylor University Master's Student Wins Prestigious Environmental Science Award

November 9, 2012
Lauren Kristofco

Lauren Kristofco photo courtesy of Baylor Photography.

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WACO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2012) - Baylor University continues to gain recognition for its excellence in research as Lauren Kristofco, an environmental science graduate student, receives the 2012 Jeff Black Fellowship from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) and EA Engineering. The award was presented on Nov. 11 at SETAC's 33rd Annual Meeting in Long Beach, Calif.
The annual award provides $2,000 to a graduate student with great accomplishments in the field of environmental science. It is named in the honor of Jeff Black, Ph.D., an environmental researcher and charter of SETAC, known for his dedication to mentoring students. In 2007, Baylor graduate student Laura Dobbins received the award for her contributions to SETAC and environmental science.

"We share in Lauren's excitement for winning such a prestigious award from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, the leading global environmental science society. She is a bright, dedicated and passionate student - a model recipient," said Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., a professor and director in the department of environmental science in the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University. "For two of the 15 winners of the SETAC/EA Jeff Black Fellowship to be our students highlights the excellent opportunities for graduate studies in environmental science at Baylor."

For more information about the SETAC/EA Engineering Jeff Black Fellowship, click here.

by Brent Salter, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805
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