Like the old joke about the three most important factors to consider in deciding where to put a business being "location, location, location," the BRIC was similarly designed around three key principles: "collaborate, collaborate, collaborate."
Recognizing the crucial and naturally collaborative role of electrical engineering (EE) in many types of research projects, an ample allotment of space was reserved in the BRIC early-on for this unit. In mid-January, 2013, the move to spacious new quarters on the second floor of the BRIC was completed.
As the first Ph.D.-granting department in Baylor's School of Engineering and Computer Science, EE faculty and graduate students are heavily involved in research of their own in such areas as advanced avionics, real-time data acquisition, circuit board prototyping, microwaves and circuits, medical instrumentation and wireless communications, to name only a few.
Whether in the role of interdisciplinary research partners for others' projects or mounting ground-breaking projects of their own EE researchers bring essential capabilities to the BRIC.
ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.