The mission of Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science is to provide a superior education through instruction, scholarship and service that prepares graduates for professional practice and responsible leadership with a Christian worldview. Your contribution to the School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) will ensure our continued excellence and provide us with the resources necessary to educate the next generation of engineering and computer science leaders.
Endowed Scholarship Funds: Endowed scholarships, which can be awarded based on need and/or merit, help us recruit the best students and provide more students the Baylor experience.
Excellence Funds: Without your support, it would be a challenge for ECS to fully cover program and equipment costs, thus affecting the educational experience of our students. Every ECS student benefits from gifts to our excellence funds in some way. Your gift to these funds will enrich opportunities for our students such as:
- Immersion into International Interdisciplinary Innovation (I5) is a unique partnership between ECS, Hankamer School of Business, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology and Thunderbird University. American and Chinese students gather in Shanghai to work together on interdisciplinary projects involving technology and industry. Scholarship support will allow more students to gain valuable experience that will advance their graduate school and career opportunities.
- Appropriate Technology: Accompanied by faculty, students travel to villages in countries such as Kenya, Honduras and Papua New Guinea to implement simple infrastructures for wind/solar power and water purification. Students not only learn career skills but also how to use their ECS education to serve others. Funding will allow more students to go on these life-changing trips to develop appropriate technology specifically designed for these villages’ cultures and environments.
- The Association for Computing Machinery-International Collegiate Programming Contest: ACM-ICPC, a prestigious competition considered the Tech Olympics for computer science students around the world, is headquartered at Baylor University. Gifts can help with hosting the event, as well as travel and registration fees for Baylor participants.
- ECS Living-Learning Center Scholarships: Living with fellow engineers and computer scientists in the ECS-LLC helps students succeed in these rigorous academic programs and promotes the ECS community. Scholarships give students the opportunity to stay on-campus and integrate their studies and ambitions into everyday life.
- Gaming/Simulated Environment Track: This option within the Computer Science major allows students to focus their studies on the development and application of digital media technologies. For this program to succeed, we need unique equipment such as gaming machines. Already the only university to offer a bachelor’s degree with this emphasis, financial support for this program truly will put Baylor at the forefront of the industry. Read more about the gaming/simulated environment track.
- Equipment: ECS has an on-going wish list of various equipment needs, ranging from computer equipment to a combustion engine test cell. Gifts of all sizes allow the department to purchase supplies and technology as needed to best prepare ECS students for their careers.
- Travel needs for student/faculty enrichment: Conference attendance is a crucial aspect of the academic profession for faculty and gives students important networking opportunities and added credence on their resumes. With your support more students and faculty will be able to travel to these conferences, ensuring Baylor’s place in the engineering and computer science academic arena.
Endowed chairs and professorships: Prestigious in academia, endowed positions promote the hiring of topnotch scholar/teachers for ECS. In turn, our students benefit from these professors’ research, reputation and new ideas in the classroom.
Endowment for Speaker/Conference/Lecture series: Bringing noteworthy engineering and computer science scholars and professionals to Baylor enhances our students’ education and offers them networking opportunities. An endowment for these events would give ECS a voice in the dialogue on current issues in our field. Visit the websites for Baylor’s Ferguson-Clark Author Lecture Series or the Herbert Reynolds Lecture Series for more information about lecture series endowments established in other areas of the university.