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In order to expand the depth and breadth of the School of Engineering and Computer Science's teaching and academic inquiry, Dean O'Neal and his faculty have identified the following priority areas for strategic growth:
ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
The School is seeking to grow its resources and faculty support through teh establishment of endowed faculty positions and programmatic support in order to recruit faculty leaders for its departments who will grow its programs and help the School remain relevant and forward-focused.
In response to the goals of Illuminate, Dean O'Neal has charged faculty members with increasing their efforts in scientific discovery. Research is the engine that drives compelling and current instruction in the classrooms, discovery in the laboratory and publications within scientific journals that elevate the prestige and national profile of the School. In order to make these advances through research, the School must secure funding for postdoctoral fellowships and research funds, providing the capacity for faculty to conduct research while still investing in students in the classroom.
If you're interested in investing in faculty or fellowships, contact Jenna Hoff.
As a Christian institution, Baylor attracts mission-minded students who are eager to make a difference and who look to the institution to help equip them with the skills necessary to make an impact. The School of Engineering and Computer Science has responded to such student interest by creating the Humanitarian Engineering concentration, which continues to draw students to the School. In order to better equip our students, as well as to meet the demand for this area of study, the School is seeking funding for faculty positions to grow the concentration into the program. The School is also seeking further funding to increase the number of students able to participate in discipline-specific mission trips, as well as funding for community outreach projects.
The emphasis on experiential learning for Engineering and Computer Science students continues to grow. From laboratory coursework to the Senior Capstone Desgin Project, students' access to hands-on projects that provide space for mistakes and reflective learning helps them to synthesize the many elements of their coursework derived from letures and textbooks.
Design Experience Funds will allow Baylor Engineering and Computer Science to engage with experts in specialized fields to provide constructive feedback and concept evaluation of relevant Capstone Projects.
Many companies hire students based on their student organization participation. Being involved in a student organization gives students leadership, project management and team collaboration experience.
Few investments more directly impact the life of a Baylor Engineering and Computer Science student than a scholarship. For many, it's a determining factor in their decision to come to Baylor. Scholarships touch students' lives in a powerful and personal way - for many, it is the only way they can access a Baylor education. Our students fill the gap between their unmet financial needs and their access to Baylor through federal student loans, personal loans, or through out-of-pocket resources.
Creating endowment and equipment funds for the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering will allow faculty to keep current with industry standards and remain relevant.
Learn more at www.baylor.edu/givelight/ecs.
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