What is the role of gaming in higher education? Matthew Fendt, Baylor lecturer of computer science, is an expert on artificial intelligence, the gaming industry, and the role of gaming and interactive digital environments in education. In addition to teaching classes like Baylor’s gaming capstone, in which students create their own video games, Fendt has partnered with professors across campus to create tools for data collection. He recently partnered with Baylor Public Health and the Family Health Center in Waco to create a decision support tool for primary-care physicians. He shares how these various threads tie together in this Baylor Connections.
The $1.5 million Mearse Endowed Chair in Biological and Biomedical Engineering, established by Bill and Tanya Mearse of Houston, Texas, will provide senior leadership for the emerging program within Baylor ECS.
In this Baylor Connection, Dr. von Jouanne examines renewable energy in various forms, particularly as it relates to transportation. Dr. von Jouanne worked on the first hybrid sport utility vehicle and partners with the U.S. Navy on electric ship development, and shares her insight on the present and future of electric vehicles.
At its regular fall meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved phase 1 design and fees for the Mark and Paula Hurd Welcome Center and the Baylor Basketball Pavilion and approved design and construction fees to fit-up shared research lab space for mechanical engineering in the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC).
From phishing and malware attacks to data breaches and leaks, 2019 has seen many occurrences of cybercrime nationwide. As part of October’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Baylor ITS will host its third annual Cyber Day Oct. 15-16 with the popular HackFest student competition and public forum, featuring industry experts discussing cybersecurity and ethics.
The grant will support scholarships and activities for 22 students who are pursuing Bachelor of Science degrees in engineering, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science and bioinformatics. ECS Scholars will participate in activities, including an orientation, a monthly seminar series and faculty mentoring.
A Baylor University researcher’s prototype smartphone app — designed to help parents detect early signs of various eye diseases in their children such as retinoblastoma, an aggressive pediatric eye cancer — has passed its first big test.
Between his rigorous course schedule and avid social life, Daunte Baccus, Baylor electrical and computer engineering alumnus, found time to establish himself as an up-and-coming candidate for the one of the world leaders in IT operations.
"We're not limited by discussions of the world here, but the world beyond this." In David Jack’s line of work, there’s zero room for error. The fruit of his expertise can often be found in airplanes and automobiles. In this Baylor Connections, Dr. Jack unpacks the field of materials science, a vital and growing realm that is one of the five signature initiatives in Illuminate, and shares how it positions the University for even greater breakthroughs.
Baylor formally announced plans to join the top tier of American research universities by pursuing the Research 1 classification.
When David Jack, PhD, was considering an offer to join the Baylor University faculty over a decade ago, the biggest selling point was growth potential.
Students and faculty who haven’t been on the Baylor University campus since May will return to find Interstate 35 alongside campus significantly different than when they last saw it.
Part of being a college student means reading long textbooks and researching complicated topics. Bioinformatics, a major created at Baylor 20 years ago in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, uses technology to analyze even larger amounts of data like human genetic codes.
From the labs of Baylor Sciences Building to the borderlands in South Texas, and all around the world, Baylor professors are conducting research that is both influential and inspirational. Soon, that work will be highlighted in a brand campaign that shines a light on the ways Baylor research is forging new pathways of understanding in health, human flourishing, sciences and more.
Throughout her studies at Baylor, Madeline has always had an enthusiastic interest in renewable energy. Last year she wrote a paper analyzing the renewable energy initiatives in Ireland, and now she’s exploring that passion first-hand.
From working to secure the power grid to helping ensure a sustainable energy future, Baylor professors are conducting cutting-edge research to make a positive impact on our world.
Brittany Robertson, a senior engineering major, originally from Cheyenne, Wyoming, said she fell in love with international travel in high school. Her adventurous spirit took her on a gap year to Argentina and, subsequently, to Spain for a semester to study abroad as a junior at Baylor.
Professor Joe Donndelinger monitors creation of one of the exhibits used in the Top Gun X National Mock Trial Competition in the Baylor University School of Engineering 3D Print Lab.
Connally Elementary School in Waco is celebrating a new greenhouse and outdoor learning environment, thanks to the work of Stephanie C. Boddie, Ph.D., assistant professor of church and community ministries in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, and graduate students from the Baylor School of Education, George W. Truett Theological Seminary and School of Engineering and Computer Science.
Working in the Cyber-Physical Systems Research Lab at the BRIC, Dr. Liang Dong and his research team are helping to secure big data generated by the power grid.
Seth Emig, president of Baylor BUV and senior engineering major, said it was a dream come true for the organization to build a BUV with and for the people in Uganda.
3D printing is coming to the factory of the future. Instead of using 3D printing to model what a part could look like, 3D printing is evolving to become the part itself.
Jay D. Battershell, BA '83, MBA '96, President and CEO of McLane Intelligent Solutions, Temple, TX. Battershell serves on Baylor’s Engineering and Computer Science Board of Advocates.
Baylor University has partnered with four Department of Energy laboratories and more than a dozen universities in a research alliance to address the country’s water security issues through desalination.
“The field of cybersecurity is so huge that it’s hard to wrap your mind around all of the points where you need to defend your infrastructure. With a scope so large, vulnerabilities can change by the day.”
Dr. Seung Kim can imagine a day in the future where early detection of major diseases ranging from cancer to heart disease will be as simple as the blood test a diabetic uses to detect low blood sugar.
Seniors in Baylor University’s department of computer science debuted a video game they developed in the program’s gaming capstone course during an open house.
Dr. Annette von Jouanne engages Baylor postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate students, who work in the BRIC on a wide range of multi-scale Energy Systems research.
The gift will serve as a cornerstone upon which growth and development of the University’s initiatives in data sciences will be built.
Two board members with such experience and dedication to ECS are Don McErlean and Don Roberts. These two men have given their time and resources to faculty and students, and both have a strong belief in Baylor and her students.
Answering the call to live out his faith and mission at a Christian university, Dr. Ro is growing the Mechanical Engineering graduate program and inspiring research in the field.
A MSN news article shows how humor in robots could affect society's trust in them based upon work from a Baylor University study finding "that American society has a growing population of technophobes, people afraid of one day losing their jobs to robots."