We are actively recruiting the 2020 Cohort of ECS Scholars. Watch this space for Scholar profiles starting in Fall 2020.
Meet Some of Our Current Students
Mario Lopez, a senior computer science major, took a long and winding road to Baylor. Moving away from a small town in Mexico to Houston as a kid, graduating high school and enrolling in community college classes, transferring to UTSA and finally arriving at Baylor, Lopez has a remarkable story that is rooted in a search for community that he found within his Baylor family in Waco.He shares his experience at Baylor, including a pair of internships at ExxonMobil that have landed him a permanent job-in-waiting with the company as he finishes up his senior year of studies for a spring graduation.
Baylor senior Jake Rutkowski (right), is pushing to make virtual reality esports “the NCAA of esports.” In 2018, Rutkowski founded the Collegiate VR Esports League (CVRE). Through it, around 100 students nationwide compete representing schools such as Texas A&M, Stanford, Berkeley, and of course, Baylor. Unlike other competitive clubs and sports, they don’t even have to leave their dorm for matches, and instead are able to meet on an electronic field in a virtual arena.
Madeline Stephens, a senior electrical engineering major, traveled to Dublin, Ireland, to study at University College Dublin (UCD). 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.