Unconventional students at Rice: An engineer without borders

When he first came to Rice, Will Rice senior Vivas Kumar wasn’t entirely sure what he wanted to do, but when he took part in the inaugural ENG 120 class two years ago, he realized he wanted to be an engineer.

Since then, he’s decided to major in electrical engineering and knows when he graduates he will become the special assistant to the executive director of Engineers without Borders (EWB) and serve on the EWB-USA board of directors. Over the last three years, he’s led EWB-USA Rice Chapter trips to Nicaragua and served as the external vice president for Rice’s EWB-USA chapter, one of the most active in the country.

About Brandon Martin

Greetings, I am a video producer at Rice University in the Office of Public Affairs. I became a Rice Owl in June 2011. Before that, I was at KPRC-TV in Houston as a special projects photojournalist for seven years, where I covered everything from hurricanes to sports. Southeast Texas has been my home my entire life. I am lucky to have a wonderful wife and two of the cutest girls I have ever seen. Go Owls!