Baylor student project combines studies and community service

WACO, Texas (KWTX) Saturday more than 2,000 Baylor students volunteered around Waco through the university's 'Steppin' Out' community service project.

Photo By: Chelsea Edwards

One of those projects was a building competition where three teams of
engineering students created structures out of 6,500 canned goods that will be donated to Shepherd's Heart Food Pantry.

Volunteers with the National Society of Black Engineers say the project combines their studies and their desire to expand their service efforts.

"It's just our way of giving back to the greater Waco area," says team captain Kazunari Sutton.

He's a junior and electrical computer engineering major and says it took more calculating and hands-on work than he expected.

But he's happy to be applying his major to a good cause.

"It feels really good in my heart to know that I'm not just helping one organization, or one group, or one family, but me and my team are serving the whole Waco community," he says.

The canned goods were purchased through a grant awarded to Baylor by the Walmart Foundation.