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2012 Scholars

Travis C. Coe

Travis C. Coe

Classification: Sophomore
Graduation Year: 2016
College: College of Engineering
Major: Computer Engineering
High School: Tomball High School
Hometown: Tomball, TX

About Me

I was born in Okinawa, Japan on the US naval base.  I spent much of my early childhood years living out of the US, even starting school in Spain.  I came to Texas when I was 8, and it was lovely.  I am a huge math person ever since my 6th grade teacher taught it to me in a way that really stuck with me.

Campus and Community Involvement

I love to play soccer, basketball, and racquetball when I can make the time.  I am a part of the Spirit of Houston, and I love every bit of it.

Awards and Honors

I am a National Hispanic Merit Scholar.  In 6th grade, my parents told me to write an essay about the previously mentioned teacher for a scholarship, and I won the Raytheon Math Grant for said essay.

Study Abroad

I studied German for 4 years in high school, and was the Deutschklubpraesident my senior year.  I would love to study abroad in any place that speaks English or German, so Europe would be a prime target.  I’d love to at least try to converse with the people.  Unless you count K-2nd grade, I never have studied abroad, however, during the summer of 2011, I got the chance to be a Musical Ambassador of Texas, where I performed concerts with many other kids in the Houston area all over Europe for two weeks.  Seeing the sights and the people was an experience in itself now that I am old enough to truly appreciate it.


I am heavily interested in researching into something computer related, like micro-processors or even robotics.  I have no plans currently as to what I have for a research project in the future.

Future Endeavors

For my future career plans, depending on how the market is when I graduate, I plan on using my computer engineering degree to make a run for law school to become an intellectual proprietary lawyer (patent lawyer).  The market nowadays is very exciting with the feud between major technological powerhouse companies such as Apple and Google.  If the market is not looking as favorable by then, the Computer Engineering degree will certainly aid in looking for a job with HP.