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Texas Tech Names 2012 Distinguished Engineering Student

Daniel Disser was selected for his outstanding academic achievements, honors, activities, interests and aspirations.

Written by Jeff Sammons

Disser also serves as the president of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the college’s largest student organization.

Disser also serves as the president of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the college’s largest student organization.

Texas Tech’s Edward E.Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering named Daniel Disser the 2012 recipient of the McAuley Distinguished Engineering Student Award.

Provided by members of the Whitacre College of Engineering Dean’s Council,  this award was established in memory of James A. McAuley, an active member of the Dean’s Council and a Texas Tech Distinguished Engineer.

Disser, originally from Montgomery, competed for this honor and was selected because of his outstanding academic achievements, honors, activities, interests and aspirations. He is a May 2012 petroleum engineering graduate with a 3.8 GPA.

Disser serves as the president of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the college’s largest student organization. He has worked to increase the number of community service events that SPE participates in from four to six per semester and has implemented a mentoring program for underclassmen. He previously served as the external vice president of SPE and  also is a member of the American Association of Drilling Engineers and Ducks Unlimited.

In the summers of 2010 and 2011, Disser worked for Anadarko Petroleum Corp. as a production engineering intern in Vernal, Utah and a completions engineer in Denver.

Before coming to Texas Tech, Disser completed a bachelor of science in corporate communications at the University of Texas at Austin. After completing his degree, he worked at an oil and gas company in Conroe, where enjoyed the technical aspects of his job so much  he decided return to school to pursue a degree in petroleum engineering at Texas Tech.

Disser has accepted a job after graduation with Anadarko in The Woodlands, Texas. He will begin work as a drilling engineer at the Eagle Ford Shale play designing well plans and monitoring drilling activities.

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5 Responses to “Texas Tech Names 2012 Distinguished Engineering Student”

  1. ADI Says:

    Congrats Edward, Texas Tech has one of the best engineering programs in the country.

  2. Robert Reyes Says:

    Congratulations Dan, good work! You deserve it and when you get to Houston, keep SPE going. There are some strong chapters out there. Hope to see you at the ATCE and Liquids Rich conferences this year.

  3. Alicia Cantu Says:

    Congrats Daniel! I’m so very proud of you!

  4. Mehdi Rafiee Says:

    Congratulation Daniel! You brought a lot of change to SPE and you really deserve this prize.

  5. Ali Hendi Says:

    Mr. Disser’s Face is very familiar, I used to see him whenever I attend Info sessions. He is very friendly, nice, respectful, and active person. He deserves more. Congratulations.

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The Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering

The Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering has educated engineers to meet the technological needs of Texas, the nation and the world since 1925.

Approximately 4,300 undergraduate and 725 graduate students pursue bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees offered through eight academic departments: civil and environmental, chemical, computer science, electrical and computer, engineering technology, industrial, mechanical and petroleum.

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