STUDENT RECEIVES McAULEY ENGINEERING AWARD
April 15, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 15, 2005
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LUBBOCK – Phillip Nathan Beverly, a senior majoring in electrical engineering at Texas
Tech University, is the recipient of the 2005 James A. "Jim" McAuley Distinguished
Engineering Student Award.
The McAuley Award recognizes the most outstanding graduating Texas Tech engineering
student. The award is made in the memory of Jim McAuley, a Distinguished Engineer
and member of the Dean's Council. McAuley died in September 2000.
Beverly was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and grew up in Arlington. He is the son of Laureen
and Robert Beverly. While at Texas Tech, he has received the Horn Professor of Engineering
and the Clytus L. and Margaret Parris Endowment Scholarships. He was recognized by
the College of Engineering for Exceptional Engineering Scholastic Achievement and
has been on the President’s List every semester.
Beverly has conducted nanotechnology and semiconductor research at Texas Tech and
currently is the lead designer for the university's student team entered in a Microelectromechanical
System design competition sponsored by Sandia National Laboratory's University Alliance
Beverly also participated in summer internships at both National Instruments in Austin
and ChevronTexaco in New Orleans, La. He implemented data acquisition and automation
control systems for the automotive industry and on oil production platforms in the
Gulf of Mexico.
He is the president of the student branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers, an active member in Eta Kappa Nu, the honors society of Electrical Engineering,
and Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society. He helped host the West Texas Best
(Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) competition promoting engineering and
communication to middle and high school students through robotics.
The McAuley Award is open to all undergraduate Texas Tech engineering students. Students
must have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0, and they are judged on academic
achievement, university extracurricular activities, work experience and leadership
activities. The amount of the award is $5,000.
SOURCE: Claudia Thornton, assistant development officer, College of Engineering,
Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3451 or firstname.lastname@example.org.