The Texas Tech University
Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering named Amber Lubbers the recipient of
the McAuley Distinguished Engineering Student Award for 2010.
This award, provided by members of the Whitacre College of Engineering
Dean’s Council, is named in memory of James A. McAuley, an active member of the Dean’s
Council and a Texas Tech Distinguished Engineer.
Lubbers competed for this honor and was selected because of her outstanding academic
achievements, honors, activities, interests and aspirations. Academically, she has
been on the Texas Tech President’s List with a 4.0 GPA each semester that she has
been at the university. She will graduate Summa Cum Laude in May 2010 with a bachelor’s
degree in mechanical engineering and a mathematics minor from the Whitacre College
of Engineering and the Honors College.
After summer internships with ConocoPhillips
in Borger and EOG Resources
in Midland, Lubbers plans to enter the energy industry or the defense industry.
Lubbers has earned 14 scholarships from the university, the Whitacre College of Engineering,
and Midland College
over the course of her undergraduate career. She is the recipient of the Abell-Hanger
Education Continuance Scholarship for her service in the community, the Students in
Philanthropy Scholarship and the Student Government Association Scholarship. Lubbers
was named a ConocoPhillips Spirit Scholar and was among the Who’s Who Among American
Universities for 2009.
While pursuing an academically challenging course of study, Lubbers served in various
student leadership positions at the university, including ASME
president, engineering ambassador, Phi Theta Kappa
co-president, and student government secretary. She participated in Tau Beta Pi
Engineering Honors Society, Pi Tau Sigma
Mechanical Engineering Honors Society, Society of Petroleum Engineers
Mindful of being involved in her community, Lubbers said she has worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Lubbock, Habitat for Humanity
, and the Lubbock State School
. She has helped in relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina and mission trips to Costa
Rica, British Columbia and Mexico.