Texas Tech Names Distinguished Engineering Student

Recipient recognized for her outstanding academic achievements, honors, activities, interests and aspirations.

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 and others.  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.