Andrew Lambeth of Oklahoma City, a senior chemical engineering major at the University of Oklahoma, was named the College of Engineering’s Outstanding Senior. Lambeth and 18 other students chosen from other OU undergraduate colleges received this special recognition at a November ceremony and during halftime at the OU vs. Iowa State football game.
Lambeth visited OU’s College of Engineering during his junior year in high school as part of the Junior Engineering Technical Society program. He visited several universities, but none felt quite as right as OU.
While he said his original intent was to become a doctor, after immersing himself in the degree’s coursework and industry experience during a co-op, he now plans to pursue a career in the oil and gas industry.
“Andrew is a leader in every sense of the word,” said Brian Grady, director of the OU School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering. “He is one of those people that make everyone around him feel very comfortable and valued. I certainly expect great things from him as he leaves OU and goes out into the ‘real’ world!”
After graduation in May, Lambeth will move to the Los Angeles area, where he will work as a summer intern for Valero before returning to Norman in the fall to pursue his master’s degree in engineering.
The Outstanding Senior Awards, presented by Sooner Parents, recognizes and celebrates achievement in the areas of scholarship, honors, awards, leadership and service to the university and community.