Showing posts from September, 2008

Family enhances new engineering practice facility to "honor dad"

 When engineering students and faculty look at the new Engineering Practice Facility rising from the ground across from Sarkeys Energy Center, they see an opportunity where one day classroom knowledge will take on real world challenges. When Kelly Rawl Guziejka and family look at the facility, they see “Dad’s building.” In 2006, ExxonMobil honored its former CEO Lawrence G. Rawl with a $5 million gift to the University of Oklahoma Foundation for the nation’s first engineering practice facility. The ExxonMobil Lawrence G. Rawl Engineering Practice Facility will offer 41,000 square-feet to engineering students of all disciplines, including five bay areas where they can design and build projects. Rawl, himself a 1952 OU petroleum engineering graduate, served as chairman of the board and CEO of Exxon Corporation from 1987 until his retirement in 1993. He died in 2005, at the age of 76. Now the Rawl family has added its own gift of $350,000 to the facility to inspire young engineers before

Chemical engineering senior continues leadership momentum

 John Woodson is spending his summer thinking about what most other people around the nation are thinking: the price of oil and its effect on the bottom line. The big difference is Woodson is focusing on this subject on behalf of one of the largest chemical companies in the world. Woodson, a chemical engineering senior, is doing a summer internship at Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. As a sales and marketing intern at the company's Texas headquarters, Woodson is studying various markets to determine how John Woodson poses outside Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. Woodson, a chemical engineering senior is doing a summer internship with the company. oil and gas prices are going to change. "I am working to develop a list of key metrics of the primary cost drivers for each product such as crude oil so that it is easier for CPChem to determine how the market is going to look," Woodson said. "I am analyzing the rise in energy prices so we can make sure that our prices adjust acco