Showing posts from November, 2011

Martinez Named Outstanding Senior for OU College of Engineering

Moises Martinez has been named the 2011-2012 Outstanding Senior for the College of Engineering. Moises is a mechanical engineering major from Mustang, Okla. He will serve as a representative of the College of Engineering Class of 2012 at Commencement and Convocation ceremonies in May. Moises has contributed his time and leadership to a variety of campus and community organizations including the Multicultural Engineering Program, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Deans Leadership Class, and The Big Event. Among his awards he was cited as a National Hispanic Scholar, ConocoPhillips Spirit Scholar, Outstanding Junior in Mechanical Engineering, and was awarded the Deans Advisory Board on Diversity Wayne Steen Scholarship.


By Karen Kelly Norman, Okla. – A University of Oklahoma engineering graduate student has been selected to serve as the first Department of Energy Student Ambassador from OU. Christella Chavez, a doctoral student in the OU School of Electrical and Computer Engineering’s Telecommunications program in Tulsa, will work to expand the DOE’s presence on campus and connect student jobseekers with DOE job and internship opportunities. Chavez was encouraged to apply as a Student Ambassador last summer while working at the DOE’s Los Alamos National Laboratory, where she was involved in building a computational model for assessing and rebuilding the telecommunications infrastructure after a major disaster interrupts operations. Chavez considers the experience in Los Alamos “not just a career changer but a life changer.” She was impressed by the level of the DOE’s expertise, facilities and knowledge coupled with their pursuit of qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds that include not

TulsaPeople Q&A: Alan Armstrong

President and CEO of Williams Rachel Anderson Hill Alan Armstrong took over as president and CEO of Williams in January 2011, having served the company in a variety of capacities since 1986, when he started at the Tulsa-based company as an engineer. When a young engineer started with a Tulsa-based energy company in 1986, he didn’t know he would one day serve as the Fortune 500 company’s top officer. But then, one doesn’t often hear of someone who spends his entire professional career at one company. Today, that is unusual in and of itself. Alan Armstrong is not exactly a household name, but his bio can be found in the likes of Forbes and Businessweek. Why? Armstrong assumed the role of president and CEO of Williams in January 2011. As the successor to Steven Malcolm, who led Williams for eight years, his first seven months at the helm have been, well, pretty busy. Armstrong is leading Williams at a time when there are many opportunities for growth. He serves on a mile-long list