Chad Hasty,

Texas Tech University has officially named the 2014 Distinguished Engineering Student of the year.

Amber Helm was selected by the Texas Tech Whitacre College of Engineering as the recipient of the 2014 McAuley Distinguished Engineering Student Award.

The award is named in memory of James A. McAuley, a previously named Texas Tech Distinguished Engineer and active member of the Dean’s Council of Whitacre College of Engineering.

The award is a recognition of her academic achievements, honors and activities. while a student at Texas Tech.

Helm has served as president of the Engineering Ambassadors organization for over a year and also participated in the study abroad program at Texas Tech’s campus in Seville, Spain.

With a 3.93 GPA, Helm will graduate Summa Cum Laude with Honors in May with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.

Once graduated, Helm will take a full-time position with Anadarko as a production engineer in Kermit and plans to remain involved at Texas Tech as an alumnae advisor to A.O.E., a recruiter for Anadarko, and a member of the Texas Tech engineering young alumni organization, Young Guns.