FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Jordan Mourot
of Lake Jackson has been selected the Outstanding Senior Chemical Engineering student in the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas
.In the College of Engineering each engineering discipline selects its outstanding student based on academic excellence, participation in college and university events and faculty recommendations. Jordan was a key member of the University of Arkansas chemical engineering design team which won first place at the 2005 WERC national competition in April at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, N.M. Mourot was a member of the Sprouts Team which developed a simple and practical system to use calcium hypochlorite (sanitizer), or an equally efficient alternative, to treat sprout seeds.
The Sprouts Team also won the USDA Award of Excellence, which gave them the opportunity to present their bench model to the USDA in Washington, D.C., in June. Mourot graduated from the University of Arkansas in December 2005, with a B.S. in chemical engineering.While at Arkansas, Mourot was a member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Golden Key, Wesley Foundation, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society and University of Arkansas Dean's List for all semesters attended. Mourot was awarded the Justin C. Smith Memorial Scholarship, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Scholarship, Alumni Scholarship, Dow Outstanding Junior Award and the Philip E. Bocquet Student Award (outstanding characteristics to engineering) in addition to serving as the student chapter president for the student American Institute of Chemical Engineers group and the chapter president for the universitywide Wesley Foundation at the University of Arkansas. Jordan worked at COOP roles for Dow Chemical at Freeport and Texas City as well as for S&B Engineering in Houston.Jordan started work for Dow Chemical in Freeport in March 2006.Jordan is the son of Mike and Janet Mourot of Lake Jackson and is a 2001 graduate of Brazoswood High School.