Jacob Klenke

Chevron Phillips Scholar-Mentor Program, School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman
Mentees: Chemical Engineering Sophomores
Years Matched: One

Jacob Klenke is a senior Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering student at the University of Oklahoma, and has worked to tutor sophomore chemical engineering students over the last year.

“Jacob impacts our mentor program with his professionalism and organizational skills,” shared Undergraduate Programs Coordinator Madena McGinnis. “Whether Jacob is tutoring, coordinating or working an event, or just conversing with others, his interest in what he does for the program shines.”

Professor Edgar O’Rear said, “Jacob takes the initiative to see that things got done when something would come up, always checked if additional help was needed proctoring exams and did more than his share of grading homework and exams for the sophomore Momentum Heat & Mass Transfer I class.”

Professor Lance Lobban shared, “Many mentors are very good, but Jacob was outstanding,” while Director Brian Grady added, “Jacob was always on top of things.”

Nicholas Spencer, maintenance manager at Chevron Phillips, commended Jacob for always representing OU’s Chemical Engineering and Chevron Phillips Mentoring Program in the highest regards. “His dedication and commitment to sharing his experiences and knowledge through the mentoring program are second to none!” 

Jacob enjoys mentoring and tutoring sophomores during his assigned office hours. He loves the feeling of accomplishment that comes when a mentee leaves a tutoring session with all the information needed to solve a problem on their own. One of his favorite mentor-mentee activities has been making ice cream infused with liquid nitrogen – a fun activity that shows how chemicals react when combined with other ingredients.

About the Program: The Chevron Phillips Scholar-Mentor Program is a peer mentoring and tutoring program that matches upperclassmen with sophomore chemical engineering students. Mentors provide social, academic and career support to help younger students be successful.