Nathan Ferraro, Senior from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was named the 2015 Outstanding Senior in Architectural Engineering. He will remain at the University of Oklahoma for one more year to pursue a master's degree in civil engineering. Graduating in May with an overall 4.0 GPA Ferraro has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Roland Lehr Phi Kappa Phi Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Research, Penn State's President's Freshman and President Sparks Awards, the President's Outstanding Transfer Student, PE-ET - Top 10 Senior Honor Society, and the Letzeiser Honor List. He is also the recipient of various scholarships including the Society of American Military Engineers, the Guy Bradford Treat, the McNair Scholars Program, and the Terracon Foundation Scholarships. His research topics include multiple geotechnical engineering projects under Dr. Amy Cerato.
Ferraro is a veteran of the United States Navy, having accumulated over 1000 flight hours on the E-6B Mercury aircraft from 2008 to 2012. He currently serves as the Program Director of the Warrior-Scholar Project at the University of Oklahoma. The WSP serves as a gateway program for college-bound veterans by preparing them for the rigors of a four year degree. He also contributes in various capacities to multiple CEES organizations, including the Architectural Engineering Institute Student Chapter, the American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter, the ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition Team and Chi Epsilon, the Civil Engineering Honor Society.