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Neenu Shaji

Neenu Shaji

Learning Laboratory Coordinator

Office Number: 319D
Office Phone: +974.4423.0454


Neenu Shaji joined the Science Program in 2009. She currently teaches Calculus Recitations and Python Coding Labs. She is actively involved in outreach programs. She worked as instructor for the ACT (American College Test) coaching hosted as a joint venture, PSP (Promising Students Program) between HBKU (Hamad Bin Khalifa University) and Texas A&M University at Qatar. She worked as Assistant Instructor to Dr. Sandra Nite as a part of the outreach program, PREP (Pathways for Retention in Engineering Programs), hosted by the Office of Development, Engagement and Outreach (currently Office of Advancement) for two consecutive years. In this regard, she was actively involved in teaching the high school students precalculus as well as MATLAB. She developed a course for MATLAB for Precalculus and taught it to high-school students as part of PREP.

My passion:

To perceive excellence in the field of Teaching, through continuous research, learning and sheer hard work to face new challenges in the near future for me and for my organization and thus to achieve goals through my endeavors. I am passionate about active learning environment where the instructor coaches the student by bridging gaps and guiding them towards the learning outcomes by eliciting them to connect concepts together and thereby providing a life-long learning experience to the students. Teaching and learning is a progressive space where in both parties should be willing to learn and unlearn in order to provide a dynamic learning and teaching experience.

Education

  • Master of Mathematics, University of Waterloo, 2018
  • Master of Business Administration, Operations, IGNOU, New Delhi, 2011
  • Bachelor's in Technology Electronics & Communication Engineering, NITC (National Institute of Technology Calicut, Kerala, India), 2007

Experience

  • Learning Lab coordinator, Texas A&M University at Qatar, (August 2013 – Present)
  • Instructor, PREP — Pathways for Retention in Engineering programs, (July-August, 2017, 2018)
  • Instructor, PSP — Promising Students Program. Joint venture by HBKU (Hamad Bin Khalifa University) and Texas A&M University at Qatar (October 2015 – December 2015)
  • Teaching Associate, Texas A&M University at Qatar (March 2009 – August 2013)
  • Lecturer, Qatar Aeronautical College (September 2007 – July 2008)

Awards

  • 2020 DIELA – Dean’s Inclusive Excellence and Leadership Academy, Project on Course Mapping-Science to Engineering
  • 2015 Science Staff Excellence Award
  • 2015 ELIT Showcase – Education and Learning Innovation with Technology, showcased Educational technology in teaching MATLAB
  • 2000 Air India Scholastic Award
  • 2000 All India Merit Scholarship in Science
  • National Mathematics Olympiad (Top 10% and 20%) in two consecutive years
  • Gulf Mathematics Olympiad (Top 10 %) in two consecutive years

 

Publications

  • "Mathematical Model of Cloud Computing Using Clustering Technique: Case Study" for the ICDMKE (International Conference on Data Mining and Knowledge Engineering), Venice, Italy in 2012.
  • "Engineering and Mathematics Undergraduates Using MATLAB — Case Study" for the ICCAM (International Conference on Computational and Applied Mathematics), Bangkok, Thailand in 2011.
  • "Technology in Teaching Mathematics to Engineering Students — Case study" on Using various technologies like Turning-Point, WebCT, Webassign, Second-Life and MATLAB in The ICEHVE (International Conference on Ethics and Human Values in Engineering), Barcelona, Spain in 2010.