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Education and industry collaboration to expand students' STEM and business related skills

Published Jul 16, 2018

Some of the best high school students across Qatar are spending their summer vacation by taking part in the Future Engineers and Summer Engineering Academy programs from 24 June to 5 July 2018 at Texas A&M University at Qatar.   The two programs, sponsored by Occidental Petroleum of Qatar Ltd. (Oxy Qatar), are part of a broader initiative that aims to attract young school students to choose…

Boluda-Ruiz wins best Ph.D. thesis award

Published Jul 10, 2018

Postdoctoral research associate Dr. Rubén Boluda-Ruiz was recently awarded the best Ph.D. thesis at the Night of Telecommunications ceremony at the University of Málaga. Boluda-Ruiz currently works with electrical and computer engineering professor Dr. Khalid Qaraqe in his Wireless Research Group.

Texas A&M at Qatar hosts students from main campus for research intensive program 

Published Jul 10, 2018

Texas A&M at Qatar recently hosted the Engineering Learning Community Introduction to Research (ELCIR) program. The program exposes first generation college students and at-risk students to research and opportunities within industry and graduate school to conduct more. Ten students from main campus were joined by six Texas A&M at Qatar students to take a research principles class with chemical engineering…

Mansoor and Makki Present Mixed Reality Paper and Offer hands-on Sessions at the ASEE 2018 annual conference

Published Jul 10, 2018

Dr. Bilal Mansoor and Mustapha Makki from the mechanical engineering program attended the   American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Mansoor presented a paper titled “Use of Mixed Reality Tools in Introductory Materials Science Courses” in the Materials division session. The TAMUQ team also presented three Hololens device hands-on…

Balog hosts a STEM presentation for 4th graders about solar energy

Published Jul 10, 2018

Texas A&M at Qatar supports its faculty and staff members to host events and programs to students across Qatar to encourage them to choose educational pathways in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  Dr. Robert Balog was invited to teach a beginners class on solar energy for fourth graders at the ACS International School in Doha on 28 May 2018. His presentation included…

Texas A&M at Qatar partners with QCRI and QNRF to offer programming workshop for school students

Published Jun 26, 2018

Twenty-one students in grades 7, 8, 9 and 10 from schools around Qatar designed their own Android mobile app game as part of a recent two-day workshop on mobile app development. The workshop was organized and offered by Dr. Eman A. Fituri from the Qatar Computing Research Institute in Texas A&M University at Qatar’s STEM Hub, a joint initiative of Texas A&M at Qatar and the Qatar National…

Elbashir appointed chair of petroleum engineering

Published Jun 26, 2018

Dr. Nimir Elbashir has been appointed chair of the Petroleum Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar effective 1 July. Elbashir succeeds Dr. Mike Bowman who led the program from August 2015 to November 2017 and Dr. Vijay Panchang who has held the position of interim program chair since then.  Elbashir is currently professor of chemical engineering with a joint appointment…

Texas A&M at Qatar, QU establish first American Chemical Society chapter in Qatar

Published Jun 23, 2018

Qatar has its first-ever international chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS), thanks to the efforts of faculty from Texas A&M University at Qatar and Qatar University.  The Qatar chapter has been designated an ACS International Chemical Sciences Chapter, joining 19 other international chapters around the world. The chapter aims to provide chemists and chemical engineers from across…

Van de Logt publishes book on monsters in oral traditions of the Native American Caddo

Published Jun 13, 2018

Exploring the oral traditions of Native American Caddoan peoples, liberal arts associate professor Dr. Mark van de Logt’s new book, Monsters of Contact: Historical Trauma in Caddoan Oral Traditions, sheds knowledge on the impact of European colonialism on the Caddoan people. In his book, Van de Logt argues that certain monsters found in Wichita, Pawnee, Arikara and Caddo stories…

Texas A&M at Qatar show brings science to life for nearly 6,000 schoolchildren in Qatar

Published Jun 12, 2018

Since January, nearly 6,000 school students in Qatar witnessed science and engineering in action during an engaging new educational show presented by Texas A&M University at Qatar.  The Science and Engineering Road Show is part of Texas A&M at Qatar’s ongoing efforts to attract Qatar’s best and brightest young minds to choose career paths in STEM and support the goals set out in the Qatar…