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Texas A&M at Qatar hosts summit to give student leaders skills to succeed

Published Nov 20, 2018

Texas A&M University at Qatar recently hosted its annual Student Leadership Summit to educate current student leaders on the meaning of leadership and integrity, as well as provide practical training on the processes of running a student club and hosting events. Leadership is one of six core values that Texas A&M instills in each of its students and graduates, and the goal of the summit is to prepare…

Texas A&M at Qatar acknowledges Oxy Qatar for longtime collaboration and sponsorship milestone

Published Nov 20, 2018

Texas A&M University at Qatar honored Occidental Petroleum of Qatar Ltd. (Oxy Qatar) with a place on the Paragons recognition wall, which distinguishes top supporters and partners in the industry and community in Qatar. Oxy Qatar has continuously supported Texas A&M at Qatar’s engineering student programs, particularly in petroleum engineering. Oxy Qatar support has included aiding petroleum…

Current and former students attend workshop on excelling in the workplace

Published Nov 07, 2018

Thirty-two current and former students recently attended a workshop on how to build good habits for success. The course material included tips such as taking initiative, displaying leadership and acting professionally. It prepared students for the workplace environment and for former students to develop skills to enhance their standing in their current companies. The workshop was taught by Mike…

Tzortzakis delivers plenary lecture at terahertz conference in Russia

Published Nov 07, 2018

Dr. Stylianos Tzortzakis, physics professor in the Science Program, delivered the plenary lecture, "Extreme THz fields from near and mid-infrared laser filaments," at the International Conference on Terahertz and Microwave Radiation in October in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Tzortzakis’ presentation covered the most recent achievements of his research group in producing and using powerful THz sources.…

Gray appears on Al Jazeera to discuss US elections

Published Nov 07, 2018

Dr. Phillip Gray, assistant professor of Political Science in the Liberal Arts Program, appeared on Al Jazeera English last week to talk about the US midterm elections. Gray also appeared on the network this morning to discuss the election results as part of a commentary panel.

Entrepreneur gives students startup advice

Published Nov 06, 2018

American entrepreneur Dr. Stafford Sheehan visited Texas A&M at Qatar earlier this week and spoke to students about his experiences starting his own company — twice. During his talk, “Translating Technologies from the Lab to Startup,” Sheehan discussed the two companies he has started, one of which was acquired by another company and another, Catalytic Innovations, that he is currently running.…

Texas A&M at Qatar hosts Safety Week to raise awareness on the importance of safety

Published Oct 28, 2018

Texas A&M University at Qatar recently hosted Safety Week to raise awareness about living and working safely and making safety an everyday part of life. The week’s events included talks from QF leadership, lab safety award presentations, a defensive driving course and a safety fair. Safety Week also highlighted how other companies and institutions in Qatar are emphasizing the shared objective of…

Texas A&M at Qatar graduate joins chemical engineering faculty

Published Oct 25, 2018

When the fall 2018 classes began at Texas A&M University at Qatar in September, the university faculty included one new addition: Dr. Dhabia Al-Mohannadi, a Class of 2012 chemical engineering graduate of the branch campus. Al-Mohannadi is the first female Qatari graduate of Texas A&M at Qatar to return to the university as a faculty member. Al-Mohannadi also earned a master’s degree…

Hodges presents keynote address at writing center association conference

Published Oct 24, 2018

Dr. Amy Hodges delivered the keynote address, “Learning from/in MENA Writing Centers — Active Citizenship and Social Justice,” at the 2018 International Writing Centers Association (IWCA) conference 11-13 Oct. in Atlanta with colleagues from the American University of Sharjah and the American University of Beirut. Hodges is an instructional assistant professor in the Liberal Arts Program and the…

Sheharyar presents paper on biomedical visualization at international conference

Published Oct 24, 2018

Software applications developer Ali Sheharyar recently presented a paper, “Visual Analysis of Regional Anomalies in Myocardial Motion,” at the Eighth Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine in Granada, Spain. Sheharyar works in Research Computing at Texas A&M at Qatar and his research involves developing software tools to assist medical experts in analyzing the complex…