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Texas A&M at Qatar students awarded Amir Education Excellence Award 2021

Published Mar 18, 2021

Texas A&M University at Qatar’s former and current students were award the Amir’s Education Excellence Award 2021 in a ceremony hosted on 1 March. Ahmad Al-Buenain ’16, Fatima Al-Janahi ’20, Maryam Al-Emadi ’20 and Haya Al-Rewaily ’24 were recognized for their achievements in their master’s, bachelor’s and high school careers, respectively.

Former mechanical engineering student Ahmad Al-Buenain is currently a Ph.D. student at Qatar University and a 1st Lt. Engineer with Qatar’s Ministry of Interior. He received the Education Excellence Award for his master’s in engineering management from Qatar University. Speaking at the ceremony, he said, “This award is not our last endeavor, rather a new beginning and a driver for further advancements and achievements. 

Fatima Al-Janahi received the platinum award for her time at Texas A&M at Qatar. The electrical and computer engineering graduate is currently a research assistant at Texas A&M at Qatar. “The Education Excellence Award that was honored by HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani represents the support and motivation to give back to our country Qatar and to continue the excellence path in the next years,” she said. Al-Janahi is also currently working on her tech startup, Tailory, that was recently incubated with the Ministry of Transport and Communication’s Digital Incubation Center.  

Reflecting on her achievements during her time at university, Maryam Al-Emadi said she is particularly proud of graduating summa cum laude from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program, working on a research project focusing on lung cancer treatment and participating in various student organizations. “I learned a lot from my time at Texas A&M at Qatar and I am really grateful for being recognized through this award by His Highness,” she said.

Haya Al-Rewaily, a first-year student in the Aggie Gateway Program, was awarded for her achievements in her high school, Umm Ayman Secondary School for Girls. “Receiving this award is a great honor as it recognizes my hard work. I plan to study electrical and computer engineering at Texas A&M at Qatar and the excellent atmosphere motivates me to keep working hard toward more achievements,” she said.  

Dr. César Octavio Malavé, dean of Texas A&M at Qatar, said, “Four of our Aggies winning the nation’s highest accolade in education goes to show that at Texas A&M at Qatar, we are not only educating engineers but the next generation of Qatar’s leaders. I’m proud of these students and I look forward to seeing the paths they choose to pursue with their engineering education.”