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Education City students enrich professional and technical skills at Texas A&M at Qatar's Engineering Enrichment and Entrepreneurship Program

Published May 29, 2024

More than 100 students from across Education City participated in Texas A&M University at Qatar’s Engineering Enrichment and Entrepreneurship Program’s spring 2024 technical and professional development training cycle. The cycle offered seven courses that aimed to help the students enhance their technical and non-technical skills.

The courses covered included Lean Six Sigma (Yellow and Green Belt Certification), Geosteering Fundamentals, Fundamentals of LabVIEW, Microsoft Excel & Visio for Engineers, Virtual Control Labs, Android Application Development, and Statistics and Probabilities Applications using MATLAB.

29 students earned the Yellow and Green Belt - Lean Six Sigma Certification after an accelerated engineering enrichment course for 3 consecutive days, providing them with a valuable asset for the job market. Lean Six Sigma is a methodology that combines Lean manufacturing principles and Six Sigma techniques to improve efficiency and quality in processes. Its certification levels use a belt system, where each new belt represents an improved understanding and experience in Six Sigma principles. As the second tier, the Green Belt certification focuses on the fundamentals of the Six Sigma methodology while covering applications and how to lead effectively.

“Congratulations to all the students who have received this certification,” said Lana El Ladki, engineering enrichment manager at Texas A&M at Qatar. “Over the program, we have empowered students with skills necessary to excel in today’s workplace and to become leaders in their respective fields.”

Participants also gained hands-on experience with LabVIEW, the leading system design software used in engineering and research, enhancing their data analysis, visualization, and documentation skills. They experimented with control systems and automation through virtual labs that provided real-world scenarios and challenges. Additionally, they learned to create innovative Android apps from scratch and strengthened their analytical skills with MATLAB, focusing on statistical methods and probability theory essential for engineers.

The second Engineering Enrichment and Entrepreneurship cycle, scheduled for the end of 2024, will provide more opportunities for professional development, networking and exposure to the emerging role of engineering across different fields.