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Former student hosts workshop at local girls school

Published Jun 22, 2017

Maryam Al-Bishri '10, a reservoir engineer at Qatar Petroleum, hosted an oil and gas workshop at Rufaidah Preparatory School for Girls. She showed seventh graders the process of producing oil and gas, from exploration to drilling and producing, as well as refining and transportation. The students also took part in experiments that explained concepts of fluid densities, coring and rock porosity.…

Former student's paper recognized by journal and awarded for excellence

Published Jun 22, 2017

The paper, “Corrosion evaluation of Ti-6Al-4V parts produced with an electron beam melting machine,” written by former student Dana Abdeen has been designated by the Rapid Prototyping Journal as a 2017 Highly Commended Paper and recipient of the 2017 Emerald Publishing Literati Network Award for Excellence. The paper presented the thesis research conducted by former master's student Abdeen, who…

Texas A&M at Qatar's SPE chapter named Outstanding Student Chapter

Published Jun 22, 2017

The Texas A&M at Qatar chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has been named recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Student Chapter award. The award will be presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas, USA, in October. The award recognizes the chapter's programs in industry engagement, operations and planning, community involvement, professional…

Women's Faculty Forum hosts training event

Published Jun 22, 2017

Texas A&M at Qatar’s Women’s Faculty Forum invited Dawn Metcalfe — corporate trainer, coach and author of Managing the Matrix and HardTalk — to conduct a training session with Women’s Faculty Forum members and guests. During the full-day workshop, Metcalfe discussed the unconscious biases women face in the workplace and presented strategies for women in self-development, self-promotion and negotiation.…

Hassiba wins 2017 ORYX GTL Student Award

Published Jun 22, 2017

Technical laboratory coordinator Raid Hassiba '10 was awarded the 2017 ORYX GTL Student Award for the advancement of graduate education in Qatar. Hassiba said, "As I was born and raised in Qatar, I have witnessed the rapid development that Qatar has gone through. As I grew up, I wanted to take part in this industrial revolution, especially [in the one] occurring in the energy sector. This motivated…

Texas A&M at Qatar to welcome new faculty in the fall

Published Jun 22, 2017

Texas A&M at Qatar will welcome three new faculty members this fall 2017. Dr. Garng Huang, professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program, joins in the same capacity from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University. The Chemical Engineering Program will welcome Dr. Ahmed Abdalla as an associate professor. He is currently a senior scientist at QEERI…

Texas A&M at Qatar co-hosts PV workshop

Published Jun 22, 2017

Texas A&M at Qatar co-hosted a desert PV module workshop recently at the HBKU Student Center that brought researchers from across the world, including the U.S., Germany and Turkey to present studies related to the problems facing solar photovoltaic power generation in harsh desert conditions. Researchers from the mechanical and electrical and computer engineering programs at Texas A&M at Qatar also…

Texas A&M at Qatar names Yousef M. Al-Jaber alumnus of the year

Published Jun 19, 2017

Yousef M. Al-Jaber ‘07, the deputy director of TOTAL Research Center at Qatar, has been named the branch campus’ second recipient of its Alumnus of the Year award. Al-Jaber was nominated and chosen for the award for his workplace success and for his contributions to Texas A&M at Qatar. He was a member of the first graduating class at Texas A&M at Qatar. He is a current member of the Industrial…

Texas A&M at Qatar delivers 3D printers for STEM teachers to use in classrooms

Published Jun 14, 2017

Five science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers in Qatar and their schools have received 3D printers from Texas A&M University at Qatar and Maersk Oil Qatar for use in classrooms to enhance student learning and capacity building. The 3D printers awarded through competitive grant applications from attendees of a recent professional development workshop, the Engineering…

Texas A&M at Qatar’s annual 3D Challenge encourages use of cutting-edge technologies to solve real-world challenges

Published May 28, 2017

Inventors from several of Qatar’s leading institutions showcased their creative applications of cutting-edge technology in the 3D Challenge hosted by Texas A&M University at Qatar.  Two competitions — the 3D Printing Competition and Visualization Development Competition — make up the 3D Challenge, and together the contests are designed to promote innovation through advanced technology. The…