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Texas A&M at Qatar Global Showcase highlights impact of international experiences for students

Published Nov 05, 2017

Texas A&M University at Qatar recently hosted its first Global Showcase to highlight students’ international experiences and the impact these experiences have had on their lives and educational careers. Texas A&M at Qatar’s mission in educating exemplary engineers champions providing students a holistic educational approach, and international experience is one factor in what sets Aggie engineers…

SPE and Pi Epsilon Tau host first fall mixer for freshmen and sophomores

Published Nov 01, 2017

Texas A&M at Qatar's Society of Petroleum Engineers' student chapter hosted an outdoor fall mixer in collaboration with Pi Epsilon Tau, the petroleum engineering honor society. Freshman and sophomore students of all majors learned about several technical disciplines the petroleum has to offer and discussed opportunities to expand the scope of their academic programs.

ASC hosts fourth annual (Inter)National Day on Writing

Published Nov 01, 2017

The Academic Success Collaborative, in partnership with the STEAM Initiative, hosted its fourth annual (Inter)National Day on Writing. The event celebrated writing as a tool for learning and as an integral part of the way people collaborate and process ideas together. Students, faculty and staff partook in activities like five-word poetry, lipograms and palindromes. There was also a local calligrapher…

WFF and CTL host lecture on increasing student engagement

Published Nov 01, 2017

The Women's Faculty Forum and the Center for Teaching and Learning hosted a talk on effective strategies to increase student engagement and achievement. In her talk, "Creating Inclusive Communities for Student Success," Dr. Meagan Pollock discussed the building blocks of an inclusive community where students feel connected, accepted and supported. Pollack is the director of professional development…

Texas A&M at Qatar hosts continuing education course on pavement design

Published Nov 01, 2017

Texas A&M at Qatar hosted participants from the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) and a number of companies for a continuing education course on pavement design and construction. The course, "Volumetric Mix Design of Asphalt Mixtures," focused on improving participants' expertise in constructing quality infrastructure, which is an important aspect of Qatar's economic development. The course also…

Mir is first Qatar-based mathematician published in top-five journal

Published Nov 01, 2017

Dr. Nordine Mir, professor of mathematics in the Science Program, published a paper, "Convergence of formal CR mappings into strongly pseudoconvex Cauchy–Riemann manifolds," in Inventiones mathematicae, one of the most prestigious mathematics journals in the world. This marks the first time that a Qatar-based mathematician has ever been published in the acknowledged top-five worldwide math journals.

Qaraqe awarded IPTT fund for patent prototype

Published Nov 01, 2017

Electrical and computer engineering professor Dr. Khalid Qaraqe, Dr. Mohamed Abdallah from HBKU, Dr. Murat Uysal from Ozyegin University and Dr. Ali Gorcin from Tubitak have been awarded the Technology Development Fund from the Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer office at QNRF to implement a prototype for their joint patent, "Relay-assisted Visible Light Communications." The patent is…

Petroleum engineering seniors attend ATCE 2017

Published Oct 31, 2017

PETE senior students at Texas A&M University at Qatar attended The SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held in San Antonio from 7-11 October 2017,and participated in the annual Petrobowl Championship. This students’ trip was fully sponsored by OXY – Qatar, who have also sponsored it for the last 5 years. PETE 16 senior students met with Vicki Hollub President and Chief Executive…

Texas A&M at Qatar announces TEE grant winners

Published Oct 31, 2017

Texas A&M at Qatar announced seven winning project proposals for the Transformative Educational Experience grants. Twenty-two proposals were submitted representing all six academic programs. Since 2015, Texas A&M at Qatar has funded more than twenty projects that have ranged from a student-faculty collaboration to publish a children’s book on combustion engines in Arabic and English, to a week-long…

Texas A&M at Qatar hosts global conference on computational science

Published Oct 26, 2017

Texas A&M University at Qatar hosted computational science and high-performance computing experts from around the world 23-24 Oct. for the second International Computational Science and Engineering Conference (ICSEC).  The two-day event was co-organized by the TEES Advanced Scientific Computing Center (TASC) in collaboration with the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) and the Qatar…