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Texas A&M among NSF top 20 research performers

Published Oct 25, 2009

The National Science Foundation has named Texas A&M as the only new member of the NSF’s annual list of the top 20 academic research performers in the United States. Each year, the NSF surveys 690 US institutions and ranks them according to their research and development expenditures in science and engineering. For 2008, Texas A&M’s…

SEC to host Engineering Week

Published Oct 24, 2009

The Student Engineers' Council is hosting the inaugural Engineering Week in Qatar beginning 7 Nov. A tradition from College Station, Engineering Week is designed to promote awareness about the importance of engineering. The week begins with an inter-university cooking competition. Other E-Week activities include a Jeopardy tournament and an engineering projects fair. Engineering Week concludes with…

Aggies set for soccer against Wildcats and Tartans

Published Oct 24, 2009

The Aggie men's soccer team will face off against the Wildcats of Northwestern University in Qatar on Thursday at 6 p.m. On Saturday, the men's team will play against the Tartans of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. The game is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Both games will be played at the soccer pitch across from the recreation center. For information contact Jeffrey Sulik: jeffrey.sulik@qatar.tamu.edu.

Chili team claims title of 2009 chili masters

Published Oct 21, 2009

More than 250 taste testers participated in the 3rd annual Texas A&M at Qatar chili cook-off on 19 Oct. Of the 15 teams competing for the title, Poker Face Chili was named best overall and claimed the title of 2009 chili masters. The winning team comprised staff members Tim Canterbury and Brady Creel and students Barry Botes, Ahmed Hassan and Ahmed Lofti. Other winning teams included Felfela for…

UNESCO publishes book with chapter by Howman

Published Oct 21, 2009

Dr. Cyndy Howman, director of the Department of Student Affairs, has co-authored a chapter titled "Ethics and the Student Affairs Profession" in the 2009 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization publication, Student Affairs and Services in Higher Education: Global Foundations, Issues and Best Practices.

Texas A&M at Qatar hosts Qatar Engineering Day

Published Oct 21, 2009

Texas A&M at Qatar today hosted 700 Qatari high school students for Qatar Engineering Day. A joint project with Qatar Petroleum, Qatar Engineering Day is designed to introduce students to Education City and to raise awareness about the importance of engineering, specifically the engineering programs offered at Texas A&M at Qatar."The State of Qatar is a dynamic state, developing…

GTL research agreement signed

Published Oct 19, 2009

Texas A&M at Qatar on 13 Oct. signed a research agreement on behalf of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station with Qatar Science & Technology Park, Shell, Rolls-Royce and the University of Sheffield.Through the agreement, Texas A&M at Qatar will investigate properties and combustion characteristics of gas-to-liquid (GTL) fuel. Dr. Nimir Elbashir, visiting assistant professor…

Kent to debate on Obama's Nobel Prize

Published Oct 17, 2009

Dr. Todd Kent, senior assistant professor of political science, on 4 Nov. will participate in a debate titled "Does President Obama Deserve the Prize?" The focus of the debate surrounds US President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize and opens up questions about his first year in office. Kent will debate Dr. Gary Wasserman, visiting professor of American government at Georgetown University School…

Industry leaders to visit Texas A&M at Qatar

Published Oct 17, 2009

Texas A&M at Qatar on 25 Oct. will host Industry Day to showcase the University's engineering programs to Qatar's industrial leaders. Faculty members will present research and senior design projects. Students also will have an opportunity to meet industry respresentives. Companies participating in Industry Day include QP, RasGas, QatarGas, Occidental Petroleum Qatar Ltd., Maersk Oil Qatar AS, Wintershall…

Aggies set for soccer matches against Wildcats and Bears

Published Oct 14, 2009

The Aggie men's soccer team will face off against the Wildcats of Northwestern University in Qatar on Thursday at 8 p.m. On Saturday, the men's team will play against the Bears of Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. The game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Both games will be played at the soccer pitch across from the recreation center. For information contact Jeffrey Sulik: jeffrey.sulik@qatar.tamu.edu.