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Senior chemical engineering students visit Oryx GTL

Published Mar 14, 2010

Dr. Dragomir Bukur, professor of chemical engineering, and Khaled Elsaid, technical laboratory coordinator, accompanied senior chemical engineering students for a tour of the Oryx GTL plant in Ras Laffan Industrial City on 9 March.Operated by Sasol, Oryx GTL is the largest plant of this kind in the world for natural gas conversion to hydrocarbon liquids. Dr. Ernest du Toit,…

Texas A&M at Qatar to host safety process symposium

Published Mar 09, 2010

Texas A&M University at Qatar beginning 15 March will host a safety symposium.Sponsored by Shell, Exxonmobil and Qatar Petroleum, the symposium,"Process and Personal Safety is not achieved by Accident," will lead safety specialists from academia and industry to Texas A&M at Qatar to discuss process and personal safety. The goal of the symposium is to promote networking among…

Petroleum engineering students to participate in annual paper contest

Published Mar 09, 2010

Texas A&M at Qatar Petroleum Engineering Department will host the annual paper contest on 13 March. The contest is divided into three sessions according to student classification.Junior, senior and graduate petroleum engineering students will make formal presentations on a variety of technical topics to a panel of judges. Representatives from the oil and gas industry will…

Building operations hosts emergency response training

Published Mar 08, 2010

Texas A&M at Qatar's Office of Building Operations hosted a 40-hour hazardous waste operations and emergency response certification course last week.The HAZWOPER training is designed for people who respond to the release of hazardous substances, regardless of the location of the hazard.Training consisted of classroom training as well as hands-on experience with…

Texas A&M at Qatar seniors visit Mesaieed

Published Mar 08, 2010

Twenty-one students from Texas A&M at Qatar last week visited Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO) at Mesiaeed Industrial City, the largest single-site producer of ammonia and urea in the world. Students were given the opportunity to explore the plants, identifying various equipment they are learning about in chemical kinetics. For information contact Amanda Field: amanda.field@qatar.tamu.edu.

Aggie cricket club set to square off against Tartans

Published Mar 07, 2010

The Aggie cricket club will face-off against the Tartans of Carnegie Mellon University at Qatar. The match will is scheduled for 13 March beginning 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. For information contact Dillan Raymond Roshan: d.raymondroshan@qatar.tamu.edu.

Bashir nominated for best paper award by American Political Science Association

Published Mar 01, 2010

Dr. Hassan Bashir’s, assistant professor of political science, has been nominated for the best paper award by The American Political Science Association's organized section of foundations on political thought.His paper, "Otherness, Canonicity and Comparative Political Theory," reassesses the rationale and usefulness of a cross-cultural approach towards political theorizing.…

Aggie men's basketball team remains undefeated

Published Feb 25, 2010

Claiming another perfect season, the Aggie men's team on 20 Feb. defeated the varsity Dragons of the American School of Doha by a score 57-55.With 31 wins and zero losses, the men's team remains undefeated since November of 2008. "The victory did not come easy," coach Michael Collins said. "The team won on a tough shot with only two seconds remaining…

Texas A&M at Qatar students set for leadership exchange program

Published Feb 23, 2010

Texas A&M at Qatar is sending 16 students to College Station next week during the Qatar campus' spring break for the first half of a two-week leadership exchange program.Students from both campuses were selected based on leadership potential and campus involvement. Students will have an opportunity to explore College Station, participate in leadership development workshops…

QWE to host lecture on solar thermal power

Published Feb 23, 2010

The Qatar Sustainable Water and Energy Utilization Initiative on 1 March will host Professor Hans Muller-Steinhagen director of the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics, German Aerospace Center (DLR), as he discusses the Desertec Project.In October 2009, 12 major companies signed an agreement to initiate the Desertec Project, designed to supply 15 percent of European…