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Liberal Arts initiative helps freshmen find Common Ground

Published Nov 02, 2009

Texas A&M at Qatar's Liberal Arts Program Common Ground initiative continues this year with Booker T. Washington's book "Up from Slavery" and will offer a three-part lecture series. As part of activities planned for all freshman classes, the initiative also sponsored an essay contest based around one theme from the book.Student judges awarded first place to Ernesto Nuguid,…

Serpedin co-authors book on synchronization of wireless sensor networks

Published Nov 01, 2009

Dr. Erchin Serpedin, associate professor of electrical engineering, and Dr. Qasim Chaudhari, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Iqra University, have co-authored "Synchronization in Wireless Sensor Networks: Parameter Estimation, Peformance Benchmarks, and Protocols," a research monograph published recently by Cambridge University Press.The book focuses on synchronization…

Aggies set for soccer against ABP and Hoyas

Published Nov 01, 2009

The Aggie men's soccer team this week will face off against the Academic Bridge Program. The game is scheduled for 5 Nov. at 6 p.m. On Saturday, the men's team will face off against the Hoyas of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service 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.

Run for the Ring set for Saturday

Published Oct 31, 2009

Run for the Ring, sponsored by the Department of Student Affairs, will take place 7 Nov. beginning at 9 a.m. Registration for both runners and volunteers is available online. To pay the registration fee, visit office 148E in the Texas A&M Engineering Building or drop by an information table at the LAS building,…

26 students receive Aggie rings

Published Oct 27, 2009

Texas A&M at Qatar on 22 Oct. distributed 26 Aggie rings during the fall 2009 Aggie ring day celebration."By celebrating ring day, the Department of Student Affairs hoped to create a new tradition in celebrating both the students receiving Aggie rings as well as honoring the tradition and symbolism the ring represents," said Rachel White, a student development specialist in…

Nobel laureate Hänsch lectures in Education City

Published Oct 25, 2009

Professor Theodor W. Hänsch, winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize in physics, on Monday delivered a lecture, "Heart Beat of Light," to an audience of faculty, staff, students and local scientists in the Texas A&M Engineering Building in Education City. Hänsch, director of the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Germany, shared his work on the development of laser-based precision spectroscopy,…

Industry Day attracts Qatar business leaders

Published Oct 25, 2009

Texas A&M at Qatar's Office of Student and Community Relations, in collaboration with Qatar Petroleum, this week hosted the inaugural Texas A&M at Qatar Industry Day in Education City. Leaders from the Qatar commercial and industrial sectors, in addition to GCC companies, were in attendance to learn about the University’s engineering programs.“Industry Day is aimed at…

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.