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Liberal arts faculty take part in WISE roundtable

Published Dec 19, 2018

Program chair Dr. Zohreh Eslami and liberal arts faculty members Dr. Sara Hillman and Dr. Aymen Elsheikh participated in a World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Happenings Roundtable, "From Competition to Collaboration in Language Learning," at Qatar Foundation headquarters earlier this month. Language scholars and educators from a variety of sectors in Qatar were invited to discuss language…

Medical and High Energy Physics research group wins second place in presentation competition

Published Dec 19, 2018

The Medical and High Energy Physics research group at Texas A&M at Qatar, headed by research professor Dr. Othmane Bouhali, recently placed second in the presentation competition at the International Workshop on Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy in Beirut, Lebanon. Temporary research associate Yassine Toufique, technical laboratory coordinator Maya Abi Akl and Bouhali presented the results of…

Qaraqe and researchers awarded best oral presentation

Published Dec 19, 2018

Electrical and computer engineering professor Dr. Khalid Qaraqe was recently awarded Best Oral Presentation at the Eighth International Conference on Electronics, Communications and Networks in Bangkok, Thailand. Sharing the award with Qaraqe on presenting the paper, "Line of Sight VLC in Inhomogeneous Underwater Medium: Performance Evaluation," were temporary research associate Noha Anous and associate…

Education City United celebrates Qatar National Day

Published Dec 19, 2018

The Qatari Student Association at Texas A&M at Qatar, along with all of the Qatari student organizations across Education City, recently hosted Education City United to celebrate Qatar National Day. The event at the Ceremonial Court included various activities such as a bazaar of student businesses, a gallery with student paintings and food stands. The event finished with an operetta directed by…

Texas A&M at Qatar hosts industry representatives at annual networking event

Published Dec 11, 2018

Texas A&M University at Qatar recently hosted its annual Career Networking Night at the Texas A&M Engineering Building in Education City, Doha, Qatar. More than 65 students and 25 former students met with 65 representatives from 35 companies in the region about internship and employment opportunities. The event was sponsored by Dolphin Energy and organized by the Student Engineers’…

Professors Serpedin and Qaraqe receive prestigious IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Column Award for 2018

Published Dec 05, 2018

Electrical and computer engineering professors Dr. Erchin Serpedin and Dr. Khalid Qaraqe, together with their former Ph.D. student Dr. Sangwoo Park, received the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Column Award for year 2018 for their paper, "Gaussian Assumption: The Least Favorable but the Most Useful." The paper was first published in the March 2013 issue of the prestigious IEEE Signal Processing…

Petroleum engineering sophomores visit QP site in Dukhan

Published Dec 05, 2018

Petroleum engineering sophomore students reently visited Qatar Petroleum's facilities in Dukhan. The students toured QP's drilling operations and visited a rig site. The visit enabled students to learn more about drilling operations, drilling rig components, drilling fluids and directional drilling. It also gave them insights into the real-life work environment of professional engineers in the oil…

Texas A&M at Qatar wins Qatar Universities Basketball Cup

Published Dec 05, 2018

Texas A&M at Qatar's women’s basketball team won the Qatar Universities Basketball Cup by defeating HBKU 31-16 in the championship game. The team went undefeated during the regular season and in the playoffs. Team members included: Lina Karkoub, Allison Meegan, Karima Ramadan, Malak Abou Samhadaneh, Yossra Osman, Layan Al-Huneidi, Mai Mahmoud, Omnya Abdalla, Byanne Malluhi, Farah Ramada, Joana Mahfouz, Nilufer…

Electrical and computer engineering students win Inter-Majors Debate contest

Published Dec 05, 2018

The Council of Debating Engineers (CODE) hosted the Inter-Majors Debate last month. In the first round, students representing each of the engineering programs debated the premise that all procedures to alter your appearance would be banned. In the final round, students representing the Chemical Engineering Program argued for the motion that guns should no longer be licensed to civilians whereas…

Texas A&M at Qatar hosts summit to give student leaders skills to succeed

Published Dec 04, 2018

Texas A&M University at Qatar recently hosted its annual Student Leadership Summit to educate current student leaders on the meaning of leadership and integrity, as well as provide practical training on the processes of running a student club and hosting events. Leadership is one of six core values that Texas A&M instills in each of its students and graduates, and the goal of the summit is to prepare…