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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…

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…

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…

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:

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…

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…

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.

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…