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CTL recognizes 136 students during ceremony for engineering enrichment courses

Published Apr 24, 2019

The Center for Teaching and Learning hosted a ceremony recently to hand out 248 certificates to 136 students who took part in engineering enrichment courses in the past year. Mechanical engineering students Raghad Al-Sulaiti and Aisha Hussein received the inaugural Engineering Enrichment Achievement Award for their outstanding participation in the trainings and professional development courses in…

Mechanical engineering students visit Qatar Shell research center

Published Apr 23, 2019

Twenty mechanical engineering senior students from Texas A&M University at Qatar recently visited the Qatar Shell Research Technology Center (QSRTC) at Qatar Science and Technology Park to learn about materials selection and corrosion monitoring. The visit was part of a class trip in the Materials in Design course taught by assistant professor Dr. Bilal Mansoor and lab coordinator Osama Desouky. Students…

Texas A&M at Qatar seniors prepare for graduation

Published Apr 23, 2019

Seniors at Texas A&M University at Qatar who are expecting to graduate in May tried on their commencement regalia and celebrated their successes during the recent Senior Robing Day event. More than 100 students are expected to earn their engineering degrees on 9 May during Texas A&M at Qatar’s annual commencement ceremony in which the branch campus will graduate its 1,000th engineer. Students at…

Eight Texas A&M at Qatar students named undergraduate research scholars

Published Apr 11, 2019

Eight Texas A&M University at Qatar students have been named Texas A&M University Undergraduate Research Scholars. Muhammad Zaid Kamil, Safeer Hafeez, Arshad Ali, Aisha Hussain, Sofian Ghazali, Alaa Abdalla, AlReem Al-Dosari and Mohammed Hassan were accepted into the program at Texas A&M’s main campus in College Station, Texas (USA). As part of the program, they presented their research at…

Elbashir visits UTP in Malaysia and Instituto Tecnológico de Celaya in Mexico

Published Mar 27, 2019

Dr. Nimir Elbashir, chair and professor in the Petroleum Engineering Program and chemical engineering professor, gave a talk about advancement in natural gas processing research at the Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) in Malaysia. Elbashir visited UTP with Dr. Jeff Spath, chair of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M, to sign an MoU to explore collaborations in research…

New student organization holds beach cleanup

Published Mar 27, 2019

Eco-soteria, a new student organization that raises awareness about various environmental issues and concerns in Qatar, recently organized a beach cleanup. Twenty-three students traveled to Simaisma Beach to clean the beach of trash and to learn more about the effects of littering on oceans. They collected around 120 kilograms of waste. Led by freshman Noora Al Thani, the club educates students…

Masad and Elbashir represent Texas A&M and TEES at MoU signing in Malaysia

Published Mar 27, 2019

Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) established a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) on 4 March 2019 at the UTP campus in Perak, Malaysia. The areas of collaboration were identified based on a previous visit of UTP leadership to Texas A&M at Qatar in September 2018. The MoU aimed at establishing collaborations in areas…

Texas A&M at Qatar Gas and Fuels Research Center celebrates MoU with Energy Institute

Published Mar 27, 2019

The Gas and Fuels Research Center (GFRC) and Texas A&M University at Qatar recently celebrated the center’s agreement with the Texas A&M Energy Institute based in College Station, Texas (USA), to partner on research education and training. The GFRC is a multidisciplinary research center that aims to lead the integrated research activities and resources of Texas A&M to support shale gas and natural…

Texas A&M at Qatar hosts Fulbright scholar to enhance student learning and teaching innovation

Published Mar 26, 2019

The Center for Teaching and Learning at Texas A&M University at Qatar recently hosted expert Dr. Mary Deane Sorcinelli as part of a prestigious Fulbright Specialist Program award to enhance student learning and teaching innovation. This is believed to be the first such grant for an educational institution in Qatar and believed to be the first of its kind in the entire MENA region. Sorcinelli is…

10th annual symposium organized by Texas A&M at Qatar and Qatar University highlights sustainable engineered materials

Published Mar 24, 2019

Texas A&M University at Qatar and the Center for Advanced Materials (CAM) at Qatar University recently celebrated the 10th edition of the Materials Science and Engineering Symposium, which is supported by the Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO).  Since its inception, the Materials Science and Engineering Symposium has become a valuable platform through which researchers, academics and industry…