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Texas A&M at Qatar students learn about solar energy through hands-on experiences

Published Dec 04, 2018

Electrical and computer engineering students at Texas A&M University at Qatar recently visited the solar panels on the roof of the branch campus’s building in Education City as part of Dr. Robert Balog’s course on photovoltaic energy. Associate professor Balog created the course based on a graduate-level course he teaches at Texas A&M’s main campus in College Station, Texas (USA). The course starts…

Texas A&M at Qatar hosts colloquium on light technologies that can promote the goal of a knowledge-based Qatari economy

Published Dec 04, 2018

Texas A&M University at Qatar hosted a colloquium, “Light: A New Nobel Prize for a Trillion-dollar Business,” at the HBKU Cinema to highlight the research work being done at Texas A&M at Qatar that is truly affecting Qatar’s future. The colloquium was presented by physics professor Dr. Stylianos Tzortzakis to demonstrate the applications of lasers and photonics — the science of harnessing…

Texas A&M at Qatar celebrates teaching and learning during Teaching Week

Published Nov 25, 2018

Texas A&M at Qatar recently hosted its annual Teaching Week, which highlighted the branch campus’ commitment to educating exemplary engineers through various talks, panels and showcases. The week’s activities were organized by the Center for Teaching and Learning, which aims to highlight teaching innovation and excellence in engineering education. The keynote address, “STEM Education: Current…

Texas A&M at Qatar engineering camp teaches students about hovercraft technology

Published Nov 21, 2018

Twenty-six students in grades 7 through 9 from local schools across Qatar participated in Engineering Explorers STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) enrichment program hosted by Texas A&M University at Qatar. These students belonged to Al Shahaniya Preparatory Girls School, Doha Preparatory School for Boys, and the International School of London.  The week-long event introduces…

Leadership Club hosts Gray to discuss free will

Published Nov 21, 2018

The Leadership Club at Texas A&M at Qatar recently hosted Dr. Philipp Gray, assistant professor of political science in the Liberal Arts Program, for a discussion on free will. The topic was "Are We Free?" It was of interest to many students and sparked lively discussions afterword. If you are a faculty member and would like share your interest in any field for an upcoming Leadership Club event,…

Petroleum Engineering Program celebrates SPE chapter

Published Nov 21, 2018

The Petroleum Engineering Program hosted an appreciation event last week for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) chapter. The SPE recently won its fourth consecutive Outstanding Student Chapter award for showcasing excellence in industry engagement, operations and planning, professional and community development and innovation.

Women's Faculty Forum invited speakers engage with Texas A&M at Qatar community

Published Nov 21, 2018

The Women’s Faculty Forum (WFF) invited speakers, Dr. Elena Einstein and Dr. Rachel Shafran met with approximately 105 members of the Texas A&M at Qatar community in small group sessions over the course of their visit. They initially spoke with members of the Women’s Mentorship Program (WPM) (pictured below) to discuss the crucial role of mentoring as a key factor in future career success. The speakers…

Guérillot collaborates with main campus colleague to present at oil recovery conference

Published Nov 21, 2018

Petroleum engineering professor Dr. Dominique Guérillot and Dr. Mike King from the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M recently participated in the 16th edition of the European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery (ECMOR XVI) in Barcelona, Spain. The conference gathered applied mathematicians, geoscientists and engineers from both academia and industry to share…

Elbashir and Economou edit book on natural gas and shale gas production

Published Nov 21, 2018

Dr. Nimir Elbashir, director of the TEES Gas and Fuels Research Center (GFRC), chair of the Petroleum Engineering Program and professor of chemical and petroleum engineering; with the associate dean for academic affairs and chemical engineering professor Dr. Ioannis Economou have edited a new book, Natural Gas Processing from Midstream to Downstream , published by Wiley. The book explores current…

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

Published Nov 20, 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…