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Texas A&M at Qatar student interns help bringing 2022 FIFA World Cup™ to life

Published Oct 10, 2018

Eight Texas A&M University at Qatar students recently completed internships with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) where they gained valuable real-world workplace experience and did their parts to bring the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ to fruition. Aggies Syeda Akhter, Jowaher Al-Shiba, Yazan Barghouti, Abouelkassim Becetti, Rami El-Turk, Osamah Hindi, Nur-Hamza Peljto and Nadeem Wahbeh…

Women Mentorship Program hosts its first session

Published Oct 10, 2018

More than 30 female Aggie engineers met last week for the first training session of the Women Mentorship Program (WMP). The peer mentoring program matches female freshmen with female upperclassmen and provides them with the guidance and support they need to understand the expectations of university life and the transition from high school. The program also educates mentees on the academic and research…

Tafreshi honored for teaching excellence

Published Oct 09, 2018

Dr. Reza Tafreshi, associate professor in the Mechanical Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar, has received the 2018 Distinguished Achievement College-level Award for Teaching from the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students. Tafreshi has been a faculty member at Texas A&M at Qatar for 11 years and has made tremendous contributions toward the creation of a vibrant teaching…

Texas A&M signs memorandum of understanding with AUB

Published Oct 07, 2018

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was recently signed between the American University of Beirut (AUB) through its Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS); and Texas A&M University, including Texas A&M University at Qatar and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES). The purpose of this MoU is to set forth increased collaboration, cooperation, and interaction between…

Texas A&M at Qatar wins prestigious Fulbright award to enhance student learning and teaching innovation

Published Oct 04, 2018

The Center for Teaching and Learning at Texas A&M University at Qatar has been awarded a Fulbright grant to enhance student learning and teaching innovation — the first such grant for an educational institution in Qatar and believed to be the first of its kind in the entire MENA region. The prestigious award comes under the Fulbright Specialist Program administered by the U.S. Department…

Texas A&M at Qatar launches fifth volume of student writing

Published Sep 30, 2018

Engineering students from Texas A&M University at Qatar showcased their writing talents in the 2018 edition of Best Writing, a book that demonstrates the ability and creativity of students at the branch campus. Now in its fifth year, Best Writing features the writings of Texas A&M at Qatar students in a variety of genres, from poetry, short stories and personal essays to…

Texas A&M at Qatar faculty awarded five UREP grants

Published Sep 30, 2018

Texas A&M at Qatar has been awarded five proposals, engaging a total of 12 primary research mentors and staff, in addition to 23 students in the 23rd cycle of the Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) grants from the Qatar National Research Fund. The total amount of funding is US $114,997.00. Mechanical engineering assistant professor Dr. Bing Guo has been awarded $10,000…

Economou delivers lecture at thermodynamics and simulation conference in Japan

Published Sep 26, 2018

Associate dean for academic affairs and chemical engineering professor Dr. Ioannis Economou gave the plenary lecture, “Molecular design and prediction of structure and physical properties of complex chemical systems of importance to the oil and gas industry,” at the 8th International Symposium on Molecular Thermodynamics and Molecular Simulation in Narashino, Japan, earlier this month. The symposium…

KAHRAMAA signs an agreement with TEES Cybersecurity Center at Texas A&M at Qatar.

Published Sep 23, 2018

The Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) has signed a new collaborative agreement with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), represented this time by its Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center in the United States, which aims to strengthen cooperation between both parties for their mutual benefit in a joint activity in relation to Cybersecurity. The agreement…

Texas A&M at Qatar welcomes UTP research collaborators

Published Sep 23, 2018

Texas A&M at Qatar hosted a VIP contingent from Universiti Teknologi Petronas (Malaysia) on Sunday, including representatives from its six research institutes to discuss avenues for collaboration with the branch campus as well as with the research centers that are part of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. Associate deans Dr. Hassan S. Bazzi and Dr. Ioannis Economou spoke on the branch…