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Texas A&M at Qatar football team plays in Greece

Published Apr 18, 2018

The Texas A&M University at Qatar football team recently accepted an invitation from the American College of Greece (ACG) to participate in their annual International Sports Festival. Students Esteban Saba, Yousef Diab, Souheib Seddi, Hussam Sayed, Moustafa Selim, Mohammed Al-Tamimi, Ahmad Al-Hamedi, Mohammad Shehabi, Amro Mohamed, Ayan Zia, Omar Hasnah, Almotazbelah Eledrisi, Abdulkarim Mohamed,…

Texas A&M at Qatar sweeps BRIO awards

Published Apr 18, 2018

Texas A&M at Qatar faculty and staff placed first, second and tied for third in the BRIO (best representative image of an outcome) competition. In its second year, the BRIO awards, an initiative of Qatar National Research Fund, selects and assesses images for their scientific and visual impact. The first-place image (top), "A Microscopic Image of a Vertical Cut of an Artificial Collagen Skin Layer,"…

Texas A&M at Qatar students show off engineering concepts to the community

Published Apr 18, 2018

Texas A&M at Qatar's Student Engineers' Council (SEC), sponsored by Dolphin Energy, recently hosted E-Day at Gulf Mall. E-Day engages children in fun science experiments conducted by current Aggie engineering students. The annual event allows students to take part in community activities in a meaningful way by sharing their knowledge with eager children. SEC is the largest student organization at…

Masad receives 2017 Best Scientific Paper Award

Published Apr 18, 2018

Dr. Eyad Masad, professor in the Mechanical Engineering Program, has received the 2017 Best Scientific Paper Award from the journal Road Materials and Pavement Design. The paper, "Modeling moisture-mechanical damage in asphalt mixtures using random microstructures and a continuum damage formulation," presented a computational approach to evaluate moisture damage in asphalt materials. Masad co-authored…

Williams awarded first place for dissertation on deciphering intercultural miscommunication

Published Apr 18, 2018

Dr. Joseph Williams, instructional associate professor of English in the Liberal Arts Program, has been awarded the outstanding dissertation award by Texas Tech University technical communication and rhetoric alumni. WIlliams' dissertation, "Safety within Oil Rig Culture: Deciphering Intercultural Miscommunication among Offshore Petroleum Workers," placed first for the years 2016 and 2017.

Texas A&M at Qatar students participate in INJAZ Qatar competition

Published Apr 18, 2018

Six Texas A&M at Qatar students recently participated in the INJAZ Qatar Job Champions Competition over a monthlong period. Omar Khodr, Jawahir Al-Tamimi, Mirna Maklad, Nur-Hamza Peltjo, Osama Hindi and Shaikha Al-Jaber took part in workshops to prepare for the workplace and to enhance their proficiency in soft skills. After the workshops, the students submitted business proposals. Khodr's proposal…

RDP awards travel grants to Texas A&M at Qatar researchers

Published Apr 18, 2018

Dr. Ihor Kulai, Dr. Krzysztof Switkowski and Mohamed Amine Arfaoui are the 2018 first quarter recipients of $1,200 travel grants to showcase their research through the Research Excellence Travel Grant Program. Kulai is a postdoctoral research associate in the Science Program working with Dr. Hassan Bazzi. He will give a presentation…

Texas A&M at Qatar's sixth annual Ethics Week asks tough questions about professional ethics

Published Apr 15, 2018

Texas A&M at Qatar recently hosted its sixth annual Ethics Week, with the goal of creating awareness about professional ethics and the significance of ethical behavior in the workplace and life in general. The week’s events were organized by The Initiative in Professional Ethics (TIPE) and supported by the Council of Debating Engineers (CODE), a Texas A&M at Qatar student organization. TIPE…

Texas A&M at Qatar's annual showcase focuses on research with impact and industry partnerships

Published Apr 04, 2018

Texas A&M University at Qatar hosted its seventh annual Research-Industry Partnership Showcase, “Making an Impact,” in the Texas A&M Engineering Building in Education City. The annual event highlights the work performed by Texas A&M at Qatar faculty, staff and student researchers that is having real-world impact in Qatar and contribute to Qatar’s goal of being a knowledge-based economy. The…

Qaraqe publishes first paper on visible light channel modeling in gas pipelines

Published Apr 04, 2018

Electrical and computer engineering professor Dr. Khalid Qaraqe, in collaboration with Dr. Murat Uysal from Ozyegin University in Turkey and their teams, have published the first paper exploring the use of visible light communication (VLC) to wirelessly monitor gas pipelines. The paper, "Visible Light Channel Modeling for Gas Pipelines," was published in the IEEE Photonics Journal. Qaraqe created…