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Texas A&M at Qatar, QU establish first American Chemical Society chapter in Qatar

Published Jun 23, 2018

Qatar has its first-ever international chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS), thanks to the efforts of faculty from Texas A&M University at Qatar and Qatar University.  The Qatar chapter has been designated an ACS International Chemical Sciences Chapter, joining 19 other international chapters around the world. The chapter aims to provide chemists and chemical engineers from across…

Van de Logt publishes book on monsters in oral traditions of the Native American Caddo

Published Jun 13, 2018

Exploring the oral traditions of Native American Caddoan peoples, liberal arts associate professor Dr. Mark van de Logt’s new book, Monsters of Contact: Historical Trauma in Caddoan Oral Traditions, sheds knowledge on the impact of European colonialism on the Caddoan people. In his book, Van de Logt argues that certain monsters found in Wichita, Pawnee, Arikara and Caddo stories…

Texas A&M at Qatar show brings science to life for nearly 6,000 schoolchildren in Qatar

Published Jun 12, 2018

Since January, nearly 6,000 school students in Qatar witnessed science and engineering in action during an engaging new educational show presented by Texas A&M University at Qatar.  The Science and Engineering Road Show is part of Texas A&M at Qatar’s ongoing efforts to attract Qatar’s best and brightest young minds to choose career paths in STEM and support the goals set out in the Qatar…

Texas A&M at Qatar’s Nayef Alyafei named Alumnus of the Year

Published Jun 12, 2018

Dr. Nayef Alyafei, a Class of 2009 petroleum engineering graduate of Texas A&M University at Qatar, has been named the branch campus’s Alumnus of the Year for 2018.  Alyafei is an assistant professor in the Petroleum Engineering Program at Texas A&M at Qatar — the same academic program in which he earned his bachelor’s degree in 2009. He went on to pursue graduate studies at Imperial College…

Texas A&M at Qatar students volunteer to build homes in local villages in Thailand

Published Jun 06, 2018

Eighteen Texas A&M at Qatar engineering students spent a week volunteering in Thailand as part of the annual Aggie Service-Learning Experience. The program gives students the opportunity to work with community members in local villages through various building projects and hands-on selfless service. Students raised more than QAR 25,000 before the trip and then used the money to fund…

Texas A&M at Qatar to host suhoor for former students

Published May 30, 2018

The Office of Development, Engagement and Outreach will host the Aggie Alumni Suhoor 31 May. This is the third annual suhoor for former students and in addition to being an opportunity for alumni to gather and socialize, the third Alumnus of the Year will be announced. Visit to get involved as a former student and to learn more about the Alumni Council.

Former student selected to present her research at upcoming international conference

Published May 30, 2018

Rawdha Ameen, Class of 2017, has been selected to present her research at the International Conference on Photovoltaic Science and Technologies in Ankara, Turkey, in July. Ameen wrote the research paper, "Simple and Affordable Photovoltaic Curve Tracer," while working as an undergraduate student researcher on Dr. Robert Balog's NPRP Cycle 7 project. Since graduation, she has continued working as…

Al-Hashimi publishes article on flexible electronics

Published May 30, 2018

Dr. Mohammed Al-Hashimi, research assistant professor in the Science Program, and Priestly Medal winner Dr. Tobin J. Marks from Northwestern University, recently published an article, “High-k Gate Dielectrics for Emerging Flexible and Stretchable Electronics,” in Chemical Reviews. The article, selected as an ACS Editors' Choice, analyzes advances in materials concepts to allow for semiconductors…

Texas A&M at Qatar 3D Challenge encourages innovation to solve real-world challenges

Published May 30, 2018

Inventors and innovators from institutions throughout Qatar showcased their creative applications of cutting-edge technology in the 3D Challenge. Two competitions — the 3D Printing Competition and Visualization Development Competition — make up the 3D Challenge. First place in the Visualization Development Competition went to Dr. Konstantinos Kakosimos and his team for their project, “Augmented…

Texas A&M at Qatar recognizes outstanding graduates

Published May 16, 2018

Texas A&M University at Qatar recognized its outstanding students at a recent luncheon honoring graduating seniors. Each graduate was named Student of the Year by Texas A&M at Qatar’s six academic programs. Neeraja Renganathan, Chemical Engineering Program; Taif Mohammed, Electrical Engineering Program; Shaikha Al-Qahtani, Science Program; Mohamed Idris, Petroleum Engineering Program; Basel Hindi,…