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Associate provost Kenimer delivers workshop hosted by iTIE

Published Oct 04, 2017

Dr. Ann Kenimer, professor and associate provost for undergraduate studies at Texas A&M, gave a workshop, "Quick, Low-tech Strategies for Motivating Students," for faculty and teaching staff at the branch campus. The interactive workshop involved discussing simple techniques to engage students. The workshop was hosted by the Initiative for Teaching Excellence and Innovation.

ORYX GTL Excellence Seminars in Chemical Engineering hosts BASF vice president

Published Oct 04, 2017

Dr. Mikhail Rodkin, vice president at BASF, gave two talks at Texas A&M at Qatar as part of the ORYX GTL Excellence Seminars in Chemical Engineering series. Rodkin's first lecture, “Catalysis as Enabler for Sustainability—Challenges…

Texas A&M at Qatar launches fourth edition of student writing

Published Oct 01, 2017

The writing talents of Texas A&M University at Qatar’s engineering students are showcased in the 2017 issue of Best Writing, a book that demonstrates the ability and creativity of students at the branch campus. Now in its fourth edition, 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 technical papers…

Texas A&M at Qatar siblings intern with CERN Detector Technology Program

Published Sep 26, 2017

A brother and sister student duo from Texas A&M University at Qatar spent their summer holidays working as interns for eight weeks in CERN’s Detector Technology Program in Switzerland. Shaikha Al-Qahtani and Abdulaziz Al-Qahtani, both electrical engineering majors, are the third and fourth Qatari students to participate in the prestigious program, thanks to funding from the Qatar National…

Texas A&M at Qatar to offer upcoming continuing education courses

Published Sep 20, 2017

Texas A&M at Qatar will offer three continuing education courses in the coming weeks. Hazardous Areas Classification and Intrinsic Safety for a Safe Workplace (24-28 Sept.) will provide participants a better understanding of the hazardous conditions associated with working in industrial and commercial facilities. Building Better Business Habits (1, 3 and 5 Oct.) will help attendees improve their…

Elbashir gives invited talks at Texas A&M Energy Institute and MIT

Published Sep 20, 2017

Dr. Nimir Elbashir, director of TEES Gas and Fuels Research Center and professor of chemical and petroleum engineering, gave invited talks to the process engineering group in the chemical engineering department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and to the Texas A&M Energy Institute. Elbashir highlighted Texas A&M's leadership role in gas-processing research and the collaborative potential…

Postdoctoral research associate accepts faculty position at University of Sonora

Published Sep 20, 2017

Postdoctoral research associate Dr. Alfredo Castañeda recently accepted a faculty position as an associate professor at the University of Sonora in Mexico. In addition to teaching and research duties, Castañeda will create a new high-energy physics group at the Institute of Research in Physics at the University of Sonora. Castañeda has been at Texas A&M at Qatar since 2013 as a postdoctoral research…

EEP organizes first courses of the academic year

Published Sep 20, 2017

The Engineering Enrichment Program offered its first five courses of the academic year this month on topics ranging from Arduino boards to 3-D printing and laser cutting. Thirty-seven students participated in the program and gained additional engineering experience and specialized skills. They explored new interest areas, strengthened current passions, created innovative designs and participated…

Rudd receives AFS achievement award

Published Sep 20, 2017

Dr. Leann Rudd, instructional assistant professor of English and the director of the ASC, was recently awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award College Level by the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students. Rudd was presented the award at HOWDY 2017.

Texas A&M at Qatar welcomes newly admitted master's students

Published Sep 20, 2017

Faculty, administrators and current master’s students welcomed a new class of incoming master’s students in chemical engineering for the 2017-2018 academic year 20 Aug. The day entailed a comprehensive session for new master’s students to learn about the branch campus’ two master’s programs in chemical engineering in addition to an overview of the degree plan and academic requirements, as well as…