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Meera Abou Soufah wins international leadership award at AIChE conference in Atlanta

Published Dec 03, 2014


The largest-ever student delegation from Texas A&M University at Qatar participated in the annual conference of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 14-17 Nov. in Atlanta.

Meera Abou Soufah, chemical engineering major who was recently elected student body president, was recognized at the annual conference with a special international leadership development award. She was nominated for the award and was one of eight recipients worldwide. As part of her honor, AIChE paid her airfare, hotel and conference registration.

Other highlights of the conference included the Chem-E-Car competition and a poster competition. The Texas A&M at Qatar team, which included students from all four majors, participated in the Chem-E-Car competition for the third time this year.

"We moved up 12 ranks this year and had our best performance so far,” said Mohammed Ayub, team leader, “which is a great result considering the fact that we are competing directly with the top 30 regional winners from all over the world that have more than a decade of experience in this contest, and despite some logistical issues that left us to improvise last minute at the competition site. We learned a lot this year and have several ideas for next year's competition."

Chem-E-Car team members were Ayub; chemical engineering students Wajdi Ahmed, Ghufran Rafique, Mohamed Soliman, Juan Graniello Mendez, Rizan Baig, Lokesh Loganathan, Abdurazag Elaradi, Byanne Malluhi and Amira Abou Hadid; electrical and computer engineering students Munazza Syed and Elsherif Mahmoud; mechanical engineering students Syed Nazarath, Abdul Rafey Siddiqui and Jaffrin Mohammed; and petroleum engineering students Abdul Saboor Khan and Abdul Salam Abd.

For information contact Dr. Ghada Salama: ghada.salama, +974.4423.0223.