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Texas A&M at Qatar researchers receive UREP awards

Published Aug 06, 2014

Texas A&M at Qatar has received three awards totaling more than $68,000 from the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP).

UREP aims to enhance the learning experiences of undergraduate students by encouraging faculty members to integrate students into their ongoing scholarly and professional activities. UREP engages undergraduates through the mentorship of faculty members in research projects related to Qatar’s national needs. Hands-on research activities are effective methods for undergraduate education, and students gain research experience by working with faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and other undergraduates or research staff in Qatar.

The projects awarded are:
Investigation of Liquid Accumulation and Loading in Big Bore Gas Wells — $29,100
Faculty member: Dr. Albertus Retnanto, Petroleum Engineering
3 students

Development and Testing Thermal Imaging Software for Heat Transfer Measurements — $9,300
Faculty member: Dr. Ibrahim Hassan, Mechanical Engineering
1 student

Investigation of the Performance of the Gas Electron Multiplier for Collider Experiments — $30,000
Faculty member: Dr. Othmane Bouhali, Science and IT
3 students

UREP supports a broad variety of projects. QNRF encourages faculty members and students to submit proposals that align with the Qatar National research Strategy (QNRS), including basic, applied research, and translational research, whether in the energy and environment, computer science and information and communications technology, health, social sciences, arts and humanities.