Former Student won 'Engineer of the Year' award
Maryam Al Bishri ’10 has been awarded ‘Engineer of The Year’ in Qatar Today’s inaugural Women of The Year awards. The event was held in October 27 in partnership between Oryx Publishing & Advertising and Qatari Business Women Association. Women of The Year is an initiative to recognize and honor distinguished Qatari women for their accomplishments and efforts within the region. Congratulations Maryam!
Real World Series: Mohamed Hafis '15
Mohamed Hafis ’15 gave a talk to current students as part of our recurring Real World Series, highlighting Aggies in the real world. Mohamed began working as an Operations and Planning Engineer at Ramboll Oil & Gas in 2015, followed by a shift to the process engineering division within the same organization. He is soon to move to the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) department of the company. In this event, Mohamed discussed his experiences and how Texas A&M at Qatar have influenced where he is today.
Yousef M. Al-Jaber ‘07, the deputy director of TOTAL Research Center at Qatar, has been named the branch campus’ second recipient of its Alumnus of the Year award.
Dana Abdeen ’14 has been designated by the Rapid Prototyping Journal as a 2017 Highly Commended Paper and recipient of the 2017 Emerald Publishing Literati Network Award for Excellence.
Maryam Al-Bishri ’10, a reservoir engineer at Qatar Petroleum, hosted an oil and gas workshop at Rufaidah Preparatory School for Girls. She showed seventh graders the process of producing oil and gas, from exploration to drilling and producing, as well as refining and transportation.
We are proud to announce that Texas A&M at Qatar is currently offering former students building access cards, which will allow smoother entry to our Engineering Building. This is a benefit that former students have been seeking for quite some time. Please click below to read more.
Reading day (no classes or finals)
12 – 14, 17 December
Fall semester final examinations for all students
Qatar National Day
Semester Break (Offices expected to be closed)
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Aggies in ActionTexas A&M University at Qatar Former Students are doing wonderful things. What have you been doing since graduation? Let us know, and we could feature you here.
Shaikha Al-Mannai ’14 recently took on a new role at RasGas Company Ltd. as an Instrument & Control Engineer, operating in Ras Laffan. This new job has been challenging, motivating and exciting for Shaikha, as she learns new things, delivering engineering solutions for all instrument and control related issues to ensure reliability and availability of the various assets.
Congratulations to Sinan Obaidan ’11 who have become a recipient for National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Site grant! The NSF I Corps Site identifies and supports student teams with highly innovative ideas and aids in the commercialization of their ideas. With this grant, Sinan would like to revolutionize the farming industry to meet global population demands and challenges.
Congratulations to Zaid Abou Qamar ’13, winner of the Microsoft Imagine Cup National Gaming Competition 2015. This competition took place in Qatar on 27 April 2015. Zaid participated on his own under the team title Alzubara, and pursued his childhood dream of developing a game. Congratulations, Zaid!