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27 December
Offices reopen after semester break

24-26 December
Semester Break (Offices expected to be closed)

18 December
Qatar National Day

12 – 14, 17 December 
Fall semester final examinations for all students

11 December
Reading day (no classes or finals)

10 December 2017
Last day of fall semester classes

22 November 2017
Ignite Doha 2017 Finals
If you want to see motivated students give exciting, innovative presentations in front of a panel of expert industry, faculty, and student judges, well this is the event for you! The STEAM initiative is sponsoring the Ignite Doha 2017 finals on November 22 from noon-1 in LH 238. Like the previous competition in spring 2016, it promises to be a fun and action-packed event. A light lunch reception will be held afterwards.

18 November 2017
Bonfire 1999 Remembrance Day
To learn more about the tragic event of 1999 and the 12 Fallen Aggies, please click here.

12-16 November 2017
Fall break (no classes)

5-9 November 2017
Continuing Education Course – Fundamentals of Process Safety and Loss Prevention
This short course is designed to teach and apply the fundamentals of chemical process safety. The content is comprehensive and provides extensive analysis, worked out examples, and case histories. The primary emphasis of this course is to summarize the important technical fundamentals of chemical process safety. To learn more about the course, click here

7 November
Career Networking Event 2017
This recruitment event, hosted by the Career Services Office and in partnership with the Student Engineers’ Council, fosters maximum interaction between students, alumni and representatives of industry. We expect more than 50 company representatives from numerous companies and institutions. Juniors and seniors seeking meaningful internships and full time employment during this academic year are invited and encouraged to attend. For more information regarding this event, contact Sarah Aboulhosn ([email protected]).

22-24 October 2017
Continuing Education Course – Volumetric Mix Design of Asphalt Mixtures
This course will improve expertise for the construction of quality infrastructure, which is an important aspect of Qatar’s economic development. This course is aligned with the Energy Security national priority. To learn more about the course, click here.

15-19 October 2017
Continuing Education Course – The Fundamentals of Electricity and Electrical Safety in the Workplace
This course introduces the fundamental concepts of and computations related to DC and AC electricity. Emphasis is placed on DC/AC circuits, components, and the operation of equipment. It introduces the basic concepts of electricity and control in industrial applications with the necessary tools to ensure a basic understanding of the fundamentals of electromechanical energy conversion, electrical theory, terminology, and application. To learn more about the course, click here.

9-10 October 2017
Continuing Education Course – Introduction to HAZOP: Becoming an Active Participant
The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Extension in Qatar and Snakard Consulting Group present this 2-day course on :” Introduction to HAZOP Facilitation- becoming an active participant”. This course will provide attendees with an understanding of why we do HAZOP, the objectives of a HAZOP review, what to expect when they are asked to participate in a HAZOP and how to be an active participant in the HAZOP process. To learn more about the course, click here.

8-9 October 2017
Continuing Education Course – Financial and Economic Decision Making for Engineers and Managers
This 2-day course is intended for industry and government personnel that assist management with decision-making relating to technical alternatives. Tools and techniques presented in this course could also be used for making cost-effective choices in personal lives as well (e.g. fuel efficiency of hybrid vehicles, purchase of homes, renting versus purchasing, etc.). Members of the general public with an interest in accounting can also benefit from this extremely practical course. To learn more about the course, click here.

1,3 and 5 October 2017
Continuing Education Course – Building Better Business Habits
Effective Technical Communication, especially Intercultural Technical Communication, is a necessity for the multi-ethnic workforces that comprise Qatar’s companies and universities. Attendees will explore politeness and effectiveness of business communication practices, whether this is in the form of a report, an e-mail, or a professional presentation. Intercultural communication and appropriateness for audience will also be addressed. To learn more about the course, click here.

28 September 2017
Last day to apply for December graduation by 4:30 p.m.

24-28 September 2017
Continuing Education Course – Hazardous Areas Classification and Intrinsic Safety for a safe Electric Workplace
This course provides participants with an understanding of the principles of intrinsic design, and provides a step-by-step explanation of the assessment process, with detailed guideline on design, installation, and maintenance of intrinsically safe systems for hazardous (classified) locations. To learn more about the course, click here.

21 September 2017
Aggie Ring Day
Join us in celebrating the students getting their Aggie Rings! This event will be held at Student Center Cinema from 12-1 p.m.

12 September 2017
Official census date (12th class day)

3-5 September 2017
Eid Al-Adha Break (Offices expected to be closed)

1 September 2017
Eid Al-Adha

30 August 2017
Real World Series: Mohamed Hafis ’15
Mohamed Hafis graduated from Texas A&M at Qatar in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, and set out to explore life as a traveler, engineer and teacher. 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. During this period, he enrolled at Qatar University to pursue Arabic Studies as a part time student. In summer 2016, Hafis participated in a 2-month teaching program in India, where he focused on teaching students chemistry. Mohammed continues to work at Ramboll Oil & Gas, where he is soon to move to the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) department. In this event, Mohamed will discuss his experiences, and how Texas A&M at Qatar influenced where he is today.

23-24 August 2017
Continuing Education Course – Introduction to HAZOP: Becoming an Active Participant
The course will provide a brief overview of the role of HAZOP in Process Safety Management and Risk Assessment process and will go into detail on HAZOP terminology, guidewords and the HAZOP process. To read more details about the course, click here.  

20 August 2017
First day of fall classes

4 July 2017
United States Independence Day (Main campus offices closed)

25-27 June 2017
Eid Al-Fitr (offices expected to be closed)

15 June 2017
Last Day of classes for 5-week term

8 June 2017
Aggie Alumni Suhoor
Don’t forget to RSVP to this event using the link that was emailed to you. Deadlines for submitting Alumnus of the Year nomination packets is 5:00 p.m. on April 30th (email those to [email protected]).
For questions about the suhoor or award, please contact [email protected].

26 May 2017
First day of Ramadan

14 May 2017
First day of summer classes

4 May 2017
Texas A&M Commencement Ceremony

2 May 2017
Qatar Foundation Convocation

20 April 2017
2017 Research Showcase
This annual event highlights the work performed by our researchers on behalf of local stakeholders and aims to strengthen our partnership with local industry to maximize shared opportunities and pursuit of mutual interests. The event will include keynote presentations, panel discussion, flash thematic presentations in four breakout sessions, a poster session to meet our researchers, and roundtable discussions. The breakout session will be structured around the following themes: “Social Sciences, Art, Humanities and Healthcare,” “Energy and Environment,”Computer Science and Information & Communications Technology,” and “Basic Sciences.” These will provide an opportunity for you to provide feedback on our past and present initiatives, that can help set the direction of research activities at Texas A&M University at Qatar, as well as forge partnerships.

13 April 2017
Aggie Ring Day

27 March
Real World Series by Wardah Amir ’14

5-9 March 2017
Spring break (no classes)

28 February 20217
The Innovation Behind the 8MW i8
The Office of Development, Engagement and Outreach is pleased to invite you to an exciting talk, “The Innovation Behind the BMW i8.” Bilal Abbas, Training Manager at Alfardan Automobiles, will start his presentation in Lecture Hall 238. This will be followed by a live demonstration of three BMW i8 outside the Link Atrium.

27 February 2017
QAPCO Waste Free Environment Day
QAPCO Waste Free Environment Day presentation by QAPCO expert.

14 February 2017
Qatar National Sports Day (University closed/ no classes)

9 February 2017
Coffee Conversations: Women’s Networking Event
The Office of Development, Engagement and Outreach hosted the first women’s networking event for female former students. More than 30 former student discussed their careers, challenges, successes and how Texas A&M at Qatar has played a role in where they are today.

16 January 2017
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes)

8 January 2017
First day of spring classes



25 – 28 December 2016
Semester break (offices closed)

18 December 2016
Qatar National Day (offices closed)

7 – 12 December 2016
Final exams for students

31 Oct. – 4 Nov. 2016
Continuing Education Course – Design, Fault Analysis and Protection of Industrial Power Distribution Systems
Industrial power distribution system is the most vital component in terms of its effect on reliability, quality of service, and cost of electricity in industry. This course will introduce the design aspects for proper functioning of electric power industrial distribution system. For more information about this course, please click here.

30 Oct. – 3 Nov. 2016
Teaching Week
Texas A&M at Qatar will host Teaching Week 2016 from 30 Oct. to 3 Nov. Dr. Lynn Andrea Stein of Olin College will give the keynote address, “Crafting the Learning Experience,” 30 Oct. from noon to 1 p.m. in Lecture Hall 238 and Dr. Albertus Retnanto, associate professor of the practice in the Petroleum Engineering Program, will give the second lecture of the Reflections on Teaching Series to close the week 3 Nov. In between, there will be an Innovative Teaching Methods Showcase by Dr. Beena Ahmed and Dr. Konstantinos Kakosimos 31 Oct., a student presentation competition with teams coached by Dr. Nayef Alyafei and Dr. Bing Guo 2 Nov. and a poster session also 2 Nov. from the first recipients of the Transformative Educational Experience grant winners. There will also be several workshops and forums for faculty to engage in moderated discussions on teaching topics.

8 October 2016
A.T. Kearney Case Study Workshop
Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in management consulting, and those who have not attended this workshop in the past. This session will be held from 10:00am – 1:00pm on the CMU-Q campus. If interested, please send your resume to mailto:[email protected] by 10:00am on 29 September. Resumes will be reviewed, and selections will be made by the A.T. Kearney team.

29 September 2016
PETE’s Sebastian Lecture

11 – 13 September 2016
Eid Al-Adha
(offices expected to be closed)

4 – 9 September 2016
Gig ’em week

6 – 10 July 2016
Projected Eid Al-Fitr
(offices expected to be closed)

3 – 4 July 2016
Summer semester finals

23 June 2016
Aggie Alumni Suhoor
Texas A&M at Qatar is hosting a fun Suhoor for all former students. Please click here for more details or contact Sarah Aboulhosn at [email protected].

9 – 12 May 2016
Nasmou Program
Occidental Petroleum of Qatar (OXY), in collaboration with Silatech, is inviting 40 Texas A&M at Qatar juniors, seniors and former students to participate in its Nasmou program. The four-day workshop (9-12 May) will equip students with the necessary skills, competencies and mindset to transition into the workplace, and help them better channel their emotions and responses, as well as overcome cultural boundaries and succeed in a multicultural environment. Interested students are encouraged to send their résumés by 4 May to Career Services Coordinator Sarah Aboulhosn at sarah.aboulhos[email protected].

5 May 2016
Texas A&M at Qatar’s commencement ceremony.

24 April 2016
NYUAD Dean talk
Dr. Samer Madanat, the dean of engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi, will visit Texas A&M at Qatar to speak on the engineering and cross-disciplinary challenges of the 21st century 24 April. Madanat will also speak on the approach taken by NYUAD in teaching engineering, which draws upon courses across an array of disciplines, and aiming to integrate design, innovation and entrepreneurship into all phases of study.
For information, contact Rola Abou Ghaida: [email protected], +974.4423.0212

23 April
McKinsey & Company Workshop 2016
Global consultancy firm McKinsey is inviting current students to participate in its Qatar Education City Coaching Workshop 23 April. Participants will get hands-on experience of what it is like to be a consultant while also gaining insight into the way McKinsey works. Interested students can find the application here and may contact Career Services Coordinator Sarah Aboulhosn if requiring assistance in writing a résumé.
For information, contact Sarah Aboulhosn: [email protected], +974.4423.0488

21 April 2016
Aggie Muster
Please join us as we honor our fallen Aggies. 12:00 – 1:00pm, Student Center Ballroom 1.

14 April 2016
Aggie Ring Day
12:00 – 1:00pm, HBKU Student Center Cinema

12 April 2016
QChem Day
QChem will be on campus on 12 April 2016 to meet with students and discuss internship, employment and sponsorship opportunities. They will be available in the Student Lounge, 10:00am – 2:00pm.
For more information, please contact Sarah Aboulhosn at [email protected] or 4423-0488.

11 April 2016
HBKU Information Session
Dr. Mounir Hamdi, Dean for the College of Science and Engineering at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), will be on campus on Monday, 11 April 2016 to deliver an information session to students, faculty and staff related to HBKU’s PhD program in Computer Science and Engineering, Master of Science in Cybersecurity, and Master of Science in Data Science and Engineering.
This event will take place in Lecture Hall 143 from 12:00 – 1:00pm. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Sarah Aboulhosn at [email protected].

6 April 2016
Real World Series: Heba Alsaffar ’11
Heba graduated from Texas A&M at Qatar in 2011, with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a minor degree in Mathematics. She went on to take her first job as a Control Systems Engineer at Williams Formula 1 at TRCQ. Heba later joined TOTAL E&P Qatar as an Operational Safety Leader in the Field Operations Department. She pursued a Master of Science in Project Development and Petroleum Engineering at the French Petroleum Institute, and recently graduated in December 2015. Heba has now returned to TOTAL E&P Qatar as a Field Operations Project Coordinator. In this event, Heba will discuss her experiences, and how Texas A&M at Qatar influenced where she is today.
12:00 – 1:00pm, Lecture Hall 143. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Sarah Aboulhosn at [email protected].

29 – 31 Mar. 2016
SPE Workshop on Reservoir Characterization

28 March 2016
3rd Distinguished Lecture Series
Texas A&M at Qatar will host the third lecture of its 2015-2016 Distinguished Lecture Series 28 March. The lecture, “Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems: The Role of Dynamics and Control,” will be delivered by Dr. A. Galip Ulsoy, the C.D. Mote Jr. Distinguished University Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the William Clay Ford Professor of Manufacturing at the University of Michigan.

22 Mar. 2016
SPE Technical Presentation
Mr. Ali Al Bunni “High Definition Surveys – Better Understanding for the Reservoir”, Schlumberger
7:00 – 9:00pm; Location TBD

21 March 2016
Lecture on mentorship
Texas A&M at Qatar will host Dr. Blanca Lupiani, professor and associate dean of faculties at Texas A&M 21 March from noon to 1 p.m. in Lecture Hall 143. In her talk, “Best Practices for Academic Mentors,” Lupiani will identify the skills needed to be effective mentors and the benefits of mentoring relationships on both the mentor and the mentee.

16 March 2016
Presentation by Dr. Prashant Kumar
Dr. Kumar is a Reader at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Surrey (UK). His presentation, “Particles & Their Health Implications”, will take place on Wednesday, 16 March 2016 in Lecture Hall 144, 12:10 – 1:10PM.

7 – 9 March 2016
Dr. David E. Goldberg’s visit
Dr. David E. Goldberg, author of A Whole New Engineer, will visit Texas A&M at Qatar next week (7-9 March) to discuss his beliefs and findings on the future of engineering education. Goldberg will give a lecture, “What’s Love Got to Do with It? Educating the Professional of the Future,” at the HBKU Student Center from noon to 1 p.m. 7 March and will also host faculty and staff workshops. Find out more here.

28 – 29 Feb. 2016
International Workshop on Computational Methods with Applications to Oil and Gas
The workshop will gather stakeholders and local and international experts to discuss recent research and trends in computational aspects of mechanics and Materials Science with applications to the oil and gas industry and their role to tackle the most complex problems. The first day of the workshop will be in the form of 30 min plenary lectures and 25-min lectures. The second day will consist of short courses and software tutorials. For more information, please visit the conference website.

23 Feb. 2016
Liberal Arts Lecture Series
An Untapped Opportunity: Designing the Weave of Actual and Imagined Images and Text in Visual/Verbal Arguments” featuring Dr. Susan Hagan
Lecture Hall 238; 12:00 – 1:00pm

23 Feb. 2016
Presentation by Dr. Elfatih Eltahir, MIT
Lecture Hall 238; 12:00 – 1:00pm



16 December 2015
Mechanical engineering former student publishes paper in high-impact journal
Dr. Sami El-Borgi and Dr. J.N. Reddy have published a paper with Ralston Fernandes, El-Borgi’s research assistant who graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M at Qatar in May 2014. Fernandes; El-Borgi, professor of mechanical engineering at Texas A&M at Qatar; and Reddy, University Distinguished Professor at Texas A&M’s main campus in College Station, Texas, USA, published a paper in the International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, Vol 77, pp 348-363. In their paper, the researchers considered the free and forced vibration response of a nonlocal nonlinear functionally graded nanobeam resting on a nonlinear elastic foundation and with different boundary conditions. Read More.

15 December 2015
Texas A&M at Qatar recognizes summer graduates and fall degree candidates
Texas A&M University at Qatar honored its fall degree candidates and summer graduates at a recognition ceremony 14 Dec. This year’s annual fall graduate recognition celebrated 32 graduates and degree candidates since the official spring commencement ceremony in May 2015. The ceremony recognized 19 graduates from August and 13 degree candidates from December. 12 of the students were recognized for earning their master’s degrees in chemical engineering. “This marks the end of one chapter of your life,” Dr. Mark H. Weichold, dean and CEO, told the students, “but it is also an exciting new beginning: the beginning of your life as an Aggie engineer. You join the ranks of more than 650 graduates of Texas A&M at Qatar who are already making a difference as part of a rising generation that will complete Qatar’s transformation into a modern, knowledge-based society.” Read more.

14 December 2015
Symposium honors career, contributions of longtime Texas A&M educator and researcher Ken Hall
Some of the world’s foremost experts in thermophysical properties and thermodynamics gathered at Texas A&M University at Qatar 3 Dec. to celebrate the 49-year career of Dr. Kenneth “Ken” R. Hall, a giant in the field who will retire from Texas A&M 1 Jan. The daylong conference featured 13 speakers from prestigious institutions around the world, including the Georgia Institute of Technology, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Dow Chemical Co., the University of California, Berkeley, and Qatar University, as well as universities in Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Germany and Finland. “This celebration is a genuine and deeply appreciated honor for me,” Hall said. “I am proud to have had the opportunity to call each of these speakers my friend professionally and personally, and I sincerely thank those who made presentations at this event.” Read more.

10 December 2015
Weichold appoints dean’s fellows to lead branch campus initiatives
Dr. Mark H. Weichold, dean and CEO of Texas A&M at Qatar, announced the appointment of three faculty fellows to lead specific projects and initiatives at the branch campus. Dr. Shehab Ahmed, associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program, was named the Dean’s Fellow for Industry Research Partnership. Dr. Ashfaq Bengali, a chemistry professor in the Science Program, is the new Dean’s Fellow for Teaching Excellence. Dr. James Rogers, associate professor of political science in the Liberal Arts Program, will continue his role as Dean’s Fellow for Mentorship of Early Career Faculty Members. Read more.

10 December 2015
Qatari students engaged in 8,600 hours of STEM learning via Maersk Oil-Texas A&M at Qatar programs
Maersk Oil Qatar’s educational outreach collaboration with Texas A&M University at Qatar has connected with more than 530 Qatari students and their teachers through more than 8,600 hours of innovative experience-based learning in 2015. The joint multi-year program, known as Dhia: Engineering Leaders, endeavors to build the next generation of leaders in engineering, technology and science for Qatar’s knowledge-based economy by inspiring Qatari students to develop a passion and achieve advanced learning capabilities in science, technology, engineering and math, known as STEM disciplines. Read more.

25 November 2015
Graduate Studies Open House
Network and interact with current graduate students, faculty and administrators from TAMUQ, Qatar Foundation and ORYX GTL to learn more about Texas A&M at Qatar’s graduate studies.
5:00 – 8:30 pm, Lecture Hall 238 of the Texas A&M at Qatar Engineering Building
Please RSVP to [email protected] if you wish to attend this event. Please visit the graduate studies website to learn more about the programs offered.

24 November 2015
Dean’s Leadership Series
H.E. Dr. Hessa Al-Jaber, is the first-ever Minister of Information and Communication Technology in Qatar, following the formation of the nation’s new Cabinet in 2013. She is the third Qatari woman to assume a ministerial position in the state, and prior to becoming minister, H.E. Dr. Hessa held the position of Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology since its inception in 2005.
Her Excellency will be on campus from 12:00 – 1:00pm in Lecture Hall 238. If you wish to attend this event, please RSVP to [email protected] by November 23rd.

22 November 2015
Siemens WLL Presentation
Mr. Fatih Sakiz, CEO of Siemens WLL will present on the topic, “We make real what matters.”
If you would like to attend but have not yet received your access card, please contact Ms. Shannon McNulty ([email protected]).

18 November 2015
Bonfire 1999 Remembrance Day
To learn more about the tragic event of 1999 and the 12 Fallen Aggies, please click here.

9 November 2015
Alumni Council Meeting
The first meeting of the newly elected Alumni Council will take place on 9 November 2015. If you have any issues you would like brought up or have any questions, please send those to [email protected].

9 November 2015
HBKU Graduate Programs Presentation
Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU) will be presenting several of their graduate programs at an information session for the TAMUQ community. Students, alumni, and staff who are interested in graduate studies at Hamad bin Khalifa University are invited to join us for an information session and learn about the programs and admission requirements. They will also have the opportunity to meet faculty and learn more about their areas of research.  Be sure to register at the mentioned link if you plan to attend the information session https://hbku.wufoo.com/forms/q12qi1ra0yxvys3/.
9:00 am – 12:00pm, Student Lounge
12:00 – 1:00pm, LH 144

5 November 2015
Last day of final exams for M. Eng. students.

31 October 2015
Graduate studies spring admissions deadline
Texas A&M at Qatar is accepting applications for the Spring 2016 semester. Degree offered are Master of Science in Chemical Engineering and Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering.

29 October 2015
Lecture by Mr. Rachid Ouenniche, General Manager of Cummins Middle East
12:00 – 1:00pm in Lecture Hall 143
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 54,600 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 7,200 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.65 billion on sales of $19.2 billion in 2014.

Please RSVP to Ms. Vicky Molina at [email protected]

22 October 2015
Mechanical Engineering Program Seminar
The Mechanical Engineering Program will host a seminar, “Working for an Engineering Design Consultancy.” Two representatives from Atkins Group will discuss its graduate development program and opportunities at the company for new graduates in relation to the topic of the seminar. The speakers will be civil engineer and project manager Keith Dunham and former student Hisham Uddin, Class of 2014. The seminar is set for 22 Oct. from noon to 1 p.m. in LH 238. For information, contact Dr. Bing Guo: [email protected]qatar.tamu.edu, +974.4423.0450

 18-22 October 2015
GASAL Showcase Week
Career Services is set to host GASAL Showcase Week 18-22 Oct. The first session 18 Oct. from noon to 1 p.m. in LH 144 will be an introductory overview of the company. The co-presenter for the session will be Texas A&M at Qatar former student Roza Espandeary. The second event 20 Oct. will expound on GASAL’s risk management process, which will also be presented by a former student, Asma Sadia, a graduate of Texas A&M at Qatar’s bachelor’s and master’s programs in chemical engineering. For information, contact Shannon McNulty: [email protected], +974.4423.0193

14 October 2015
Networking Event ’15
This recruitment event, hosted by the Career Services Office and in partnership with the Student Engineers’ Council, fosters maximum interaction between students and representatives of industry. We expect up to 200 company representatives from 50 or more companies and institutions. Juniors and seniors seeking meaningful internships and full time employment during this academic year are invited and encouraged to attend.
If you would like to attend but have not yet received your access card, please contact Ms. Shannon McNulty ([email protected]).

29 September 2015
The Real World – Mustafa Hallawa ’10
Mustafa Hallawa, class of 2010, graduated from Texas A&M University at Qatar with a major in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Electrical Engineering. After graduation, he got his first job working as a site engineer with Drake & Scull International in the Sultanate of Oman. After spending two years there, he came back to Qatar working for the same company as a project engineer. He then became a certified PMP (Project Management Professional) and is currently working as a Project Manager for Roots Energy and Engineering Services. Mustafa will discuss how taking advantage of all the opportunities that came his way during his time as a student and working life was the key to his success. These experiences benefited him immensely and shaped him into the individual he is today. His story will inspire you to never miss that life-changing opportunity!
Please join us in Lecture Hall 238 from 12:00-1:00pm to hear more about Mustafa’s journey.
If you would like to attend but have not yet received your access card, please RSVP to Ms. Shannon McNulty ([email protected]) by September 28th.

22 – 24 September 2015
Eid Al-Adha
Offices are expected to be closed for Eid Al-Adha from 22 – 24 September 2015. There will be no classes from 10 – 24 September 2015.

6 September 2015
Extended deadline for Alumni Council nominations
Please click here to learn more about how you can nominate and elect yourself or peers for the Alumni Council.

3 September 2015
The Real World – Taha Syed ’13
After graduating from Texas A&M University at Qatar in 2013 with a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering, Taha Syed went on to pursue a Masters in Societal Risk Management from the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign on a fully funded Departmental fellowship. In January 2015, he moved to Chicago, Illinois to start work at Baker Engineering & Risk Consultants. Taha has performed multiple Facility Siting Studies and Quantitative Risk Assessments for major Oil & Gas and Chemical corporations. Taha will discuss the path he took after graduating from Texas A&M University at Qatar, his experiences in graduate school, as well as an overview of the process of finding a job in the United States.
Please join us in Lecture Hall 144 from 12:00-1:00pm to hear more about Taha’s journey.
If you would like to attend but have not yet received your access card, please RSVP to Ms. Shannon McNulty ([email protected]) by September 2nd.

25 August 2015
Deadline to fill out former student survey

As we continue to enhance Texas A&M at Qatar former students’ services and records, I kindly request that you take a few minutes to complete the survey what was emailed to you, requesting information about your post-graduation profession. This survey is important because it will help keep us current on the many different successes of our former students. Please be assured that your information will be kept confidential and you will not personally be identified.   Since this data is important to us, I encourage you to fill the survey by 4:00pm on Tuesday, 25 August 2015.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Sarah Aboulhosn at [email protected]

23 August 2015
First day of fall classes

17 July 2015
Projected first day of Eid Al-Fitr

4 July 2015
U.S. Independence Day (offices open) 

25 June 2015
Last day to officially withdraw for 2nd 5-week term

21 June 2015
Deadline to register for HBKU Volleyball Tournament
Hamad Bin Khalifa University recreation staff are organizing a six aside Volleyball tournament for Ramadan 2015. This tournament is open to all Education City members. Education City are also invited to participate. The tournament will consist of 8 teams divided into two groups. The deadline for the registration is 21 June 2015. To register, or for more information, please email [email protected] or call 44554-0284.

13 June 2015
Deadline to register for HBKU Futsal Tournament
Hamad Bin Khalifa University recreation staff are organizing a six aside Futsal tournament for Ramadan 2015. This tournament is open to all Education City members. Education City are also invited to participate. The tournament will consist of 12 teams divided into two groups. The tournament will be a knockout tournament. The deadline for the registration is 13 June 2015. To register, or for more information, please email [email protected] or call 44554-0284.

4 June 2015
Last day to apply for summer graduation

17 May 2015
First day of classes for summer terms

11-12 May 2015
The International Computational Science and Engineering Conference (ICSEC) will be held 11-12 May. The conference will gather researchers, experts and stakeholders locally and globally to discuss recent research topics in computational science and its role to tackle the most complex problems locally and globally.

For information, visit http://icsec.qatar.tamu.edu/ or contact Dr. Othmane Bouhali: [email protected].

30 April 2015
Dean Weichold’s farewell reception
All former students are invited to Dr. Weichold’s farewell reception on Thursday, 30 April from 4:30-6:30pm in the Student Center Ballrooms. To RSVP, please email [email protected].

30 April 2015
Alumni Council Bowling Competition
The Alumni Council invites all former students to take part in a bowling competition at the Student Center on 30 April from 6:30-8:30pm. To register for the competition, please email [email protected].

21 April 2015
Aggie Muster

12 April 2015
A lecture on GTL technology
A brief overview of GTL technology development, commercialization & business partnership in action by Mr. Henk Joubert and Dr. Mohamed Hamed from Sasol Qatar, and Mr. Anton Punt from ORYX GTL.
12:00 12:50pm, Lecture Hall 144. For more information, please contact Hamad Farooqi at [email protected].

17 March 2015
Texas A&M at Qatar to co-host materials symposium
Texas A&M at Qatar will host the sixth edition of the Materials Science and Engineering Symposium, which will be held 17 March 2015 in Lecture Hall 238 of the Texas A&M Engineering Building. Read more. For information, visit www.mses-qatar.com or contact [email protected]. Register to attend the symposium online.

16 April 2015
Aggie Ring Day

16 March 2015
Lecture by Dr. Doros N Theodorou
Lecture on Multiscale modeling of Polymer-Matrix Nanocomposites by Dr. Theodorou, faculty member at the National Technical University of Athens. This lecture is taking place at 12:00pm in Lecture Hall 238 of the Texas A&M at Qatar Engineering Building. Please RSVP to [email protected].

15 March 2015
Dean’s Industry Industry Board Meeting
The fourth Dean’s Industry Board (DIB) meeting will take place on 15 March 2015, at Texas A&M University at Qatar. This meeting will bring together partners from industry to discuss topics related to research, internships, employment, as well as other combined initiatives in academia and research. For more information, please contact Sarah Aboulhosn at [email protected].

9-12 March 2015
Yalla Natural Truck Roadshow in Education City
Being held at the QF Ceremonial Court, this initiative includes health-related activities: smoothie bikes, fitness and wellness tops, free recipe cards and more. You can join the fun from 9:00am – 1:00pm.

1-5 March 2015
Spring break (no classes)

3 March 2015

QAFCO Texas A&M at Qatar Chemistry Conference 2015
The Chemistry program at Texas A&M University at Qatar invites every year a large number of recognized experts in chemistry and related disciplines to attend its annual QAFCO-TAMUQ Chemistry Conference in order to discuss their recent research findings in the various disciplines of chemistry. This conference reflects Texas A&M University’s commitment to provide the best resources available to faculty and researchers in the State of Qatar. Among its top priorities are human development, modernization of education and promotion of scientific research, with the aim to enabling Qatari Nationals to address the demands of the present and shoulder their responsibilities of leading a comprehensive development.

5 March 2015
Spring break (offices closed)

19 February 2015

Boot Scoot
The Doha Aggie Club annual Boot Scoot is taking place at the Giwana Ballroom at Rasdisson Blu Hotel from 7 p.m. – 12 a.m. Ticket prices are QAR 500 and may only be purchased for adults. For more information, or to purchase a ticket, please contact Ms. Brenda Kent (+974.5503.9547, [email protected]) or Dr. Kerry Noack (+974.5579.6069, [email protected]).

17-19 February 2015
Continuing Education Couse – Power System Modernization

15-17 February 2015
Research Links Workshop

11 February 2015
Real World Series – Bassam Ahmed, MEEN ’11
Bassam Ahmed graduated from Texas A&M at Qatar in 2011 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After completing multiple assignments with international companies in the US, Germany, and Qatar, he joined Petromech (Petroleum Mechanical Trading Company LLC). Bassam is currently the Director of Operations, where he manages a wide range of functions. He oversees the daily operations of the company and is heavily involved in strategic planning. Bassam will discuss the pros and cons of working in a family business, what he has learned since working in the industry, as well as how he integrates business and engineering principles on a daily basis. How did Bassam’s Aggie education prepare him to be this successful in his current role?

10 February 2015
Qatar National Sports Day – offices closed, no classes

1 – 3 February 2015
Third Annual Liberal Arts Conference

1 – 2 February 2015
Education City Career Fair
The first annual Education City Career Fair will take place next week from 1-2 Feb. at the Hamid bin Khalifa University Student Center. The event is open to all students and alumni of Education City. More than 80 companies will be participating, representing such diverse job fields as media, finance and research.

29 January 2015
Major Quiz 2015
The Major Quiz 2015 kicks off Thursday, 20 January 2015 with the preliminary round of the competition. The prize is only your major’s reputation on the line and a 3-D printing pen.
In the preliminary round, students from each major compete amongst one another for a spot on the four-member team that competes in the finals. There’s also a daily competition that began 26 Jan. in which a question is posted in the student lounge at noon and the accumulated points will go toward the respective majors’ teams in the final. All correct answers will also be entered into a draw with gift cards as prizes. The final round will be Sunday (1 Feb.) from 6-8 p.m in LH 238.
For information contact Mohammed Ayub: [email protected], +974.3026.0726.

25 January 2015
Submissions due for annual Visualization and 3D Printing competitions
Texas A&M at Qatar has invited submissions for the Seventh Annual Visualization Development Competition (VDC15) organized by Research Computing and the Third 3D Printing Competition (3DPC15) organized by the Mechanical Engineering Program. The two competitions seek to encourage the most innovative uses of 3-D visualization and printing techniques, and enable users to develop and/or port their applications to visualization and 3-D printing systems. The call is extended to the whole of Education City, Qatar University, and interested local industry and public institutions. Winners of the competition will be awarded a professional development grant. For more information and how to submit proposals, please refer to the competition websites:
Visualization Development Competition 2015
•3D Printing Competition 2015

21-22 January 2015

Anti-Dust Technologies for PV Workshop
Texas A&M at Qatar will co-host an international workshop, “Anti-Dust Technologies for PV,” 21-22 Jan. at Qatar National Convention Centre. The workshop is co-organized by Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Texas A&M University at Qatar, with sponsorship from Qatar National Research Fund, KAHRAMAA and QSTec (Qatar Solar Technologies). The keynote address will be given by Dr. Lawrence Kazmerski, an internationally recognized expert on PV soiling. Other invited speakers will address the topics of surface coating, electrostatic/electrodynamic techniques, and mechanical cleaning. The workshop will also include poster presentations by the participants.
For information contact Dr. Bing Guo: [email protected], +974.4423.0450.

21 January 2015

Texas A&M at Qatar to honor local high school students
Texas A&M at Qatar will recognize 15 local high school students 21 Jan. for their winning projects during two recent research competitions, the Secondary School Research Experience Program and the Intel Science Competition Arab World 2014. The students’ winning projects will be on display during the Science and Engineering Showcase in the university’s Link Atrium from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a luncheon and awards ceremony presided over by Dr. Mark H. Weichold, dean and CEO of Texas A&M at Qatar. Texas A&M at Qatar students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the showcase of winning projects to support and encourage these outstanding students.
For more information, contact Carol Ketchijian: [email protected], +974.4423.0203.

15 January 2015
Texas A&M at Qatar will host a research retreat 15 Jan. from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Lecture Hall 238 in the Engineering Building in Education City. The retreat will be a full day of discussion and presentations about current research at the branch campus. The event will feature presentations from the Chemical Engineering Program, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program, the Mechanical Engineering Program, the Petroleum Engineering Program and the Science Program, as well as other significant Texas A&M at Qatar research groups, centers and initiatives. Topics of discussion will include ongoing research activities, opportunities for collaboration and networking, and will conclude with an open discussion with faculty on main campus via videoconference from 4:45 to 6 p.m.   For more information, contact Dr. Ioannis Economou: [email protected], +974.4423.0549.

11-14 January 2015
The TMS Middle East-Mediterranean Materials Congress on Energy and Infrastructure Systems will be held in Doha 11-14 Jan. The local organizers of this conference are from Texas A&M at Qatar, Qatar University, Qatar Energy and Environment Research Institute, and several companies in Qatar. The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a premier professional organization that encompasses the entire range of materials and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production to basic research and the advanced applications of materials. The conference seeks to be the premier forum for presentations of current interest and significance related to sustainable infrastructure materials; materials for energy extraction, conversion and storage; and computational materials design. For information contact Rola Abou Ghaida: [email protected], +974.4423.0212.

4-8 January 2015
Texas A&M at Qatar is holding an international mathematics workshop 4-8 Jan. This meeting will focus on recent results and developments in the analysis and geometry of several complex variables, CR manifolds and closely related areas, such as the theory of overdetermined systems of partial differential equations. The workshop will bring together leading experts, recent Ph.D.s and graduate students from Brazil, Europe, the Gulf Region and the U.S. to promote the exchange of ideas and interactions among these researchers. A mini-course on complex Brunn-Minkowski theory will be given by Bo Berndtsson (Chalmers University, Sweden). The conference is organized by S. Berhanu (Temple University, U.S.), Nordine Mir (Texas A&M at Qatar) and E. Straube (Texas A&M University), and is sponsored by Texas A&M at Qatar, Texas A&M, the U.S. National Science Foundation and QAPCO. For information contact Nordine Mir: [email protected].



15 December 2014
Fall Graduate Recognition

7-11 December 2014

Fundamentals of Process Safety and Loss Prevention
For more information about this course, please contact the Office of Continuing Education at [email protected] or +974.4423.0079.

8 December 2014
Shukran from Texas A&M at Qatar
Shukran from Texas A&M at Qatar is an effort aimed at acknowledging and showing our deepest gratitude to those who have supported Texas A&M at Qatar over the years. We take great pleasure in hosting our closest partners in industry and the community for this annual event.

18 November 2014
Bonfire 1999 Remembrance Day

16 November 2014
Dr. John Lee to deliver Distinguished Lecture
Dr. W. John Lee, Cullen Distinguished University Chair and Professor of Petroleum Engineering, University of Houston, will present the first lecture in Texas A&M at Qatar’s 2014-2015 Distinguished Lecture Series 16 November at noon in Lecture Hall 238.

Former student Al-Housani reaches final round in
Stars of Science
Mohammed Al-Housani, Class of 2013, reached the final stage in Star of Science, a TV program initiated by Qatar Foundation that encourages the Arab world’s next generation of aspiring science and technology innovators. Al-Housani’s project is geared towards optimizing an integration of technologies to make them more effective in supplying hot water and electricity. His efficient solar system aims to improve performance of solar panels in intense climates like the gulf using a concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) system, water cooling and thermo electric generators (TEG) mounted on solar concentrators.

12 November 2014
LNG talk by Texas A&M’s Dr. Mark Holtzapple
Dr. Mark Holtzapple, professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, will give a lecture 12 November from noon to 1 p.m. in Lecture Hall 238. Holtzapple’s talk, “Modified Claude Process for Producing Liquid Natural Gas,” is the second seminar in the Chemical Engineering Program’s 2014-2015 OryxGTL Seminar Series.

9 – 11 November 2014

Engineering Leaders Conference on Engineering Education
The three-day Engineering Leaders conference, organized by Texas A&M University at Qatar, brought more than 100 speakers and presenters from 25 countries on six continents to Doha to discuss education of engineers for the Grand Challenges for Engineering, a list of 14 global imperatives to be addressed by engineering disciplines in the 21st century. Former students also attended as company representatives, or participants of the Career Development for Engineering Leaders workshop.
To read more, please click here.

26 October – 1 November 2014
Charity Week 2014
Charity Week is an initiative that aims to unite the youth across the world to help orphans & needy children. In the past 10 years, more than $5Million has been raised.  For more information on how you can get involved, please contact Ayat Abdel-Rahman at [email protected]

21 September 2014
Dean’s Development Council Meeting
The Dean’s Development Council (DDC) was officially formed in early 2013 and consists of 17 high ranking individuals in industry and the community – both locally and regionally, exceptional Former Students and Texas A&M at Qatar representatives. The Dean’s Development Council supports Texas A&M University at Qatar’s vision of providing premier engineering education in the region, serving as valuable contributors to knowledge internationally, and being a valued resource to the State of Qatar. The DDC held its first meeting in February 2013, with meetings now held twice a year. Issues of mutual interest include Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) outreach, raising awareness of engineering among parents and the community, increasing industry involvement in engineering education, and such issues related to engineering and educating Qatar and the region’s future leaders.

15 September 2014
Dean’s Industry Board Meeting
The Texas A&M at Qatar Dean’s Industry Board is made up of 16 of Qatar’s leading industry representatives. Meeting twice a year, this group discusses ways in which Texas A&M at Qatar and industry partners can work together to reach shared goals for providing world-class engineering education and research opportunities to the local and regional communities. Also, such partnerships allow for open discussions related to work opportunities, collaborative efforts in academia, etc.

10 September 2014
Alumni Council Meeting
Members of the Alumni Council will hold their first meeting of the semester to discuss issues related to upcoming events, finalizing the charter. To have a specific topic discussed at this meeting, and to share your ideas, please email the Alumni Council at [email protected].

8 September 2014

Official census date (12th class day)

24 August 2014
First day of fall classes

15 July 2014
Final examinations for 8-week summer term

4 July 2014
United States Independence Day

28 June 2014
Projected first day of Ramadan016016