Aggie Pipeline 2009Jan21 by lanyuehua

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News and Information from Texas A&M University at Qatar

21 Jan. 2009


TAMUQ helping high school students to develop science and math
skills
Beginning this week Texas A&M at Qatar, in collaboration with the Supreme Education
Council, is hosting a 10-day science and math pre-college program for 50 high school
students. The objective of the program is to develop science and math skills of these high
school students and to encourage them to consider pursuing education and careers in
science and engineering. Certificates will be distributed at the end of the course to all
students by Texas A&M at Qatar Dean and CEO Dr. Mark H. Weichold. For information
contact Mariam Al-Mannai: mariam.al-mannaie@qatar.tamu.edu, +974.423.0115.


Qatar Support Office has new location
The Qatar Support Office has relocated to the University's General Services Complex on
Agronomy Road in College Station. QSO staff have met with UPS and FedEx
representatives and have been assured that deliveries will not be affected during the
transition. Courier deliveries can be sent to the Qatar Support Office, Suite 1901, General
Services Complex, 750 Agronomy Road, College Station, Texas, 77843-4252. The new
campus mail stop for QSO is 4252 TAMU. All email addresses and phone numbers will
remain the same. For information contact the QSO: +1.979.845.2295.


Texas A&M at Qatar and RasGas to mark opening of new research
lab

Texas A&M at Qatar and RasGas will mark the opening of a gas-condensate research
laboratory supported by RasGas Company Ltd. on 25 Jan. in the link atrium of Texas A&M
Engineering Building. Mr. Hamad Rashid Al Mohannadi, managing director of RasGas,
will inaugurate the research project with Texas A&M at Qatar Dean and CEO Dr. Mark H.
Weichold.


Basketball team participates in Qatar league
The Aggie men's basketball team is participating in the first ever Qatar basketball league. A
total of 40 games will be played, with a tournament held at American School of Doha. The
Aggie men's team has performed well, defeating rival College of North Atlantic-Qatar, 66-
29, on Monday. On Thursday, the team will compete against Qatar Academy. The game is
scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Qatar Academy gym. For information contact
Michael Collins: michael.collins@qatar.tamu.edu, +974.423.0047.


Soccer team to face Georgetown
The Aggie men's soccer team on Thursday will face off against the team from Georgetown
University School of Foreign Service in Qatar in the first game of the spring season. The
game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the Education City Recreation Center outside field.
For information contact Michael Collins: michael.collins@qatar.tamu.edu, +974.423.0047.


Northwestern University professor to present lecture
Northwestern University in Qatar next week will host "Socialization and Stereotype: The
Persistence of Counterproductive Design Practices among Computer Science and
Engineering Students" by Dr. Paul Leonardi. The lecture will take place at 4 p.m. on 21
Jan. in room 144 of Texas A&M Engineering Building. A reception is to follow. For
information or to RSVP, call +974.454.5032.


UPCOMING

22 Jan.
Aggie men's basketball team vs. Qatar Academy
Aggie men's soccer team vs. Georgetown

14 Feb.
Society of Petroleum Engineers technical paper contest


ARRIVALS

John Eric Frankson, program coordinator for Research and Graduate Studies, will arrive
21 Jan.

Ahmed Ibrahim Rabie, teaching associate in the Chemical Engineering Program, will
arrive 22 Jan.

Jeehoon Jung, postdoctoral research associate in the Electrical and Computer
Engineering Program, will arrive 22 Jan.

Julie Barker, chief of staff, will arrive 27 Jan.

Mark Barker, building systems manager, will arrive 27 Jan.
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