News and Information from Texas A&M University at Qatar
17 March 2009
Men's basketball team to face new opponent
The undefeated Aggie men's basketball team will face a new challenge Wednesday: the
Texas A&M at Qatar faculty-staff basketball team. The game is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.
on 18 March at Qatar Academy gym. A pizza dinner will follow the game at the Recreation
Center atrium. For information contact Jeffrey Sulik: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Texas A&M at Qatar hosts student leadership exchange program
Texas A&M at Qatar is hosting 16 undergraduate students from College Station for a one-
week exchange program. Students in College Station are selected based on campus
involvement and leadership positions. Students participating in the program will have an
opportunity to explore the Texas A&M Engineering Building, interact with fellow Aggies as
well as visit local mosques, museums, and even take a desert safari. For information
contact Jeffrey Sulik: email@example.com, +974.423.0231.
Texas A&M student takes first place in SPE paper contest
Mehrnoosh Saneifar, a senior petroleum engineering major, won first place in the 2009
regional SPE paper contest on 14 March for her presentation "Experimental Study on the
Effect of Spent Acid on Carbonate Rock Wettablility in Gas Reservoirs." Saneifar moves on
to the international contest taking place in October 2009 in New Orleans, La.
Hosein published in scholarly journal
Dr. Raffie Hosein, visiting associate professor of petroleum engineering, in collaboration
with Dr. William D. McCain Jr., visiting professor at Texas A&M University, was published
in the February 2009 edition of the SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering journal. Hosein
and McCain co-authored "Extended Analysis for Gas Condensate Systems," which focuses
on equation of state (EOS) predictions for gas condensate systems that require extended
analysis beyond the heptanes plus (C7+) fraction.
Texas A&M University libraries celebrate milestone
Texas A&M University libraries will host a series of events to celebrate the addition of the
four millionth volume to its collections. The milestone book is a rare two-volume set of Don
Quixote de la Mancha. Texas A&M at Qatar faculty and staff have access to all collections
held in both Qatar and main campus libraries. The celebration will begin with "Anatomy of a
Classic: Don Quixote, the Book and Myth," and conclude with the Friends of Sterling C.
Evan Library annual luncheon. For information contact Charlene Clark:
Texas A&M at Qatar students celebrate pi day
Students from Texas A&M at Qatar and the IEEE student chapter celebrated pi day
Tuesday by holding a competition to see who could recite pi to the greatest number of
decimal places. Taking first place with 294 decimal places and a first place prize of a t-shirt
was Hossain Faysal '12. "So many students are stressed out with exams. This celebration
was a way for people to socialize over pie," said Wael Halbawi '11 IEEE student chairman.
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