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2012 – 2013

APPENDIX


Table of Contents Lectures and Technical Seminars .....................................II Conferences, Workshops & Short Courses ................. IV Events..................................................................................... VI Examples Of Employee & Student Accolades............VII Technical Services and Continuing Education...........VIII Sponsored Research Overview......................................... IX OASIS Community Education Outreach .......................X Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series.............................XII Office of Admissions Student Recruitment Activities in Qatar....................................XIII Qatar School Visits List 2012/2013............................ XIV i


LECTURES AND TECHNICAL SEMINARS 17 SEPTEMBER 2012

Title: African Americans in the American West Dr. Albert Broussard (Professor of History, Texas A&M University)

3 OCTOBER 2012

Title: Evolution of the Structure of Cobalt Catalysts in Fixed Bed and Slurry Fischer--Tropsch Reactors Dr. Andrei Khodakov (CNRS Research Director, University of Lille, France)

11 OCTOBER 2012

Title: HVDC/FACTS Devices Implementation to Resolve Underlying Power System Stalemate(S) at the GCC Power Grid Dr. Tariq Masood (Qatar Petroleum, Qatar) and D.P. Kothari (Raisoni Group of Institutions, Nagpur, India)

12 NOVEMBER 2012

Title: Postdemocratisation: End of history Revisited? Dr. Paul-Erik Korvela (University of Jyvaskyla, Finland)

19 DECEMBER 2012

Title: Test and Reliability Challenges in Forthcoming Technology Nodes Dr. Said Hamdioui (Delft University of Technology Computer Engineering Laboratory, Netherlands)

9 JANUARY 2013

Title: Using Downhole DTS Data to Monitor, Evaluate and Optimize Complex Well Performance Dr. Ding Zhu (Associate Professor and W.D. Von Gonten Faculty Fellow in Petroleum Engineering in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University)

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9 JANUARY 2013

Title: Field Application of Stimulation of Deep Sour Gas Well Using an Environmentally Friendly Chelating Agent Dr. Hisham Nasr El-Din (Professor of Petroleum Engineering and holder of the John Edgar Holt Chair in Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering of Texas A&M University)

13 JANUARY 2013

Title: War and the World Question: 1450–the Future Dr. Jeremy Black (Professor of History, University of Exeter)

14 JANUARY 2013

Title: Detecting Domain-fluxing Botnets Through DNS Traffic Analysis Dr. Narasimha Reddy (J. W Runyon professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University)

14 JANUARY 2013

Title: Natural Gas : Future Premier Fuel of the World Economy Professor Michael Economides (Professor at the Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston and Managing Partner of Dr. Michael J. Economides Consultants, Inc., University of Houston)

20 JANUARY 2013

Title: Literacy and Place—What Difference Do Situation and Setting Make? Dr. David Jolliffee (initial holder of the Brown Chair in English Literacy, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville)


23 JANUARY 2013

14 MARCH 2013

31 JANUARY 2013

14 MARCH 2013

Title: Semiconductor Photoelectrochemistry for Solar Fules & Artificial Photosynthesis Prof. Hyunwoong Park (Kyungpook National University, South Korea) Title: Corrosion of Advanced Steels: Challenges in the Oil and Gas Industry Dr. Brajendra Mishra (Professor and Director of NSF Center for Resource, Colorado School of Mines)

18 FEBRUARY 2013

Title: Riding the Roller Coaster: Oil in American History Dr. Jonathan Charles Coopersmith (Associate Professor of History, Texas A&M University)

20 FEBRUARY 2013

Title: Fracture of Structural Materials : A Top-Down Approach Dr. A.Amine Benzerga (Edward “Pete” Aldridge Career Development Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University)

10 MARCH 2013

Title: “Liquid –Crystal Nantechnology Dr. George Nounesis (Director of Research of the Biomolecular Physics Laboratory at the National Center for Scientific Research,Demokritos, Greece)

13 MARCH 2013

Title: CO2 Pipelines Material and Safety Considerations Dr. Haroun Mahgerefteh (University College London)

Title: Wondrous and Frightening! Legal, Ethical and Socio-Political Implications of Drone Technology Dr. Sikander Ahmed Shah (Lahore University of Management Science) Title: On the Computation of the Channel Capacity in Generalized Fading Environments Dr. Mohamed-Slim Alouini (Professor of the Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

18 MARCH 2013

Title: Virus Disinfection Using Fullerene Nanoparticles Professor Shaker Chellam (University of Houston)

18 MARCH 2013

Title: The Outlook for Energy David Khemakhem (ExxonMobil, Texas)

19 MARCH 2013

Title: Distinguished Lecture Series--Information Dynamics for a Networked World Dr. Eyad Abed ( Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland)

2 APRIL 2013

Title: Antennas and Radios: Making You the Centre of Smart Healthcare Network! Dr. Akram Alomainy (Antennas & Electromagnetics, Queen Mary University of London)

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CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS & SHORT COURSES 3 – 6 JUNE 2012

Course for engineering industry professionals titled “Petroleum Exploration and Production”

10 – 13 JUNE 2012

Certified Mediator Training for faculty and staff

20 – 21 JUNE 2012

Continuing education course titled “Building and Leading High Performance Teams” for middle management and entry-level senior staff for ORYX GTL Limited

25 – 29 AUGUST 2012

Dr. Nesrin Ozalp, associate professor of mechanical engineering, delivered the keynote address at the joint 20th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering and the 15th Conference on Process Integration, Modeling and Optimization for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction. The conference explored the latest development and applications of processes in chemical industry via advanced heat production as well as various energy conversion technologies.

21 – 23 SEPTEMBER 2012

Dr. Hassan Bashir, assistant professor of political science, presented a paper titled “Self and Other in a Globalized World” at the 4th global conference on Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners (SAF). The three-day conference is organized annually by Inter-Disciplinary.Net at Mansfield College, Oxford University, UK. Bashir also served as chair for the panel on Inter-cultural Exchanges and Affinities at the conference.

23 – 27 SEPTEMBER 2012

Texas A&M University at Qatar conducted a specialized course for engineering industry professionals titled “Basic Drilling, Completion and Workover.” Dr. Mahmood Amani, associate professor of petroleum engineering and course instructor, commented on the course, saying, “This continuing education course fits well within the mission of the petroleum engineering program to provide close cooperation with the local oil and gas industry and support their petroleum engineering training needs.” The course was offered by the Network of Excellence in Training (NExT), a Schlumberger company, in collaboration with Texas A&M at Qatar.

26 SEPTEMBER 2012

The Researcher Development Program hosted a proposal-writing training seminar which consisted of four presentations made by University faculty and staff on the topics of persuasive communication and proposal presentation.

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1 OCTOBER 2012

Dr. Nimir Elbashir, associate professor of chemical engineering, served as a distinguished speaker at the 3rd Annual Global Petrochemical Technology Conference, at Sharq Village & Spa in Doha, Qatar. This summit, co-sponsored by BASF and Chemsafe, discussed the latest technology developments in the chemicals and petrochemicals fields. The main focus of the conference was on shale gas and its role in the energy market in addition to developments in gas to liquids (GTL) technology, and the utilization of biomass in chemicals and fuels markets. Elbashir’s talk focused on the potentials of natural gas and biomass to play a role in the production of ultra-clean fuels and chemicals via gas-toliquid technology.

2 OCTOBER 2012

Joseph Williams, senior lecturer, and Michael Telafici, lecturer, each presented papers at language conferences in October. Both focused on technology, its uses and its effects on language and learning. Williams presented “POP! Contemporary Media in the University Classroom” at the 2nd Conference on Applying Language Arts, Hong Kong. Telafici presented “Writing in Real Time with Google Docs: Induction in Action” at the Tenth Asia TEFL International Conference, New Delhi, India, and “YouTubing: Web Media, Authentic Texts, and Schemata Activation” at the 4th Asian Conference on Education in Osaka, Japan.

8 OCTOBER 2012

Dr. Nesrin Ozalp, associate professor of mechanical engineering, delivered the keynote speech at the NATO Advanced Energy Research Workshop (ARW), sponsored by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Program, in Batumi, Georgia. Ozalp also chaired a panel of speakers including the Minister of Energy and Environment, Mayor of Batumi, Director of NATO ARW International Association for Hydrogen Energy, Vice-President of the Academy of Sciences of Georgia, President of the Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, and the Rector of the Georgian Technical University. The workshop focused on strategy for addressing energy development and hydrogen energy problems that provides a platform for presentations and discussions of such schemes.

8 – 9 OCTOBER 2012

Dr. Eyad Masad, assistant dean for research and graduate studies, Dr. Phil Gray, visiting assistant professor of political science, and students Alya Al Harthy and Syed Taha presented papers on engineering ethics and globalization at an international workshop hosted at the University of Illinois Urbana Champagne. The US-National Science Foundationfunded event is second in a series of two workshops on the theme “Engineering Ethics in a Globalized World.”


13 OCTOBER 2012

The Office of Academic Supplemental Instruction Services (OASIS) hosted several community education programs during October. OASIS presented a GRE prep course teaching seniors and recent graduates GRE exam skills, emphasizing English and math skills. On 14 Oct, the Quest program focused on English, math and science skills for nontraditional students who want to earn an engineering degree mid-career. The Jumpstart Program, launched 15 Oct., aims to help high school juniors and seniors by helping students prepare for ACT and IELTS entrance exams.

14 OCTOBER 2012

Dr. Troy Bickham, associate professor of history and chair of the liberal arts program, gave a public lecture at the National Archives in Washington D.C. regarding his recently published book, “The Weight of Vengeance: The United States, The British Empire and the War of 1812.” Bickham placed this “forgotten war” in a global context, portraying a US that saw an opportunity to challenge Britain’s dominance, and a Britain that feared the rise of US maritime power and territorial expansion. The War of 1812 was a turning point for both countries and marked a critical moment of self-definition for the two nations.

17 – 18 OCTOBER 2012

Texas A&M University in Qatar, in collaboration with the Qatar Green Building Council and the South Korean government hosted a workshop on energy and existing buildings. The event focused on the challenges Qatar faces in making the existing building stock more energy efficient, contributing to improving the sustainability of Qatar’s built environment.

7 – 8 NOVEMBER 2012

Texas A&M at Qatar hosted a continuing education course titled “Gas Explosion Hazards for LNG facilities.” The course conducted by Dr. Filippo Gavelli, head of the Dispersion Consulting group at GexCon US, and Dr. Scott Davis, president and principal engineer at GexCon US, provided an overview of all aspects of explosion hazards such as ignition processes, release and dispersion, explosion mechanisms, blast loads and state-of-the art modeling of all these aspects.

9 – 13 DECEMBER 2012

Texas A&M at Qatar conducted a continuing education course for engineers from all disciplines titled “Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer Preparation Course.” The course covered a complete understanding of the core features and functionalities available in the LabVIEW full development system.

18 – 22 JANUARY 2013

Texas A&M at Qatar offered a five-day course titled “C and C++ For Engineers and Scientists.” The course introduced students and researchers in engineering and science to the basic features of C and C++ programming languages, and was aimed toward the use of these programming languages in scientific and engineering applications through lab exercises with concrete applications. In this intensive training, participants learned extensive operational scientific language programming skills. The course was conducted by Dr. Othmane Bouhali, director of Research Computing at Texas A&M at Qatar.

3 – 4 FEBRUARY 2013

The Initiative in Professional Ethics (TIPE) hosted “Ethical Engagement with Globalization, Citizenship, and Multiculturalism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives.” The primary focus of this two-day international conference was the relationship and complexities that exist between our notions of citizenship within a globalized world and the means by which universalistic and/or particularistic ethical systems and structures “fit” into a multicultural globe.

20 FEBRUARY 2013

Dr. Nimir Elbashir, associate professor of chemical engineering, served as a keynote speaker at the 12th World GTL Summit in London. As one of the first academics to participate in the industry-based summit, he highlighted Texas A&M at Qatar’s strengths and successes in building collaboration models between academia and industry to develop fundamental and applied research activities.

13 NOVEMBER 2012

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies at Texas A&M at Qatar presented its second workshop in the Fall 2012 series of events for researchers entiteld “Career Opportunities for Post Docs and Researchers.”

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EVENTS 25 SEPTEMBER 2012

The Department of Student Affairs, in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar Student Affairs, co-hosted a Hunger Banquet. The goal of the Hunger Banquet was to engage students and faculty in an interactive dinner and dialogue around the issues of social justice, poverty, access to resources and power, world-wide hunger and community engagement. As one in seven people go to bed hungry each night, this event encouraged participants to think critically about their understanding of hunger across various communities around the world and challenge conceptions about poverty, hunger and injustice.

27 SEPTEMBER 2012

The Science program at Texas A&M University at Qatar and the Department of Chemistry at Texas A&M University hosted a symposium titled “Strategy and Design in Transition Metal-Catalyzed Reactions” in honor of Dr. Robert H. Grubbs, Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology and 2005 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. The symposium was hosted in College Station, Texas, on the occasion of Grubbs becoming an adjunct professor at Texas A&M at Qatar and holding the Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) Chair of Polymer Science and Engineering.

6 – 11 OCTOBER 2013

Twenty-one petroleum engineering students attended the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas. Sponsored by QAPCO, Oxy and Maersk Oil Qatar, students learned about emerging technology and trends in petroleum engineering.

6 JANUARY 2013

10 year anniversary celebration at Qatar National Convention Centre

7 – 9 JANUARY 2013

Texas A&M at Qatar hosted the first World Congress on Engineering Education (WCEE). Maresk Oil was the exclusive sponsor and industry partner for WCEE, which was designed to provide a forum for researchers, engineers and academicians from all over the world to present and disseminate their research results and development activities on modern engineering education.

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2 – 7 MARCH 2013

Texas A&M at Qatar and industry leaders hosted the 10th Natural Gas Conversion Symposium (NGCS 10) 2-7 March, co-sponsored by QAPCO, Qatar Petroleum, Oryx GTL, Sasol and Shell. This year’s symposium was organized under the patronage of HE Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, minister of Energy and Industry, and brought together scientists, researchers and the world’s leaders in synthesis gas production and utilization to share information on the latest trends in research and technology development in these fields.

MARCH 2013

Moiz Bohra, junior chemical engineering student, was selected as one of 12 students to attend The Economist’s The World in 2013 Festival. Bohra attended workshops to learn the tenets and practical elements of news- gathering. The Aggie engineering student was also an intern at The Economist’s offices for one week where he produced a three-minute video featuring highlights and interviews from the event.

MARCH 2013

Texas A&M at Qatar, in collaboration with Qatar University, Northwestern Universtiy and the US National Science Foundation, as part of the Global School for Advanced Studies, organized a conference titled “Catalysts and Materials for Hydrocarbon Conversion.” The conference focused on the latest research efforts in advancing catalysts and materials for the production of chemicals, fuels and valueadded products. The event was sponsored by QatarGas and Total Petrochemicals.

5  – 6 MARCH 2013

The Gulf Intelligence Doha Energy Forum was hosted under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, who participated in an on-stage feature interview and Q&A at the annual industry knowledge event. The forum was produced in partnership with Maersk Oil Qatar and hosted by Texas A&M at Qatar.

22 APRIL 2013

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies hosted the second annual Research and Industry Forum. This event titled “Research and Industry: Building on Success,” was designed to promote dialogue and ensure that the University is maximizing shared opportunities and pursuit of mutual interests.


EXAMPLES OF EMPLOYEE & STUDENT ACCOLADES Award/Honor: Won top honors for their work on using recycled plastic and palm trees to produce energy under the team name of Al-Zubarah Fort.  Students Mohammed Al-Sulaiti and Ahmad Alrchid Awarded by Al-Bairaq research program

Award/Honor: Best Energy and Environment Research Program of the Year Dr. Nimir Elbashir, associate professor of chemical engineering Awarded by Joint Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum and Arab Expatriates Scientists Network Symposium

Award/Honor: Featured in the November issue of the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) newsletter Dr. Reza Sadr, assistant professor of mechanical engineering Awarded by QNRF

Award/Honor: Best Poster Award Dr. Khalid Qaraqe, professor of electrical engineering, and Dr. Kamel Tourki, assistant research scientist Awarded by IEEE Symposium on New Frontiers in Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN 2012)

Award/Honor: Won Best Poster during the inaugural World Congress on Engineering Education Mary Katebah, Dema Almasri, Rym Kanes and Hania Albatrni, under the leadership of Dr. Ghada Salama, lecturer of chemical engineering Awarded by World Congress on Engineering Education Award/Honor: Awarded the Construction Week Sustainability Initiative Award for their work on the Qatar Sustainable Water and Energy Utilization Initiative (QWE) Dr. Patrick Linke, professor and managing director for QWE, and Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Wahab, associate professor and technical director for QWE Awarded by Construction Weekly Award/Honor: Appointed as the KCR (Technical Division Representative) of the K6-Heat Transfer in Energy Systems Dr. Nesrin Ozalp, associate professor of mechanical engineering Awarded by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Award/Honor: Crosby Field Award for his work on, “Modeling the Performance of ECM and SCR Parallel fan-Powered Terminal Units in Single-Duct VAV Systems” Dr. John Bryant, associate professor of mechanical engineering Awarded by American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Award/Honor: Computational Neuro-Modeling of Visual Memory Multimodal Imaging and Analysis Dr. Othmane Bouhali, director of research computing Awarded by Joint QCRI and MIT initiative

Award/Honor: Top 15 tutors for the fall semester Abdullah Najjar, Corrie Clark, Courtney Burge, Huda Hamza, Lakshmi Nathan, Mansoor Abbas, Mohammed Ayub, Mohannad Mohamed, Mouhanad Khazaal, Nouran Mohamed, Rinchu Mathews, Sally El Meragawi, Wisam Sabeck, Yazeed Al Dughaither, Zohair Naqvi Awarded by Office of Academic Supplemental Instruction Services (OASIS), Texas A&M at Qatar Award/Honor: Best Presenter Award Abdul Jaleel Palliyali, research associate Awarded by Hamad Medical Corporation’s Annual Research Day 2013 on February 25 Award/Honor: Award for ‘Lifetime Achievement for the Advancement of Education’ at the Doha Energy Forum’s 2013 Event gala Dean Mark H. Weichold Awarded by The inaugural Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah International Energy Award Award/Honor: Awarded Best Paper for their work on “PWM Scheme for Dual Matrix Converter Based Five-Phase Open-End Winding Drive.” Dr. Haitham Abu-Rub, professor of electrical engineering, in collaboration with Atif Iqbal, Moin Ahammed and Rashid Al-Ammari Awarded by The International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT2013)

Award/Honor: Awarded outstanding paper at the 9th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics Dr. Nesrin Ozalp, associate professor of mechanical engineering Awarded by 9th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics

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TECHNICAL SERVICES AND CONTINUING EDUCATION TECHNICAL SERVICES

Officially inaugurated in February of 2012, Technical Services at Texas A&M at Qatar provides services and expertise to local industry and organizations. By working with the advanced facilities of participating laboratories, Technical Services caters to the research needs of multiple scientific disciplines by offering University partners access to facilities, equipment and faculty advice for their use. This benefits Qatar in its progress towards a knowledge-based society by supporting the research and testing needs of multiple, industry-oriented disciplines, including electronics, machinery, materials, fuel characterization, water/ environmental research, chemistry and research computing.

Local Partners

Local partners who have utilized the facility include Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Dolphin Energy, Energoprojekt-Entel, Metito, Qatar Fertilizer Company (QAFCO), Qatar Shell LLC, Qatar University Wireless Innovations Center, Total E&P Qatar, URS, Virginia Commonwealth University-Qatar and Worley Parsons.

Research Initiatives

Technical Services also offers research initiatives that include hosting and training workshops, such as the two-day Rapid Prototyping Workshop presented by Texas A&M at Qatar and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and ESCWA Technology Centre (ETC) in June of 2012. The event attracted technology managers from across the region involved in engineering design and prototyping. The workshop included sessions and live demonstrations on electronic prototyping, preparing prototyping jobs, metal printing, integrated manufacturing systems, plastic printing and rapid-prototyping capabilities.

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CONTINUED EDUCATION SERVICES

Texas A&M at Qatar’s Continuing Education Services (CES) is dedicated to becoming the premier provider of lifelong engineering education in the region, helping clients maintain excellence in their engineering disciplines. They accomplish this by: providing exemplary technical short courses certification programs and training opportunities to enhance safety behaviors impart innovative engineering skills enhance business acumen of its participants

Community Learning

In addition, they support the University’s Quality Enhancement theme “Aggies Commit to Learning for a Lifetime” by ensuring the short course body of knowledge is innovative in delivery and at the forefront of engineering practice, research and development. This allows them to serve the needs of Qatar and the region through knowledge transfer and local support of companies and institutions. The CES initiative is a direct response to requirements from local professionals and industries for training and education services. CES thus pursues two goals at once, promoting the vision of a knowledge-based economy for Qatar, while ensuring the education quality equips graduates and professionals to create cutting-edge technology and solve modern, real-world challenges.


SPONSORED RESEARCH OVERVIEW Total Awarded Amount for Active Sponsored Projects:   

$110,174,847

Sponsored Projects Awarded since October 2012:    

$1,001,564.69

Sponsor

Project Title

Total Approved Budget

QNRF

JSREP 3 - Cooperative Relaying for Idle Band Integration in Spectrum Sharing Systems

$99,639.57

QNRF

JSREP 3 - Femtocell and Macrocell Cooperation for Hybrid-Access Overlaid

$199,364.01

QNRF

UREP 13 - Design, construction, and performance analysis of scaled gas-lift physical model

$30,000.00

QNRF

UREP 13 - Non-Contact Electrically Assisted Drive Train - Phase 1

$60,000.00

QNRF

UREP 13 - Investigating the Effect of Salinity on the Rheological Properties of Water Based Mud under High Pressures and High Temperatures of Deep Wells

$60,000.00

QNRF

UREP 13 - Thermodynamic properties of aqueous electrolyte solutions using the Q-electrolattice equation of state

$20,000.00

QNRF

UREP 13 - Experimental study of the thermal decomposition of tert-Butyl Peroxy-2Ethylexanoate under runaway conditions using isothermal and adiabatic calorimetry

$20,000.00

Qatar University - QNRF

Advanced Power Electronic Solutions for Variable-Speed Multiphase AC Motor Drives

$400,959.00

Mitsubishi Corp Water Tech Center (Qatar)

Feasibility Study of Seawater Desalination

$66,602.11

QAFAC

Environmental impact assessment of residual chorine discharge into seawater

$45,000.00

 

Total

$1,001,564.69

Research Expenditures  

FY 2009

FY 2010

FY 2011

FY 2012

FY 2013

TAMU

$1,26 7,812.17

$3,143,513.31

$10,842,280.34

$16,667,788.45

$14,918,193.20*

TEES

$2,211,204.77

$5,881,052.51

$8,682,836.70

$7,750,213.28

$6,648,824.20

Totals

$3,479,016.94

$9,024,565.82

$19,525,117.04

$24,418,001.73

 $21,567,017.40**

TAMU total includes TAMUQ Research Program expenses

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OASIS COMMUNITY EDUCATION OUTREACH HBKU COLLABORATION OASIS Community Education has joined forces with HBKU to facilitate the Promising Students ACT Preparation Program. 100 Qatari national students from area high schools Three facilitators 96 classes conducted 72 hours of instruction per student Curriculum includes a blend of streaming video and facilitator-led learning. Subjects include English, Science and Math, including ACT testtaking strategies.

QUEST PROGRAM University Readiness Program for adults and high school graduates Seven Qatari national students from two companies and four nonaffiliated students Four facilitators 28-month program 840 hours of instruction per student Curriculum includes a blend of streaming video and facilitator-led learning. Subjects English: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking, and IELTS test preparation Science: for high school credit courses in Chemistry, Physics, Geometry and Algebra 2 Success Skills: topics included college readiness, study skills, time management and ACT test preparation.

JUMPSTART PROGRAM ACT preparation program 26 students from area high schools Two facilitators 42 classes conducted 126 hours of instruction per student Curriculum includes a blend of streaming video and facilitator-led learning. Subjects include English and Math including ACT test-taking strategies.

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BUSINESS ETIQUETTE DINNER Targeted for graduating seniors Teaching western business dinner etiquette and interview etiquette skills 80 participants Six tutors plus two facilitators presented skits. 10 industry partners attended. Four industry partners spoke on panel. Two Deans attended the event.

OASIS TUTORING, SI AND MEDIA – 2012 – 2013 75 percent funded by Qatar Foundation 962 total appointments = 1,129 hours of English tutoring by eight tutors 2,039 total appointments = 2,477 hours of tutoring for Science and Math by 38 tutors Overall total of 3,001 appointments = 3,606 hours of tutoring by 46 tutors Media production team (eight students) produces website content, social media and collateral 3000+ hours Seven SI leaders hold three one-hour study sessions per week for Math 150/151/152, CHEM107 and PHYS208. Eight media team students OASIS tutors will begin tutoring high school students from ASD in Chemistry, Physics, and Calculus online. OASIS tutors assist with HBKU-ACT program and Jumpstart Program in which they help high school students better their skills for the ACT. Tutors assist in Quest, Jumpstart and other test preparation courses.


AFTER-SESSION SURVEY OF CLIENT SATISFACTION DATA: My tutor Strongly Agree

Agree

 Total

was friendly, patient and helpful.

88.30%

6.70%

95.00%

was skilled in the subject area.

75.00%

13.30%

88.30%

was professional in their approach.

80.00%

11.70%

91.70%

treated me with respect.

89.80%

5.10%

94.90%

was able to explain the material well.

86.40%

5.10%

91.50%

helped me do it without help.

70.70%

6.90%

77.60%

made sure I understood the material.

84.70%

5.10%

89.80%

made me feel better about my abilities.

82.50%

5.30%

87.80%

was enthusiastic about helping me.

79.70%

6.80%

86.50%

was someone I will continue working with.

84.50%

3.40%

87.90%

 

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DEAN’S DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES 12 JANUARY 2013

Title: “War and the World Question: 1450-the Future” Dr. Jeremy Black, professor of History at University of Exeter and senior fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute

31 JANUARY 2013

Title: “Corrosion of Advanced Steels: Challenges in the Oil and Gas Industry” Dr. Brajendra Mishra, professor and director of NSF Center for Resource, Recovery and Recycling, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

19 MARCH 2013

Title: “Information Dynamics for a Networked World” Dr. Eyad H. Abed, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, and affiliated with the Institute for Systems Research

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21 APRIL 2013

Title: “Real-Time Observation and Control of Electron Motion” Dr. Ferenc Krausz, chair of Experimental Physics, Ludwig-MaximiliansUniversität München, Laboratory for Attosecond Physics, director at the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics

28 APRIL 2013

Title: “The Looming Crisis in Air Traffic Capacity – Can Vortex Dynamics Help?” Dr. Fazle Hussain, president’s distinguished chair in Engineering & Science, and senior adviser to the president, Texas Tech University, Department of Mechanical Engineering


OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS STUDENT RECRUITMENT ACTIVITIES IN QATAR STUDENT RECRUITMENT ACTIVITIES IN QATAR – THROUGH ADMISSIONS DEPARTMENT TARGETED AT GRADES 11 & 12 More than 80 school visits on/off campus 5000 students attended admissions events 100 counselors attended admissions events More than 11 recruitment events

STUDENT RECRUITMENT ACTIVITIES IN QATAR – THROUGH OFFICE OF RECRUITMENT & COMMUNITY OUTREACH TARGETED AT GRADES 8, 9 & 10 (FIRST YEAR OF OPERATION) More than 25 independent and private schools visits on/off campus 1250 students met in school visits

OTHER RECRUITMENT PROGRAMS FOR QATARI STUDENTS: Qatar Society of Engineers collaborated with the University for a one-week engineering careers orientation program for grade 11 Qatari students. Twenty top students from 20 Qatari secondary schools attended the program that showcased educational opportunities at Texas A&M at Qatar and careers in engineering. Two groups of students from Al Bayan School conducted experiments in the University’s labs. Grade 10 parents attended parents’ night for a comprehensive introduction to Texas A&M at Qatar.

SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM The University’s summer enrichment program engages outstanding 11th grade Qatari students to prepare them to enter the University. They explore labs and experience student life while learning about admissions requirements, supplemental instruction services and career opportunities. Our program also includes field trips to various industrial plants and visits by industry executives. The 2012 program included 36 Qataris from secondary schools throughout Qatar.

ADDITIONAL PREPARATION OPPORTUNITIES The Aggie Gateway Program (AGP) offers provisional admission to Qataris whose academic credentials fall just short of meeting requirements for full admission. These students take courses to level their language skills and, after a year of academic success, are offered full admission to the University. For high school students who aspire to become Aggie engineers and for applicants who previously did not meet admission requirements, the Office of Supplemental Academic Instruction Services (OASIS) offers an innovative Jump Start Program that provides after-school tutoring and SAT preparation. The Quest Program works with mid-career Qatari professionals and their employers to support and empower adult students who want to earn a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M at Qatar. After completing the sevenmonth Quest program, these employees enroll in the University and bring the perspective of career experience into the classroom. The annual FAME (Future A&M Engineers) weekend, hosted by the Student Engineers’ Council connects with and recruits high school students who have expressed interest in studying engineering but are uncertain about their future. And for students whose goal is graduate school, OASIS offers GRE preparation courses.

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QATAR SCHOOL VISITS LIST 2012/2013 Date

School Name

Location

# Students

18 Sep 2012

ABP Visit

ABP

48

19 Sep 2012

QLA

QLA

35

11 – 12

TAMUQ Presentation and Fair

1 Oct 2012

Al-Wakra School -Girls

Student Center

30

11 – 12

Presentation

3 Oct 2012

Arwa Bint Abdul Mutaleb

Student Center

55

12

Presentation

3 Oct 2012

Al Khor Sec. School -Girls

Student Center

30

12

Presentation

3 Oct 2012

Rabaa AlAdaweya

Student Center

40

12

Presentation

8 Oct 2012

Aisha Bint Abi Baker

Student Center

20

12

Presentation

8 Oct 2012

Amna Bint Wahab

Student Center

30

12

Presentation

8 Oct 2012

AlShaymaa School

Student Center

30

12

Presentation

8 Oct 2012

Hamad Bin Abdulla

Student Center

18

10 – 12

Presentation

8 Oct 2012

Nasser Al-Atteya

Student Center

30

10 – 12

Presentation

10 Oct 2012

Al-Bayan School

Student Center

20

12

Presentation

10 Oct 2012

Um Ayman

Student Center

30

12

Presentation

10 Oct 2012

Khalifa School

Student Center

27

12

Presentation

10 Oct 2012

Ali Bin Jassim Al Thani

Student Center

13

12

Presentation

10 Oct 2012

DeBakey School

DeBakey School

30

7 – 12

Fair & PTA

15 Oct 2012

Mohammed bin AbdulWahab

Student Center

30

12

Presentation

15 Oct 2012

Abdulla Bin Ali Al Misnad

Student Center

30

12

Presentation

15 Oct 2012

Mohd Abdulaziz Al Mana

Student Center

30

12

Presentation

15 Oct 2012

Al-shahanya boys

Student Center

30

12

Presentation

17 Oct 2012

Al Arqam Academy for girls

Student Center

30

12

Presentation

17 Oct 2012

Al Kawthar

Student Center

30

12

Presentation

17 Oct 2012

Al-Salua School

Student Center

30

12

Presentation

17 Oct 2012

Al-Rayyan AlJadeed -Girls

Student Center

30

12

Presentation

22 Oct 2012

Um Hakeem-Girls

Student Center

30

12

Presentation

23 Oct 2012

Lebanese School

Lebanese School

35

12

Presentation

5 Nov 2012

Rabaa AlAdaweya

Rabaa AlAdaweya

100

12

Fair & PTA

7 Nov 2012

Qatar Technical School

Student Center

30

12

Presentation

7 Nov 2012

Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al-Thani

Student Center

30

12

Presentation

7 Nov 2012

Al-Zobara School

Student Center

30

12

Presentation

7 Nov 2012

Tarek Bin Ziyad-Boys

Student Center

40

12

Presentation

7 Nov 2012

AlWakra School - Boys

Student Center

40

11 – 12

Presentation

12 Nov 2012

Al-Shahanya Girls

Student Center

30

12

Presentation

15 Nov 2012

Al Arqam School

Al Arqam School

45

12

TAMUQ Presentation

19 Nov 2012

AlMaha Academy

Student Center

35

12

Presentation

xiv

Grade

Recruitment Method Presentation and Fair


Date

School Name

Location

# Students

Grade

Recruitment Method

21 Nov 2012

Al Resala School

Al Resala School

150

9 – 12

Fair

22 Nov 2012

AlWakra School - Boys

AlWakra School - Boys

70

11 – 12

TAMUQ Presentation

25 Nov 2012

Newton School

Newton School

90

11 – 13

TAMUQ Presentation

27 Nov 2012

Doha British School

Doha British School

250

10 – 13

Fair

27 Nov 2012

Park House

Doha British School

50

12

Fair

28 Nov 2012

AlShaymaa School

AlShaymaa School

20

12

TAMUQ Presentation

28 Nov 2012

Al-Jazeera Boys

Al-Jazeera Boys

14

12

TAMUQ Presentation & Workshop

28 Nov 2012

Cambridge School for Girls

Cambridge School for Girls

150

9 – 12

Fair & PTA

29 Nov 2012

Al-Jazeera Girls

Al-Jazeera Girls

17

12

TAMUQ Presentation

3 Dec 2012

Global Academy

Global Academy

70

12

TAMUQ Presentation

3 Dec 2012

DeBakey School

DeBakey School

50

11 – 12

TAMUQ Presentation

3 Dec 2012

Al Shamal School-Boys

Student Center

24

12

Presentation

4 Dec 2012

Qatar Academy

Qatar Academy

2

11 – 12

Fair

4 Dec 2012

American School of Doha

American School of Doha

4

12

Fair

5 Dec 2012

Dukhan School

Student Center

30

12

Presentation

5 Dec 2012

Al Karahna -Girls

Student Center

30

12

Presentation

5 Dec 2012

Roda Bint Mohammed Girls

Student Center

30

12

Presentation

5 Dec 2012

Dukhan School

Dukhan School

100

11 – 13

Fair

5 Dec 2012

Al Andalus School Girls

Al Andalus School

90

12

TAMUQ Presentation

5 Dec 2012

Dukhan Girls School

Student Center

25

12

Presentation

5 Dec 2012

Ahmed Bin Hanbal

Student Center

35

12

Presentation

5 Dec 2012

Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al-Thani

Student Center

30

12

Presentation

5 Dec 2012

Al Andalus Boys

Student Center

35

12

Presentation

9 Dec 2012

Inter. School of London

Inter. School of London

1

12

TAMUQ Presentation & Workshop

9 Dec 2012

Doha College Fair

Doha College

200

7 – 12

Fair

9 Dec 2012

Inter. School of Choueifat

Inter. School of Choueifat

24

12

TAMUQ Presentation

10 Dec 2012

Al Eman School

Al Eman School

30

12

Presentation

10 Dec 2012

Al Rayyan Al Jadeed Girls

Student Center

30

12

Presentation

10 Dec 2012

Omer Bin Abdulaziz  

Student Center

30

12

Presentation

10 Dec 2012

Ibn Tanmya

Student Center

30

12

Presentation

11 Dec 2012

Al-Andalus School Boys

Al-Andalus School Boys

27

12

Presentation

12 Dec 2012

Middle East School

Middle East School

10

12

Presentation

Total

2919

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Date

School Name

Location

# Students

Grade

Recruitment Method

13 Nov 2012

Khalifa Independent School

TAMUQ

15

12

Presentation & Workshop

13 Nov 2012

Tariq Bin Ziyad School

TAMUQ

13

12

Presentation & Workshop

18 Nov 2012

Al Resala School

TAMUQ

10

12

Presentation & Workshop

18 Nov 2012

Qatar Independent School

TAMUQ

20

12

Presentation & Workshop

20 Nov 2012

Rabaa AlAdawiya

TAMUQ

10

12

Presentation & Workshop

20 Nov 2012

Al-Kawthar School

TAMUQ

15

12

Presentation & Workshop

25 Nov 2012

Abdulla Al-Misnad

TAMUQ

7

12

Presentation & Workshop

25 Nov 2012

Admad Bin Hanbal

TAMUQ

7

12

Presentation & Workshop

9 Dec 2012

Ibn Taymiyah -Boys

TAMUQ

10

12

Presentation & Workshop

9 Dec 2012

Omar Bin Abduaziz

TAMUQ

13

12

Presentation & Workshop

9 Dec 2012

Ahmed Bin Hanbal

TAMUQ

16

12

Presentation & Workshop

11 Dec 2012

Al Eman School

Al Eman School

50

12

TAMUQ Presentation & Workshop

11 Dec 2012

Al-Shahaniya for Boys

TAMUQ

9

12

TAMUQ Presentation & Workshop

11 Dec 2012

Al-Wakra Boys

TAMUQ

6

12

TAMUQ Presentation & Workshop

Top 10

Total Top 10 Grand Total

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Engagement magazine appendix, spring 2013