11 May 2018 – 9:48
DOHA: Texas A&M University at Qatar graduated its 900th engineer yesterday in a ceremony attended by H E Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice-Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation.
Also present were Minister of Energy and Industry H E Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry, Minister of Municipality and Environment H E Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi, and chair of Texas A&M at Qatar’s Joint Advisory Board; and Dr. Mohammed Yousef Al Mulla, Managing Director and CEO of Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) and chair of Texas A&M at Qatar’s Dean’s Development Council.
More than 100 students walked across the stage of the Qatar National Convention Centre during Texas A&M at Qatar’s annual commencement ceremony, including 89 students who earned their bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and petroleum engineering. Of those, 49 degrees were awarded to Qatari graduates. In addition, 14 graduate students earned their Master of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in chemical engineering.
Sheikha Hind said, “Fifteen years ago, Texas A&M University at Qatar opened its doors in Education City, welcoming 29 students. I am delighted to see that there are 103 young men and women graduating from the university today”.
“Over the last number of years, Texas A&M at Qatar has been preparing these students to become the next generation of engineering leaders, equipped with the knowledge and skills to tackle the challenges of tomorrow. I am confident that these young men and women will continue to develop as individuals and help build a better world. Congratulations, Class of 2018”.