Texas A&M University at Qatar celebrated its 10 Years of Engineering – A World of Difference anniversary at a gala event Sunday night at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC). The event was attended by HH Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation (QF), QF and Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU) VIPs and executive staff from Texas A&M University’s main campus in Texas, US. The University has been offering engineering degree programmes in Qatar since 2003.
The event served to mark a milestone decade in Qatar and an opportunity to promote its mission of developing leaders of character by presenting a resolution to Her Highness that supports her newly launched Educate a Child initiative. The resolution outlined Texas A&M at Qatar’s dedication to partner with Educate a Child to engage Aggie engineering students in developing solutions for practical problems that hinder access to education through engineering design projects.
The Educate a Child initiative seeks to deliver quality primary education to millions of children across the world and address challenges that keep 61 million children out of school because of extreme poverty, conflict, natural disaster, prejudice or any factor that can make them hard to reach by conventional means. The University is the first to offer public support for the newly launched initiative.
The anniversary event marked the launch of a year of celebration for the University. The World Congress on Engineering Education (WCEE 2013), hosted in collaboration with Maersk Oil Qatar, is the University’s birthday gift to Qatar. Slated for 7-9 January at QNCC, the Congress has attracted engineering leaders, educators and innovators from top engineering institutions around the world and is set to become the pre-eminent gathering for engineering professionals and academics.
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