Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ), a Qatar Foundation partner university, has honored Occidental Petroleum of Qatar Ltd. (Oxy Qatar) with a place on the Paragons recognition wall, which distinguishes top supporters and partners in the industry and community in Qatar.
Oxy Qatar has continuously supported TAMUQ’s engineering programs, included aiding petroleum engineering student development to attend the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) annual conference and similar colloquiums within the region, sponsorship of TAMUQ’s Senior Design Project Day, and the growth of its SPE student chapter.
Earlier this year, Oxy Qatar sought to help TAMUQ’s educational outreach efforts aimed at motivating grade 7-12 students to opt for educational pathways for careers in fields related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The initiative encourages both teachers and students through a large portfolio of academic programs and workshops designed to help students find a route for academic success.
Dr. César O. Malavé, Dean of TAMUQ, said, "We are humbled by Oxy Qatar's generosity and their unwavering belief in our students and our programs.
“Through this partnership, we were able to expand our students' educational horizons and help them prepare for their careers after graduation, and with Oxy Qatar's support of our STEM programs, we're driving Qatar's best and brightest young students toward careers in engineering and science, which Qatar will need to meet the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030."
Andrew H. Kershaw, President & General Manager of Oxy Qatar, attended the unveiling of the Paragons special wall tile at TAMUQ, and said, "Oxy is proud of its enduring partnership with Texas A&M, both here in Qatar as well as in the US.
“We have supported the university for many years and have employed some of the best, world class graduates that the university produces. We at Oxy, believe in continuing to strengthen our ties with academia and to support centers of learning excellence such as TAMUQ.
“At Oxy, everywhere we live and work, we strive to support our communities and to help drive continuous improvement in education, both now as well as for the increasing future challenges. Oxy thanks TAMUQ and the Dean for his wise leadership and for this recognition and we wish everyone every possible success going forward."
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