FAME (Future A & M Engineers)

The Student Engineers' Council at TAMUQ organized its first major event of the semester, Future A&M Engineers (FAME), on January 27th, 2011. FAME is a one-day conference where high school students studying in Qatar visit Texas A&M and experience the college life for a day. The purpose of this event is:

  • To make students aware of the world class education available in Doha
  • To motivate students to apply to TAMUQ after graduating from high school

As the Chairperson of FAME, it was my responsibility to plan and run the event. My committee and I met regularly to decide how the event would be scheduled.  It was our goal to provide visiting students with a balance of fun and learning.  The biggest challenge was getting a mixed group of students from a variety of Arabic, Indian and international schools together at FAME.  We targeted 11th grade students to give them enough time to consider applying to Texas A&M as their first choice. The event was a success as 64 students from Qatar Academy, Amna Bint Wahab Girls School, Al Jazeera Academy, Al Khor International School and Birla Public School attended FAME. 

 A glimpse of FAME ’11

Information Sessions

  • Admissions procedure and requirements
  • Majors offered, introduction to the faculty and opportunities of cross-registration
  • Make Education City your home

Leisure Activities

  • Engineering activities focused on team work and cooperation

  • Trivia on everything from science to entertainment

Experience of a Lifetime

  • Trip to the Qatar Science and Technology Park
  • Organized by SEC’s platinum sponsor, Shell
  • Job opportunities in Shell
  • Tour of research labs

FAME is the perfect event if you’re looking to learn more about studying in Doha. It equips you with all the information necessary to make an intelligent, informed decision about your future.

High school learned a lot from FAME and we enjoyed putting together the event for them! For more information, contact me at

by Akanksha Menon  Jan 31st, 2011
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