Carnegie Mellon University
The library at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar received a collection of 40 books on the oil and gas industry from Shell in Qatar, in a step to reinforce the ongoing partnership between the two organizations.
The donation was initiated by Saad Al Matwi, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon Qatar, who is currently working at Shell and is a member of the ‘Ambassador Committee’- devoted to strengthening the relationship between Shell and Carnegie Mellon Qatar.
“We hope that this initial donation of books will help raise the students’ awareness on Qatar's key industry; the energy sector. We have been close partners with Carnegie Mellon Qatar on different projects that encourage innovation, research and technical skills, and we are looking forward to collaborate more on various projects and different levels," said Ludolf Luehmann, information management and technology manager at Shell and the team lead of ‘Carnegie Mellon University Campus Ambassador’s program, which aims at reaching out and developing partnerships with the university.
The oil and gas book collection will be placed in a dedicated shelf at the university’s library recognizing Shell’s contribution.
According to Robert Monroe, associate dean at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, this initiative strengthens the long-term commitment between the two organizations, as it recognizes the importance of education and the energy sector.
“We are delighted to receive these books, which are a great reference and resource to our students, faculty members and staff. These books will also encourage students, especially those who are interested in working and/or interning at Shell, to broaden their research and improve their knowledge of the oil and gas industry which is of great importance to Qatar," said Monroe.
Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar and Shell have been close partners over the years. Shell has sponsored events and outreach programs at Carnegie Mellon University Qatar, such as the ‘Botball Educational Robotics’ outreach program and ‘Ibitikar Qatar’ (information systems outreach competition), participated in the university’s ‘Making the Connection’ lecture series and Professional Day (career fair), where it has provided students with career opportunities and internship placements, as well as worked closely with faculty members on various technology and research projects.
“The ongoing partnership between CMU-Q and Shell will help open up new gates of collaboration – so that we can further develop our emphasis on providing the best opportunities for students, while focusing on key areas of mutual interest. We are delighted to collaborate and work with Shell, to help build the education and scientific infrastructure of the country, and contribute to Qatar’s National Vision 2030,” Monroe added.
Shell will once again partner with Carnegie Mellon Qatar in sponsoring the Botball 2012 program, as it encourages students to take innovative approaches to solve problems, as well as to apply their scientific and technical skills.