Texas A&M Qatar Beta Zeta
Charter Date April 24, 2012
Chapter No. 174
Advisor Dr. Bilal Mansoor
On January 9, 2012, Dr. Houshong Masudi expressed interest in forming a new chapter at Texas A&M Qatar. The petition was unanimously approved at the business meeting during the San Jose Convention on March 2, 2012. The charter initiation was conducted by the Secretary-Treasurer, Dr. Alex Moutsoglou, on April 24, 2012, in Doha, Qatar. Seventeen undergraduate students and two Honorary members, Dr. Houshang Masudi, and Dr. Hamid Parsaei, were inducted in the formal ceremony attended by parents and friends of the inductees. Dr. Masudi became the first advisor of the Texas A&M Qatar Beta Zeta chapter.
ANNUAL SUMMARY REPORTS
2022-2023, Hassan Khan, President
The Beta Zeta Chapter of Pi Tau Sigma at Texas A&M University at Qatar had an eventful semester, showcasing academic excellence and community engagement. The initiation ceremony welcomed 20 new students and honored 14 current members. The chapter organized numerous High Impact Experience Symposiums, highlighting impactful experiences in research and internships. An informative session on 3D scanning and additive manufacturing emphasized the relevance of these techniques. Additionally, an inter-honor society trivia event fostered collaboration and community. The chapter's accomplishments demonstrate its dedication to excellence and fostering a strong engineering community.
2019-2020, Hassan Haider, President
This academic year, our chapter held two initiations in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. In total we inducted 5 new members into the Beta Zeta chapter of Pi Tau Sigma. During the spring semester, we had planned to hold an alumni lecture series to give an idea to the current members on life after university such as navigating career paths and networking. However, the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to all chapter activities planned for the Spring 2020 as the campus closed down in early March. As a result, the Spring 2020 initiation was done through Zoom.
2018-2019 Osamah Hindi, President
This academic year, our chapter held two initiations and was able to initiate 12 new members to Pi Tau Sigma. During the spring semester, our president and vice president traveled to Colorado to participate in the annual PTS Convention. We were able to learn a lot from other chapters and get new ideas for activities and fundraisers that would help us get our chapters name around our campus and build more support. We also made plans to hold lectures given by industry specialists in the coming academic year.