Qatar University College of Arts and Sciences students win awards

 09 Nov 2017 - 0:25

The Peninsula

Qatar University College of Arts and Sciences (QU-CAS) students won the Regional Winner and Highly Commended awards at the Undergraduate Awards (UA) 2017 Program.
Chemistry and Earth Sciences (minor Biology) senior student, Sandra Das, received the Regional Winner Award for her paper titled “Endothelial Nitric Oxide Activity & Bioavailability during Obesity Conditions”, and English Literature and Linguistics senior student Zinnira Shaikh received the Highly Commended Award for her paper titled “Guilty until proven innocent – Media trials of Muslim terror suspects in India”.
The UA received 6472 papers for its 2017 Programme. The top 10% of papers in each of the 25 categories are Highly Commended, just one paper from each category is named the UA Global Winner and the top papers from each region are named the Regional Winners.
Commenting on the students’ achievement, Dr Rashid Al-Kuwari,CAS Dean said: “We are proud of our students’ achievement. This is a testament to CAS’ commitment to provide its students with an optimal learning environment that ensures their success and with opportunities to excel and develop their potential. This aligns with QU’s vision to shape a generation of professionals and leaders who can contribute to fulfilling the national aspirations towards a knowledge-based economy.”
Dr Brenda Cullen, UA Executive Director, said: “It is an immense achievement for undergraduate students to benchmark their work globally.”
Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland said: “The Undergraduate Awards celebrates original, creative thinking among students, and the world’s need for such critical capacity has never been greater.”